Navigation Links
A Combined Research for Producing Chlamydia Vaccine Begins

Researchers at San Antonio's South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (STCEID) and at San Antonio Health Science Center// (UTHSC) have come together in a combined effort to discover a vaccine that will prevent Chlamydia.

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis, which can damage a woman's reproductive organs. In women, symptoms are usually mild or absent. Serious complications can cause irreversible damage, including infertility, before a woman ever recognizes a problem.

The most recent report from the CDC indicates 930,000 cases of Chlamydial infection in the United States in 2004. The number of new cases of Chlamydia infection reported annually has risen to more than 2.8 million.

After three years of research, Ashlesh Murthy, a post-doctoral student in the UTSA Cell and Molecular Biology program has succeeded in obtaining a chlamydial prevention vaccine in mouse models. The next step will be to test the vaccine in larger animals, primarily guinea pigs.

'This is a very prevalent disease in women throughout the world and the biggest problem is that most infected women never show any symptoms, so they never get treated,' said Murthy. 'When Chlamydia is left untreated, it can lead to severe complications including pelvic-inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancies and infertility.'

Bernard Arulanandam, an associate professor of biology who began studying Chlamydia six years ago, guides Murthy’s research.

'With the recent success of the human papilloma virus vaccine, developed to prevent cervical cancer in young women, I think the urgency to develop a Chlamydia prevention vaccine is on the horizon,' said Arulanandam. The UTSA researchers have been working with Guangming Zhong, a professor of microbiology at UTHSC, whose lab has been identifying antigens or proteins in Chlamydia as vaccine material and providing them for the UTSA rese archers to test for efficacy.

Source-Eurekalert
PRI
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Combined scan gives exact cancer diagnosis
2. A Protein-Rich Diet Combined With Exercise Found To Be More Effective In Weight Loss
3. Combined modality approach for effective treatment and enhanced survival in bile duct cancer
4. Vision Loss in Elderly Caused By Combined Effect of Genes and Bacterium
5. Exercise Combined with Dialysis Yields Better Results
6. Combined Anti-Fever Drug Therapy Proves Unsafe for Childhood Fever
7. A Combined Heart Pill-developed by Dr. Reddy’
8. Combined Ingredients may Cut Cholesterol Levels
9. Combined Imaging Approach may Provide Better Identification of Difficult-to-diagnose Brain Clots
10. Combined Imaging Approach may Be Effective in Diagnosing Some Brain Clots
11. Kidney Stones - Interesting New Research implicates bacteria as its cause
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Empower Brokerage, ... their training and leads programs. , In February, 2017, Empower Brokerage introduced their ... Performance Partners is designed to teach how to maximize their sales efforts, as ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “Finding Christ Through Social Media: ... journal chronicling the writer’s path toward true communion with God. “Finding Christ Through ... is the creation of published author Lea Michelle Johnson, a follower of Christ, ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... “Vintage and ... a retired minister and college Bible teacher residing in North Carolina with his wife, ... who have blessed them with six grandchildren. David is also the author of “Shadow ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... ... “The Adventures of Joey, The Dog Who Barks at Puddles”: a boisterous story ... fullest, as God intended. “The Adventures of Joey, The Dog Who Barks at Puddles” ... passion for writing, especially about truth and human behavior. , Published by Christian Faith ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... ... A recent report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) advocates for ... on a review of GPA and SAT/ACT requirements at 221 institutions in 25 states, ... that this higher bar should be set by states, by the Council for the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... ShangPharma, a leading life science ... development and discovery services, technology, and investment ... today the intent for a strategic corporate ... the Contract Research Organizations (CRO) and Contract ... entities include ChemPartner Shanghai, ChemPartner Fengxian, ChemPartner ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 24, 2017 A ReportsnReports.com ... has been growing rapidly as the global sales of Adcetris and ... growth in the antibody drug conjugates market is driven by large ... cancer and wider therapeutic window offered by ADCs. ... Browse 3 Tables and 94 Figures, ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... 24, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... invest $850 million in its U.S. operations in ... U.S. enterprise, including research laboratories, manufacturing sites, and ... driven by demand for Lilly products, as well ... development targeting cancer, pain, diabetes and other unmet ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: