Medical research

DNA-based vaccine guards against Zika in monkey study

An experimental DNA-based vaccine protected monkeys from infection with the birth defects-causing Zika virus, and it has proceeded to human safety trials, researchers report.

HIV & AIDS

A natural approach for HIV vaccine

(PhysOrg.com) -- For 25 years, researchers have tried and failed to develop an HIV vaccine, primarily by focusing on a small number of engineered "super antibodies" to fend off the virus before it takes hold. So far, these ...

Medical research

New clues about why a universal flu vaccine is so elusive

Every year, we're reminded to return to the pharmacy for a flu shot. Why can't we have a flu vaccine that offers long-term protection, like those for measles or polio? That's because the influenza virus continuously evolves, ...

Immunology

Simulating amino acid starvation may improve dengue vaccines

Eating a low-calorie diet can help you live longer and prevent age-related diseases—and even improve the immune system's function. A new study finds that, in mice, a compound used in herbal medicine can give a similar immune ...

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