First steps taken for vaccine pills

First steps taken for vaccine pills
 

UK scientists have taken the first steps towards creating new vaccine treatments in pill form.
The Cardiff team has made a prototype oral flu vaccine, which unlike standard inoculations does not need to be stored in a fridge or freezer.
They hope it could pave the way for needle-free inoculations for lots of different diseases that would be easier to use in developing countries.
However, they said more work was needed before it could be tested in people.
Mimicking infection Traditional biological vaccines work by introducing a safe form of a virus or bacteria - or a harmless part of it,... read more

 
14 March 2018 in Health, Views: 58
Source: BBC
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