Navigation Links
Candidate vaccine to reduce hepatitis C viral load.

Hepatitis C virus is the leading cause of death and liver transplant in the western world. This disease is also very common that it is incidence is five times more when compared to HIV/ AIDS. // Hence researchers at the University of Saskatchewan's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) have developed a vaccine candidate to treat hepatitis C infection.

This vaccine technique is very effective in the treatment of Hepatitis C (HCV) infection. It reduced the load of the carrier virus in the body of the mice tremendously in the order of 100000 times when compared to the control. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Network for Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics (CANVAC) funded the research.

The researchers mainly made use of the dendritic cells to fight against the Hepatitis C virus. Dendritic cells play an important role in activation of the immune system. The vaccine significantly reduced the amount of viral protein in the body. This help us to later develop treatments which will pave way to help the patients suffering from liver disease caused by the virus.

People (20%) who have the disease remove the virus without any major problem. When the disease becomes chronic then the immune system finds it difficult to remove the viral load from the body. But studies reveal that in patients suffering from chronic hepatitis there is alteration in the function of the dendritic cells.

Hence these vaccines were created which could signal the dendritic cell and help in the proper activation of the immune system. Then the patient is in a position to control from the body.

The designing of a vaccine is very time consuming and troublesome because the virus always keeps mutating. A patient suffering from the disease may harbor with many different types of strains. Hence the VIDO came up with a vaccine that has a broad range of action and is effective against all strains.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New Test Identifies Candidates For Cardiac Defibrillator
2. HIV-Positive Woman To Be Congress Candidate In Assam
3. Reservation For SC/ST Candidates Under 50% All India Quota
4. New hope for cancer victims – will vaccine cure the deadly bug
5. New vaccine helps allergy and asthma patients
6. Man against HIV – new vaccine ready for human trials
7. New vaccine helps allergy and asthma patients
8. Development of AIDS vaccine -- Chiron Corp in talks with four Indian cos
9. HIV did not arise from polio vaccine
10. Double impact vaccine
11. High Demand for a child vaccine
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab ... services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill ... Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, ... week that explains one of the most popular and least understood books in the ... cryptic and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance (FHC), an ... showcase a range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th Annual American ... to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will present the 2017 Morris ... of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s Annual Symposium is taking ... in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award is presented to an individual ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric ... peers in Washington, D.C., for the 49th Congress of the International Society of ... Vice President of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... 2017  NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for ... stand specifically designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ... solution to support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)...  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company I.M. Lab ... Kickstarter. The device will educate the user about ,proper, ... efficiency compared to the dated and pricey CPR training ... of the compression for a more informed CPR training. ... raise $5,000. cprCUBE ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... INDIANAPOLIS , Oct. 2, 2017  Eli Lilly ... its financial results for the third quarter of 2017 ... a conference call on that day with the investment ... performance. The conference call will begin at ... public can access a live webcast of the conference ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: