A Vaccine That Prevents Teeth From Decaying


By: Julian Scott

Low-temperature electron micrograph of a clust...
Low-temperature electron micrograph of a cluster of E. coli bacteria, magnified 10,000 times. Each individual bacterium is oblong shaped. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Scientists from China developed a way to prevent teeth from decaying. It starts with taking strands of E. Coli, combining it with proteins derived from the Streptococcus mutans bacteria which causes cavities. I know it sounds weird putting cavities in your mouth along with E. Coli but there is a reason. Scientists have tested this vaccine on rodents in the form of a nasal spray.

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This relates to engineering because its is chemical engineering when you combine chemicals. You need to know which chemicals work together and which chemicals do not.