Navigation Links
And now it is vaccines for heart disease

Several vaccines are in the pipeline to reduce risk factors of heart disease, which can in the future be used to prevent heart attacks. Dr. Carl R. Alving of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Maryland, presented evidence implicating various infectious agents in the development of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, and described developments in vaccines that may reduce heart disease risk factors such as high cholesterol.

The organism Chlamydia has been proven to increase atherosclerosis in humans.// By vaccinating against Chlamydia, scientists say, we can lessen atherosclerotic changes in man. This in turn reduces the chances of heart attack.

"The value of a vaccine against Chlamydia would be tremendously increased from a commercial and public health standpoint if atherosclerosis could be decreased," Alving pointed out. He mentioned that there are at least a half-dozen studies under way to determine whether Chlamydia vaccine does indeed reduce heart and blood vessel disease in humans.

AVANT Immunotherapeutics in Needham, Massachusetts has recently completed a preliminary trial of vaccine against cholesterol ester transfer protein (CETP), Alving stated. CETP is an enzyme that transfers cholesterol from high-density lipoproteins (HDL), the so-called "good cholesterol," to low-density lipoproteins (LDL), also known as "bad cholesterol." The vaccine boosts good cholesterol levels and reduces bad cholesterol by blocking this enzyme.

With such innovations happening in the field of immunology, people who are at risk for heart disease can breathe easy.


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. The importance of vaccines
2. Two New Human Papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines to prevent cervical cancer
3. The Indian Government has given the nod to conduct Human volunteer trials inorder to develop preventive AIDS vaccines
4. Religious groups overcome objections to cervical cancer vaccines
5. Bad vaccines may trigger China bird flu
6. Prevention of lethal diseases by vaccines
7. Immunity carefully enhanced in elders by high-dose flu vaccines
8. Fresh bird flu vaccines made in China
9. Childhood vaccines may lose their power of long-term protection with exposure to chemical pollutants.
10. Bihar family to spend Rs.43,000 on rabies vaccines
11. Skin-patch vaccines may replace injectable ones in future…
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... The McHenry County law firm of ... obtained by Attorneys Francisco J. Botto and Alex C. Wimmer. Attorneys Botto and Wimmer ... 2015 IL App (2d) 130884WC. , According to court documents, Adcock testified that on ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... SCOTTSDALE, ... facial plastic surgeon specializing in both surgical and non-surgical treatments, announced the expansion ... at Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery. , Highly trained and nationally recognized for ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... MI (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... In ... Presence Resurrection Medical Center (RMC) in Chicago, IL, UV Angel is evaluating the efficacy ... medical and surgical intensive care units (totaling 30 beds) from May 2014 through October ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Castlewood Treatment Center ... with eating disorders as a result of the $20,000 raised at the center’s ... Fox Run Golf Club in Eureka, will help individuals who otherwise might not ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Privately owned Contract Development ... expansion of its current state of the art research, development and manufacturing facility ... increase its manufacturing capacity as well as to support its clients’ growing research ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... Juntendo universitetssjukhus ser potential att använda ... magnetresonansbilder (MR-bilder) för patienter med multipel ... ett forskningsavtal med SyntheticMR AB för att ... forskningsprojekt på sjukhuset. Med SyMRI kan man ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... DUBLIN , Nov. 26, 2015 ... the addition of the "2016 Future Horizons ... Monitoring (TDM) Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, ... offering. --> ... comprehensive analysis of the Italian therapeutic drug monitoring ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... OAKS, Calif. , Nov. 25, 2015  Amgen ... a Biologics License Application (BLA) with the ... (FDA) for ABP 501, a biosimilar candidate to Humira ... first adalimumab biosimilar application submitted to the FDA and ... pathway. Sean E. Harper , M.D., executive ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: