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  • UQ researchers make West Nile vaccine breakthrough

    05/21/2008 8:05:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 118+ views
    University of Queensland researchers have made a giant leap forward in the race to develop a vaccine for the potentially debilitating West Nile virus. Associate Professor Alex Khromykh, from UQ's School of Molecular & Microbial Sciences, and colleagues have found a way to generate immune response levels comparable to a live virus vaccine, which could also help suffers of other disease such as dengue fever and Japanese encephalitis. “What this means is that our prototype vaccine has the potential to not only be safer but just as effective as live vaccines,” Dr Khromykh said. Dr Khromykh said West Nile virus...