Experimental Zika Vaccine Protects Monkeys
|09/22/2016||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
Researchers are getting closer to a vaccine against Zika virus, which causes severe birth defects in the babies of women who become infected while pregnant.
The experimental Zika vaccine being worked on by researchers at the National Institutes of Health is a newer generation of vaccine, which uses DNA technology to trigger the body’s immune response.
That is a different approach than traditional vaccines take. They use weakened or killed viruses to stimulate an immune response against the targeted disease.
DNA vaccines use copies of genetic material from a pathogen’s outer coat. This DNA is introduced into cells in the lab, which then read more >>>