Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Advanced research in HIV and Hep C vaccine

The scientists from University of Adelaide are planning a new kind of DNA vaccines that will protect against the deadly diseases including HIV and Hepatitis C viruses. This is a big research in this field. The scientists have planned a patent application that they describe as the relatively easy, simple and effective technique for stimulating the body’s immune system response, hence helpful in delivering the vaccine. The research team has achieved this vaccine by the protein that leads to small amount of cell death by the vaccination. Once the vaccination is formulated it will prevent incurable diseases. The co-researcher, Professor Eric Gowans from the University's Discipline of Surgery, based at the Basil Hetzel Institute at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital explains, “There's been a lot of work done in the past to target the dendritic cells, but this has never been effective until now. What we've done is incredibly simple, but often the simple things are the best approach. We're not targeting the dendritic cells directly - instead, we've found an indirect way of getting them to do what we want.”

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