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Diabetes Vaccine Shows Promise In Early Trials
2013-06-27 05:19:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine are leading an international team of scientists in a clinical trial of a vaccine designed to combat type 1 diabetes. The vaccine has delivered initially promising results, leading the team to suggest it may selectively counter the errant immune system response that causes the disease. The study, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Science Translational Medicine, was a...

2013-06-26 13:20:29

Scientists in the US have developed a novel vaccination method that uses tiny gold particles to mimic a virus and carry specific proteins to the body's specialist immune cells. The technique differs from the traditional approach of using dead or inactive viruses as a vaccine and was demonstrated in the lab using a specific protein that sits on the surface of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The results have been published today, 26 June, in IOP Publishing's journal Nanotechnology...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.