HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
SARS vaccine development

While there have been only isolated cases of SARS since the 2003/2004 epidemic, it is likely that we will see future outbreaks. As a result, a number of laboratories are working on strategies for a SARS vaccine. One promising approach is being reported by Jan ter Meulen and colleagues.

The researchers developed a strategy called passive immunization, in which combinations of antibodies against the SARS virus are given to individuals at risk at the time of a possible new outbreak. Passive immunization strategies have been shown to curb outbreaks of hepatitis A virus and to prevent infection with varicella-zoster virus, and such antibody prophylaxis may be an effective means of controlling a future SARS outbreak.

To be effective, it is important that an antibody-based vaccine offers sufficient breadth of protection against all relevant strains of the SARS virus and prevents the selection of escape variants in the patient. In their study, the researchers present the characteristics of a combination of two human monoclonal antibodies that seem to have the desired characteristics in cell-culture experiments in the laboratory.


'"/>

Contact: Andrew Hyde
ahyde@plos.org
44-122-346-3330
Public Library of Science
3-Jul-2006


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
2. DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial
3. Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children
4. Trials underway for essential new TB vaccine
5. Hib vaccine: A critical ally in Asias effort to reduce child deaths
6. Progress toward an antitumor vaccine
7. Chemotherapy may enhance the effectiveness of brain tumor vaccines
8. OHSU Cancer Institute shows findings of immunotherapy vaccine in prostate cancer patients
9. International studies show high efficacy for HPV vaccine
10. Vaxfectin-formulated measles DNA vaccine elicits long-term protection in nonhuman primates
11. Papillomavirus vaccine could substantially reduce cervical cancer incidence

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: SARS vaccine development

(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 A new white ... experience and person-centeredness in the long-term care environment as ... across the continuum. The paper, “The Power of Person-Centeredness ... perspectives and practices of the patient, resident and family ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Carinsurancesavings.biz has released a new blog post presenting the ... , Purchasing an accidental death and dismemberment rider for ... of rider provides benefits if the insured dies in an ... form of life insurance. , AD&D is not expensive ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Weddingshe.com has added many trendy Champagne wedding dresses ... in the past three years. Today, the business announces a ... to the sales manager of the company, this is on ... This point can be reflected on the discounted wedding dresses ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and ... relationship in an effort to further promote visibility and adoption ... has long made AMA journals available via its subscription services, ... JAMA Network. , Long known as both a ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Lower-Auto-Insurance.com has released a new blog post explaining the importance of ... the costs of an auto insurance policy . , Clients ... prices for their vehicle insurance policies. The safety a vehicle offers ... Because of this, drivers should always carry a first aid ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 3Health News:Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Can Be Purchased at Low Prices Online 2Health News:Weddingshe Announces A Special Offer On Its Popular Glamorous Wedding Dresses 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 4Health News:Driving Safe And Other Factors That Make Auto Insurance Affordable! 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... MYERS, Fla. , Jan. 23, 2015  Today the ... of Novartis, Bexsero® for the prevention of serogroup ... 25. Bexsero and Pfizer,s vaccine Trumenba®, which received FDA ... helping prevent this devastating disease. "I ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... WASHINGTON , Jan. 23, 2015  A new analysis ... Part D 2015 enrollment data shows that 81 percent ... convenient access and extra discounts at certain pharmacies. The ... "Preferred pharmacy plans are now the foundation of ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/-- Harwood Feffer LLP ( ... of directors of Advaxis, Inc. ("Advaxis" or the "Company") ... has breached its fiduciary duties to shareholders. ... an investing website reporting that Advaxis had misrepresented the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The National Meningitis Association (NMA) Applauds FDA Approval of Second Vaccine To Protect Against Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease 2New Analysis: 81 Percent of Medicare Part D Seniors Choose "Preferred Pharmacy" Plans in 2015 2Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Advaxis, Inc. 2
Cached News: