Scientists on the verge of new vaccines

Gary Finnegan

Gary Finnegan

September 8th, 2011

Gary Finnegan

‘Scientists could be on the verge of developing vaccines for smoking, cancer, AIDS and malaria, according to a series of articles published in a special edition of the UK Royal Society journal. ’

Scientists-on-the-verge-of-new-vaccinesChronic diseases are a major target of intensive research efforts, with the promise of therapeutic vaccination offering hope that protection against conditions once viewed as beyond the reach of vaccine research.

The role of vaccines in raising standards of global health is also addressed with a special focus on how organisations such as the GAVI alliance can help improve access to medicines for people in developing countries.

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    • Gary Finnegan

      Gary Finnegan

      September 9th, 2011

      It’s briefly mentioned in this one but the full text is only available to subscribers.

      Here’s the relevant quote: “A vaccine of considerable interest for South East Asia is the dengue virus vaccine. Again, progress of research is good here and a vaccine should become available soon.”