Biosingularity

Making a Flu Vaccine Without the Virus

Posted on: November 27, 2012

A new vaccine strategy could make flu shots cheaper, safer, and easier to produce. Using synthetic messenger RNA (mRNA) instead of proteins purified from viruses, German scientists have shown they can protect mice, ferrets, and pigs against influenza. “This is a very interesting new approach,” says Hans-Dieter Klenk, a virologist at the University of Marburg in Germany who was not involved in the work.

 

sn-fluvirus.jpg

via Making a Flu Vaccine Without the Virus – ScienceNOW.

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 824 other followers

Follow me on Twitter

Medical Professional Database Award

 Doctor

Visitors Now

who's online

Blog Stats

  • 1,395,802 hits

Categories

Top Rated

Flickr Photos

Catania

Golden Frog

Sedge Warbler

The magical tree [ Explored 22nd April 2014 ]

The Hornby Triangle

Alfriston Church

'Towering Inferno' - Church Bay, Anglesey

"Small things, big effect"

Yellow Dung Fly (female) - Scathophaga stercoraria

Disrupted Years

More Photos

Maps

Networked blogs

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 824 other followers

%d bloggers like this: