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Zika vaccine possible 'within months'

Posted in Science on 5th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

The Zika vaccine in development uses synthesised genetic information from the virus, rather than live virus, to trigger an immune response in the body.

Scientists say they could safely and quickly test a zika vaccine

Posted in Science on 17th Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

'We can almost certainly contain future Ebola outbreaks, and that we will have a new paradigm and tool for dealing with new outbreaks of whatever emerges in the future."

Researchers use modified rabies viruses to map the brain

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

Few diseases match rabies' method of self-replication and domination of the brain. The virus multiplies, spreading from cell to cell until the brain cannot support normal function.

HIV vaccine to be tested on people

Posted in Medicine on 10th Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

Scientists have long been frustrated by the ability of the AIDS virus to mutate and evade the immune system.

Universal flu vaccine comes closer

Posted in Medicine on 24th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

Researchers say they are closer to developing a vaccine to give life-long protection against any type of flu, after promising trials in animals.