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Tue, 7th Apr 2015

The plant that resurrects

Dr Bruce Roser, StablePharma

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A key symbol of the Easter holidays is resurrection. Christians may celebrate a Resurrection plant_Anastatica hierochunticafamous resurrection on Easter Sunday, but according to the Bible, Jesus definitely wasn't brought back to life by dunking him in water. However, that's exactly how a new breed of preserved vaccines and drugs are resurrected, after being held in suspended animation in a special sugary glass - a discovery that could revolutionise vaccine delivery across the world. Kat Arney spoke to Cambridge-based scientist Bruce Roser to discover how the technology works.


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