Imagine a world (I hope you heard that in the deep announcer guy voice like I did) where the aging process slowed significantly. Where you didn’t have to worry about toxic radioactive waste in the environment. Where the threat of infections such as HIV were a thing of the past. Seems like something that could be years (or even decades) away, right?
Apparently scientists at the Uniformed Services University say a bug dubbed Conan the Bacterium holds the key to creating vaccines for numerous deadly diseases such as HIV and cancer. Conan has already proven effective in killing MRSA in mice at NIH.
You know what I think when I read this?
I mean come on, who among us hasn’t read the story about the “miracle drug” or “scientific discovery” that accidentally led to the zombie outbreak? Before you know it we’re all huddled in malls and driving over the ocean of our brain-eating neighbors. Okay, maybe I’m reading too much into this. Or maybe not enough.
I’ll let you all be the judge of this. I’m just going to step out and stock up on my one-size-fits-all apocalypse travel kit…
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Jessica L. Tozer is a blogger for DoDLive and Armed With Science. She is an Army veteran and an avid science fiction fan, both of which contribute to her enthusiasm for technology in the military.
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