Archive for March 1st, 2013

Key TB vaccine trial fails; more waiting in the wings – Reuters

1 March, 2013

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NPR (blog) Key TB vaccine trial fails; more waiting in the wings Reuters CHICAGO (Reuters) – A highly anticipated study of the first new tuberculosis vaccine in 90 years showed it offered no added benefit over the current vaccine …

Ed Rybicki‘s insight:

And that’s the way it SHOULD be: a whole pipeline of stuff waiting to go into people.

Unlike the South African HIV vaccine development effort….

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Influenza animation – flu virus mechanism

1 March, 2013

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Animation of the mechanism of an influenza virus and how Crucell’s antibodies target the HA1 proteins on the virus and prevent further spread of influenza. C…

Ed Rybicki‘s insight:

I am sure I’ve done this or similar before – and this one’s an advert for Crucell’s MAbs.

But never mind!  It’s a SUPERB animation, showing things as accurately as anyone could wish for – complete with proteins moving around in membranes and being flexible.  An excellent way of getting over to students exactly how viruses get into cells.

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