Scientists have used the UK's synchrotron science facility, Diamond Light Source, to solve the structure of a key enzyme in Streptococcus pneumonia (the pneumococcus). These bacteria cause a range of respiratory infections, ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is creating a stockpile of avian influenza vaccines, but an expert suggests careful consideration of the strategy and cautions that the strain of the next outbreak is unknown.
Researchers at Brigham Young University have devised a system to speed up the process of making life-saving vaccines for new viruses.
Carbohydrates are often considered the 'Cinderella' molecules of biology yet they are a feature of an increasing number of medicines, from small molecule drugs to protein therapeutics or vaccines.