posted on Mar, 20 2004 @ 01:49 PM
US scientists have developed a vaccine for an inhaled form of the lethal toxin Ricin.
A team at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research found all mice with a vaccine rubbed into there skin survived after inhaling the toxin.
Ricin, produced naturally from castor beans, is 6000 times more poisonous than cyanide and is fatal in tiny amounts.
The findings were presented at the American Society for Microbiology's Biodefence Research Meeting.
Here is some more information on Ricin and its recent news about it.
Looks like the CDC and USAMRIID have been busy with its other companies.