Navigation Links
Scientists take a step towards developing better vaccines for bluetongue
Date:8/1/2011

l virus particle. Then, to check whether they had been successful, they infected some midge cells with the newly synthesized virus.

Professor Roy continues "When we injected the virus particles that we had assembled in the test tube into some midge cells they started behaving and replicating just as we would expect a wild virus to do. This was a really exciting moment. What had previously been a complex of proteins and other molecules whirred into activity and started making copies of itself."

Currently, Bluetongue vaccines are produced by chemical treatment of virulent viruses to inactivate them. These vaccines are effective at preventing the disease, but because it is difficult to tell the difference between animals that have been vaccinated from those that have recovered from an infection. This makes controlling outbreaks much more difficult.

This new approach provides an assembly kit for the virus which could allow scientists to design vaccines with useful properties. Developing a vaccine that is tagged with a marker, for example, would make it easier to tell the difference between animals that have been vaccinated and those that have suffered the disease.

Professor Douglas Kell, BBSRC Chief Executive, said "This is an exciting development and offers great potential for future vaccine development. Using the tools of synthetic biology, we are now able to assemble viruses piece by piece in a way that gives us far greater understanding of how they work. This approach could allow us to make safer and more effective vaccines against a range of viral diseases.

"However, whilst these technologies have great potential benefits we must ensure that scientists are mindful of the wider social and ethical implications of their work. In June 2010 BBSRC published the findings of a Synthetic Biology Dialogue which was carried out in partnership with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The dialogue explored people
'/>"/>

Contact: Mike Davies
mike.davies@bbsrc.ac.uk
44-179-341-4694
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Clemson scientists put a (nano) spring in their step
2. City of Hope Helps KGI Launch New Management Training Program for Scientists
3. University of Pennsylvania scientists move optical computing closer to reality
4. Scientists grow nanonets able to snare added energy transfer
5. The National Cancer Institute Joins the Global Community of Scientists Now Using BIOMARKERcenter From Thomson Reuters
6. Scientists peel away the mystery behind golds catalytic prowess
7. SACHEM Launches 2-D HPLC e-Learning Program : New e-Learning Program Teaches Scientists How to Better Analyze and Prove Product Purity Through Greater Sensitivity and Precision in Identification of Trace Components
8. Vermillion and Stanford Scientists Receive Best Research Award From the PAD Coalition
9. Brewing better beer: Scientists determine the genomic origins of lager yeasts
10. Tengion Scientists Publish Positive Preclinical Findings With Neo-Organ Demonstrating Long-term Durability and Growth With Skeletal Maturation
11. CU scientists create worlds thinnest balloon -- just one atom thick
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - RepliCel Life ... regenerative medicine company focused on the development of autologous ... out of the University of Calgary in conjunction with ... Carolina, which further validates the company,s ongoing clinical research ... effects of pattern baldness. The paper entitled ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014 GenomeDx Biosciences today ... Prostate Cancer Classifier, a genomic test for prostate cancer, ... high-risk men managed by radical prostatectomy without adjuvant therapy. ... is relatively uncommon, using tumor genomics to identify these ... disease is an important advance. The study has been ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... The American Journal of Hematology/Oncology, ... reviews and editorials addressing developments and pathways related ... a provocative article exploring the role of follicle-stimulating ... treatment of prostate cancer. , The article ... possibility that there could be a connection to ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Fertility Associates of Memphis has announced ... , a network of more than 20 contributing ... have fast access to a national pool of frozen ... Fertility Associates of Memphis is the only fertility clinic ... , Dr. William Kutteh , director of Fertility ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Newly Released Peer-Reviewed Publication Further Validates RepliCel's Use of Dermal Sheath Cup Cells to Treat Pattern Baldness 2Newly Released Peer-Reviewed Publication Further Validates RepliCel's Use of Dermal Sheath Cup Cells to Treat Pattern Baldness 3Newly Released Peer-Reviewed Publication Further Validates RepliCel's Use of Dermal Sheath Cup Cells to Treat Pattern Baldness 4Newly Released Peer-Reviewed Publication Further Validates RepliCel's Use of Dermal Sheath Cup Cells to Treat Pattern Baldness 5Study Published in European Urology Shows that the Decipher Prostate Cancer Classifier is Predictive of Rapid Metastasis in High-Risk Men who have had Prostate Surgery 2Study Published in European Urology Shows that the Decipher Prostate Cancer Classifier is Predictive of Rapid Metastasis in High-Risk Men who have had Prostate Surgery 3Prostate Cancer Experts Dissect the Role of Follicle-stimulating Hormone in the Development, Progression and Potential Treatment of Prostate Cancer 2Prostate Cancer Experts Dissect the Role of Follicle-stimulating Hormone in the Development, Progression and Potential Treatment of Prostate Cancer 3Prostate Cancer Experts Dissect the Role of Follicle-stimulating Hormone in the Development, Progression and Potential Treatment of Prostate Cancer 4Fertility Associates of Memphis Announces Partnership with Donor Egg Bank USA 2Fertility Associates of Memphis Announces Partnership with Donor Egg Bank USA 3
... the Cingular merger with AT&T? , ,I've read the business ... acquires the assets and customers of AT&T Wireless for $41 ... No. 2 carrier Verizon by 9 million subscribers. The one ... Wireless brand and plans to launch a new wireless service ...
... movers will get a crash course in getting their foot ... Symposium on March 2 in the Fluno Center. , ... and produced in conjunction with WTN Media, will bring ... , ,I think its quite significant to CIOs, in terms ...
... U.S. during 2004. , ,We also took a look at ... well as how the life science industry performed. Though I had ... life science industry in the Midwest performed, that data is not ... was able to ferret out some additional data on venture capital ...
Cached Biology Technology:Cingular confusion 2Cingular confusion 3Fusion 2005 symposium aims to bring CIOs to the boardroom 2Midwest VC investment up in 2004, but number of deals down 2Midwest VC investment up in 2004, but number of deals down 3
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014  NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... a biometric authentication company focused on the growing mobile ... and security consultant, Apollo Robbins for the ... wallet.  Apollo Robbins will ... th , 2015, demonstrating some of his famous theft ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 18, 2014 Research and Markets ... of the "Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The ... at a CAGR of 3.6% from 2014 to 2019. ... this market, Canada is expected ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 15, 2014 The Defense ... it easier to detect and prevent counterfeit microcircuits ... Today the agency started performing an in-house microcircuit ... validate the authenticity of purchased microcircuits while increasing ... quality control measures will be conducted at DLA,s ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 2NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 3NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 4Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market (Intrusion Detection Sensor, Video Surveillance, Communication/Alarm and Notification, Access Control System) 2Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market (Intrusion Detection Sensor, Video Surveillance, Communication/Alarm and Notification, Access Control System) 3Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 2Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 3
... out at the University of Gothenburg may lead to more ... resistant plants, and crops with a limited absorption and storage ... organs in the human body, it is used in the ... active component of drugs against parasitic diseases. Healing ...
... 25, 2012The tiniest and the heaviest fetuses are at much ... new research has found. , Fetuses who are "severely small ... of all fetuses, disproportionately account for about six per cent ... , Fetuses that are "severely large for gestational age," or ...
... The human gut is home to a teeming ecosystem ... and disease. But while the gut microbiota is interacting ... viruses. In a study published online in ... system, revealing a common set of viruses associated with gut ...
Cached Biology News:Arsenic for better drugs and cleaner crops 2Smallest and largest fetuses at greater risk of being stillborn, research finds 2Gut microbes battle a common set of viruses shared by global populations 2
... PCR plate, Directly compatible with ABI thermal ... for improved sealing characteristics can be ... or cap strips, Certified free of DNase, ... part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world ...
AVOID FREEZE/THAW CYCLES. Recognizes the ~32 kDa DNase IIα chain and the ~40 kDa proenzyme. DNase II causes both DNA condensation and DNA fragmentation. ...
BD BioCoat Vented Caps for 175 cm2 Flasks...
...
Biology Products: