Navigation Links
Breakthrough opens new avenues for hep C vaccine
Date:9/13/2011

kness, and surprise finding, was the significant drop in the diversity of the viral variants in each individual studied, occurring about three months after transmission, around the time where the immune system is starting to combat the virus. A lower number of variants means the virus is easier to target."

Study leader Professor Lloyd said the discoveries were significant because of their potential to overcome longstanding barriers to hepatitis C vaccine development.

"To date hepatitis C has been difficult to target with single interventions because there are many different strains of the virus," he said. "In addition, like HIV, the hepatitis C virus mutates very rapidly and exists as a complex family of mutated viruses within every infected individual, meaning the virus can avoid efforts by the immune system to keep it under control," Professor Lloyd said.

"What's more, a third of infected people can have an effective immune response that eliminates the virus early on. This means key initial immune responses were difficult to identify and study because early infection and elimination can go unrecognised."

Professor Lloyd said work is now underway to identify the key immunological features of the founder viruses in order to guide new vaccines.

"Further research will test the extent of the immune response against these founder viruses in a cohort of very early infected individuals," he said.


'/>"/>

Contact: Professor Andrew Lloyd
a.lloyd@UNSW.EDU.AU
61-413-112-701
University of New South Wales
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Breakthrough in genetics of fibroids
2. Major ALS breakthrough
3. Researchers capture breakthrough data on cervical spine injuries
4. CT scans unleash a breakthrough in catching early stage lung cancer
5. NEJM study: New drug represents breakthrough in treatment of hepatitis C
6. Breakthrough in the search for new treatments for MS
7. A scientific breakthrough at the IRCM could help understand certain cancers
8. New research provides breakthrough in understanding common cancer
9. Breakthrough medical food reverses risk of heart disease and diabetes
10. Research breakthrough on male infertility
11. Huntingtons disease breakthrough equals hope for patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/6/2015)... 2015 Los Angeles cosmetic dentist , ... Zoom whitening. Zoom is a special type of teeth whitening ... other teeth whitening treatments, Zoom does its job in about ... For a limited time, Dr. Ghasri is offering Zoom for ... price of $650 and allows patients to try out this ...
(Date:3/6/2015)... Brook, IL (PRWEB) March 06, 2015 ... 15-time Boston Marathon qualifier, developed the Fluid Running® ... just weeks before the Chicago marathon. She hit upon ... of a group run, and a maximum-resistance, deep water ... created a unique no-impact, deep water running workout that ...
(Date:3/6/2015)... The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) ... seven more health departments. This week’s decisions by PHAB’s ... now be assured that their health departments demonstrate the ... communities. , Public health departments play a critical role ... communities. Across the nation, health departments provide a range ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... 06, 2015 The global digital PCR (dPCR) and ... CAGR of 7.8% from 2014 to 2019. , The global digital ... CAGR of 7.8% from 2014 to 2019. Although the mature markets ... in the digital PCR (dPCR) and qPCR market the Asia-Pacific region ... the forecast period. The growth of the digital PCR (dPCR) and ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... Bakersfield, CA (PRWEB) March 05, 2015 A ... following a seven-week trial awarding the plaintiff Coleen ... claimed as a result of a TVT-Abbrevo pelvic mesh sling ... Johnson. , Tom Cartmell , a partner at ... the trial team for the plaintiff, along with Rich Freese ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Los Angeles Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Poneh Ghasri, is Now Offering a Promotion on Zoom Whitening 2Health News:Fluid Running®, the Revolutionary, No-Impact Running Workout, Expands Nationally with New Training Workshop 2Health News:Fluid Running®, the Revolutionary, No-Impact Running Workout, Expands Nationally with New Training Workshop 3Health News:Nearly 113 Million U.S. Residents Now Reaping Benefits of National Public Health Department Accreditation 2Health News:Nearly 113 Million U.S. Residents Now Reaping Benefits of National Public Health Department Accreditation 3Health News:New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets on Digital PCR and qPCR Market Worth $3.97 Billion by 2019 2Health News:New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets on Digital PCR and qPCR Market Worth $3.97 Billion by 2019 3Health News:New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets on Digital PCR and qPCR Market Worth $3.97 Billion by 2019 4Health News:Client Wins $5.7 Million in TVT-Abbrevo Verdict against Johnson & Johnson in California State Court 2
... July 24, 2009 -- Half of all Americans will be ... number two killer in the United States. One of the ... to the National Cancer Institute, 192,370 women will be diagnosed ... will die from the disease this year alone. One ...
... , , , SAN ... G. Komen for the Cure, one of over 100 Affiliates nationwide dedicated ... over $1.6 million dollars to support Bay Area breast health education and ... The Komen San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate,s local fundraising ...
... July 24 Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives ... prohibits HHS (Health and Human Services) funding for programs which distribute ... such as HIV and hepatitis. The amendment reads as follows: , ... bill (before the short title), insert the following: Sec.___. None ...
... , , FARMINGTON ... provider of aesthetic services in the U.S., announced the launch of ... the training of current and new technicians, clinic managers and corporate ... best in class service and enhance the customer experience. ...
... , COLUMBIA, S.C., July 24 UCI ... Wells, Jr., the former Executive Vice-President of Finance, Chief Financial ... pled guilty on July 23, 2009 in federal court to ... filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. On the ...
... Taking samples from accident patients may offer a medical ... -- Testing the blood-alcohol level of trauma patients could ... complications from drinking issues, a new study says. ... leaving medical personnel in the dark about potentially serious ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Breast cancer research highlights from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting in Anaheim, July 26-30 2Health News:Breast cancer research highlights from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting in Anaheim, July 26-30 3Health News:Breast cancer research highlights from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting in Anaheim, July 26-30 4Health News:Breast cancer research highlights from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting in Anaheim, July 26-30 5Health News:San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Funds Over $1.2 Million This Year to Community Outreach Programs 2Health News:San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Funds Over $1.2 Million This Year to Community Outreach Programs 3Health News:San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Funds Over $1.2 Million This Year to Community Outreach Programs 4Health News:American Laser Centers Announces Launch of 'ALC University' 2Health News:UCI Medical Affiliates, Inc.'s Internal Investigation Leads to Former Executive Officer Pleading Guilty to Criminal Charges 2Health News:Alcohol and Trauma: Blood Test Gets to the Truth 2
(Date:3/5/2015)... , March 5, 2015  Pfenex Inc. (NYSE ... the development of biosimilar therapeutics including high value ... its fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial ... 2015, before the market opens for trading.  At ... a conference call to discuss the financial results ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... and TÜBINGEN, Germany , March ... Gates Foundation and CureVac today announced that the ... million (€46 million) in CureVac, a leading clinical-stage ... part of the agreement, the foundation will also ... prophylactic vaccines based on CureVac,s proprietary messenger RNA ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... , March 5, 2015  Sanomedics, Inc. (OTC: ... technology company focused on developing, manufacturing, and acquiring cutting-edge ... subsidiary, Thermomedics, Inc., will be exhibiting at booth # ... Practitioners Conference (NAPNAP) taking place on March 11-13, ... NV. The 36 th ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Pfenex To Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results and Provide Business Update 2The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and CureVac Collaborate to Accelerate the Development of Transformative Vaccine Technology 2The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and CureVac Collaborate to Accelerate the Development of Transformative Vaccine Technology 3The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and CureVac Collaborate to Accelerate the Development of Transformative Vaccine Technology 4Sanomedics to Showcase the Caregiver at National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Conference 2Sanomedics to Showcase the Caregiver at National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Conference 3
... Feb. 22 Immtech Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (Amex: IMM ... on its new,drug discovery programs targeting Hepatitis C, ... all development programs for,pafuramidine maleate ("pafuramidine"), an investigational ... reports related to additional,events identified in a cohort ...
... at Six-Month Follow-up of 57 Patients, MINNEAPOLIS, ... ), manufacturer and marketer of state-of-the-art cardiac,surgery products, ... and an overall expansion into the stand-alone market,using ... surgical products,indicated for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Immtech Focusing on Other Infectious Disease Programs Following Discontinuation of Development of Pafuramidine 2Immtech Focusing on Other Infectious Disease Programs Following Discontinuation of Development of Pafuramidine 3Immtech Focusing on Other Infectious Disease Programs Following Discontinuation of Development of Pafuramidine 4ATS Medical Announces Initial Clinical Results of Stand-Alone Atrial Fibrillation Procedures Using ATS CryoMaze Product Line 2ATS Medical Announces Initial Clinical Results of Stand-Alone Atrial Fibrillation Procedures Using ATS CryoMaze Product Line 3ATS Medical Announces Initial Clinical Results of Stand-Alone Atrial Fibrillation Procedures Using ATS CryoMaze Product Line 4ATS Medical Announces Initial Clinical Results of Stand-Alone Atrial Fibrillation Procedures Using ATS CryoMaze Product Line 5
... Technologies, The UroMax Ultra ia designed ... high pressure and low profile., Refolding ... a remarkably strong material that is ... materials., Non-Compliant Balloons, A compliant balloon ...
... Fr Diameter with Two Large Working Channels; ... MICRO-6 Semi-Rigid Ureteroscope is the smallest ureteroscope ... and therapeutic procedures. The ACMI MICRO-6 Ureteroscope ... procedures with minimal or no dilation or ...
... is a self-dilating, semi-rigid autoclavable operating ureteroscope ... image bundle for an enhanced, clear image. ... to "0" diopters. The direction of view ... passage. The straight access operating channel is ...
... tip diameter of only 6.9Fr (2.3mm) ... range of 180 for and easy ... observation, a new optical system has ... (3.9mm) sheath dilator, 0.035" guidewire compatible, ...
Medicine Products: