Ebola Vaccine

December 7, 2011 by staff 

Ebola Vaccine, Despite appearing 35 years ago, the Ebola virus is still a great treat as no effective vaccines were created to this date. The potential of becoming Ebola becoming a future weapon in bioterorism has worried scientists every since its appearance. These concerns might be on their way to being soothed to an extent as a new promising vaccine might be released.

A group of scientists in Arizona reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that a vaccine that basically fuses a tobacco plant with an antibody has the potential to solve some of the problems associated with it. This version of the vaccine appears to be quite stable along with being quite effect.

The compound along with a chemical called PIC that strengthens the immune was injected in a group of infected mice while another infected group received no injections. Out of the group that received no vaccine, no mouse survived. Out of the first group, 8 out of 10 mice survived.

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