How anthrax gets a grip on cellsBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7320.1022/a (Published 03 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1022
- Scott Gottlieb
- New York
Scientists have identified the key structures of the anthrax bacterium that could lead to antitoxins and other treatments for the infection.
The research, some of it begun as long as five years ago, is fortuitously bearing fruit just as the disease is the focus of a biological terrorism scare in the United States. Any medicines arising from the work, however, will not appear for a year or two at the earliest, experts have said.
The National …