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Scientists at the UC San Diego School of Medicine will work with a Northern California biopharmaceutical company to develop a universal vaccine to battle strep throat.
There is no current vaccine for Group A Streptococcus (GAS), the bacteria that causes pharyngitis or strep throat.
, a funder of antibacterial development research, has awarded SutroVax, Inc. with up to $15 million to work on developing a vaccine. is located in Foster City south of San Francisco, California.
The vaccine will bepublished 5 years ago by Victor Nizet, MD, professor of pediatrics and pharmacy at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Nina van Sorge, PharmD, PhD, a former post-doctoral fellow in Nizet's lab and now associate professor at Utrecht University Medical Center in the Netherlands, and colleagues, according to a written news release from UC San Diego.
Researchers are developing a vaccine that could reduce stress and prevent PTSD
Bacteria found in dirt can help immune systems deal with stress better, a recent study found.
Their research identified genes encoding a molecule and shows how strep bacteria resists the immune system. The discovery led to a new strategy for a vaccine to prevent strep throat.
Strep throat is common amount children with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saying
Because strep throat can easily spread to other people, it impacts a child's ability to attend school.
“Developing a broadly effective and safe strep vaccine could prevent this suffering and reduce lost time and productivity at school and work, estimated to cost $2 billion annually,” Nizetwhen the research was made public.
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Soon an allergy vaccine with cat hair?
Swiss scientists claim to be able to reduce the allergenic effect of cats by vaccinating them.
Did you give up having a cat because of your? A vaccine will perhaps allow you to finally know the pleasure of sharing your life with this ... Swiss scientists have indeed developed a vaccine for the animal. This vaccine would make it anti-allergenic.
The principle is simple: the protein Fel-d-1 is a protein secreted by the cat in saliva and tears. While licking, this protein is spread on the coat. When the hairs fall, this protein is released into the air: it then comes into contact with the airways of the man. Problem: it is allergenic in many humans.... People with allergies to cats suffer from - in contact with the animal - several annoying symptoms. A vaccine injected into the animal
Researchers at the University of Zurich had the idea of reducing the allergen on the cat itself. The vaccine, dubbed HypoCat, is a vaccine composed of Fel-d-1 protein and a particle resembling anvirus. By injecting this mixture into the animal, it produces anti-Fel-d-1 antibodies. According to the researchers, these antibodies bind to the Fel-d-1 protein and thus reduce the allergenic effects.
The results of this study are to be published shortly in the journal. Under development, this vaccine could be marketed within three years.
"We are waiting for these results with impatience: this vaccine took away a big thorn: there is - to this day - no miracle solution to allergies to cats, we are still a little embarrassed to have to announce to a family of "There is a strong emotional dimension," says Dr. Nham Pham Thi, an allergist, "and hopefully the price of the vaccine will not be too high."To date, no miracle solution
Currently, there are several ways to fight against allergies to cats. "It's the combination of all these tools that reduces the symptoms," says Dr. Nham Pham Thi.Desensitization
The patient places under his tongue drops of allergens extracted from the salivary glands of cats. A treatment over several days. "This treatment is offered to people who have unavoidable close contact with cats and it does not work in everyone," says Dr. Nham Pham Thi.Choosing adapted cat breeds
Some breeds, such as Russian Blue, Balinese, Siberian are less allergenic than others. Be careful though the exorbitant prices offered by some breeders on the internet.Make anti-allergy shampoos
There are anti-allergy shampoos for cats. "These shampoos are not necessary, weekly watering and good brushing can be effective," says Dr. Nham Pham Thi, "what it takes is getting the younger kittens used to these things."
Finally, last tip: avoid sharing your bedroom with your cat when you are allergic.The editorial advises you:
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