Gastro: soon a transgenic rice to calm diarrhea

04.11.2013

Mediste

Published 04 November 2013

Severe cases of diarrheal disease are caused by rotavirus. To neutralize the virus, researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a transgenic rice capable of producing large quantities of antibodies fighting against inflammation of the intestines. This rice is thermally stable, soluble and resistant to the acid environment of the stomach.

The full article is available in French here.

Read more about the story in the Science 2.0 article: 'New GMO Rice Protects Against Rotavirus Infection'.