Navigation Links
New Vaccine to Control Blood Pressure

Brittish scientists have develop a vaccine which they claim will help people suffering from hypertension to control their blood pressure .

The vaccine developed by Cheshire-based drug firm Protherics has been successfully tested and is expected in the markets within five years.

The vaccine uses a protein found in limpets, a sea creature, to attack a hormone called angiotensin produced by the liver. Angiotensin raises blood pressure by narrowing arteries. The vaccine, however, turns the body's immune system against the hormone.

It would need a course of just three jabs, with a booster every six months.

A booster shot every six months, or even once a year, would keep blood pressure low, the researchers said.

People who have tried it have suffered a few side effects, although one in ten did complain of a brief flu-like illness.

Protherics is planning trials of an improved version of the vaccine, which is ten times more effective at stimulating the immune system than its original formula, the Daily Mail reported.

"Improving compliance in this way could save thousands from life-threatening complications such as heart attack or stroke," said Andrew Heath, an official of Protherics.

High blood pressure which affects a third of all adults doubles the risk of dying from heart disease or stroke and is blamed for 60,000 deaths a year in Britain. It is currently treated with pills with side effects and some patients simply stop taking them.

The Swiss firm Cytos Biotechnology is also developing a similar vaccine that uses an empty virus shell to spur the immune system into action.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Vaccine to quit smoking?
2. First Vaccine Designed for Africa Cleared for Testing in Humans
3. Vaccine for Alzheimer’s diseas
4. Health Officials Recommend Flu Vaccine
5. Smallpox Vaccine May Help Fight Cervical Cancer
6. Panacea Biotech To Market Anthrax Vaccine
7. New Prostate Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
8. Drug Firm Offers to Donate Smallpox Vaccine
9. Vaccine guards against shingles
10. Vaccine for septic conditions
11. A new Vaccine for Pneumonia
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/7/2016)... San Fernando Valley, CA (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... Sculptra can be used in several ways to restore a more youthful appearance to ... doctors , now offer Sculptra, along with a variety of other treatments, to rejuvenate ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 2016 , ... ODU, a worldwide leader in designing ... advanced highly customizable contact technology solutions. , ODU Single Contact Technology portfolio includes: ... for a wide range of applications that require customization from industries like emobility, ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 2016 , ... AlignLife clinics nationwide are giving back to their communities by ... receive bountiful gifts wrapped tightly under a Christmas Tree. AlignLife hopes to spread ... world. , In exchange for generous donations, customers will receive a gift in return. ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Facial plastic surgeon, Dr. John ... by donating a portion of proceeds to two local organizations: North Chicago Animal Control ... & Friends is a team of authorized and trained volunteers who support rescued ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 2016 , ... "ProBrand Flip allows FCPX editors to create unique logo reveals ... of Pixel Film Studios. , ProBrand Flip includes 30 flip book reveal animations. Easily ... from a variety of flip book animations. In Addition, users can modify each preset ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/6/2016)... , Dec. 6, 2016   AlloSource ... cartilage, cellular, bone, skin and soft-tissue allografts for ... , Business Process Manager, for being named to ... Baldrige National Quality Award by the Commerce Department,s ... the organization,s commitment to process excellence. The Baldrige ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... 2016  BTL Aesthetics today announced the release ... Vanquish ME device was effectively redesigned for more ... targeted tissue. The result: Significantly better outcomes in ... Vanquish ME versus BTL Vanquish. "We ... their patients with the most highly-advanced devices on ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... Dec. 6, 2016 With opioids commonly used for pain ... prescription drug market that has led to nationwide fatalities. ... eight times stronger than heroin or morphine, resulting in likelihood of ... , ... vice president, clinical operations, Behavioral Health for HMC HealthWorks, explained the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: