News tagged with vaccine

A 24-karat gold key to unlock the immune system

Developing a drug or vaccine requires a delicate balancing act with the immune system. On one hand, medications need to escape detection by the immune system in order to perform their function. But vaccinations — de-activated ...

dateMar 26, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Strengthening the bond between policy and science

One only has to be reminded of the BSE crisis and the MMR vaccine scare to recognise the importance of having policy informed by the best available science. Now, a collaboration of over fifty academics and policy makers from ...

dateMar 10, 2012 in Other
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Arctic evolution leads to salmonella vaccine

Bacteria harvested from the frigid waters of the Arctic could be the key to a new type of temperature-sensitive vaccine. University of Victoria microbiology researcher Dr. Francis Nano has received Genome BC Proof-of-Concept ...

dateMar 05, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Vaccines for HIV: A new design strategy

HIV has eluded vaccine-makers for thirty years, in part due to the virus' extreme ability to mutate. Physical scientists and clinical virologists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Ragon Institute ...

dateFeb 23, 2012 in Biochemistry
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