Archive for March 31st, 2013

Scientists Built a Fake Virus Shell to Make a Sterile, Zombified Vaccine

31 March, 2013

See on Scoop.itVirology News

Vaccines beef up your immune system by giving it a little taste of a weak—or dead—version of diseases. Now researchers in the UK have developed an alternative approach:

Ed Rybicki‘s insight:

There’s a new one: zombified virus!!  So basically, just virus-like particles – like the Hepatitis B virus vaccine that’s been on sale for years, and the Human papillomavirus vaccines that have been blockbusting the industry in the last couple.

 

And not new, either: others have previously tried the same approach – in plants, no less – and been successful.  But they were from Argentina.

See on gizmodo.com