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Development of a Type III Protein Secretion System as a Quasi-Synthetic Protein Antigen Delivery Nanomachine

Type III protein secretion systems are used by many bacteria to inject proteins into mammalian cells. Jorge Galan of Yale University will develop an antigen delivery machine based on the type III protein delivery system that will not require the use of live-attenuated bacteria, offering a safer vaccine platform.

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