Tag Archives: Vaccines

Why HIV Virions Have Low Numbers of Envelope Spikes: Implications for Vaccine Development

A theoretical basis why artificial virus-like particles (VPLs) with a high density of envelope spikes might make a safe and efecting prophylactic vaccine against HIV. Continue reading

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10 things you should know about Ebola virus

7 things you should know about Ebola virus Continue reading

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Further delay before the end of smallpox virus?

Should we wait longer before destroying the last remaining stock of smallpox virus? Continue reading

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Making sense of microbiology

In a discussion on Twitter earlier this week I made an off the cuff remark which turned out to be unexpectedly telling. Continue reading

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Dengue Vaccines: Not A Reality Just Yet

Dengue virus infections cause the most important arthropod-borne viral disease in terms of worldwide prevalence, human suffering, and cost. Continue reading

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What do you think a virus is?

How should we communicate about infectious disease to young people? Continue reading

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HIV thirty years on

It has been thirty years since human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was first identified as the cause of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Continue reading

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Will we ever have a universal flu vaccine?

It takes just two shots of the MMR vaccine to protect a child against measles, mumps and rubella for life. Continue reading

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How do you study the pathogenesis of Lassa fever virus? (hint – very, very carefully)

How do you study a virus which is so pathogenic, you are (rightly) not allowed to work with it under normal laboratory conditions? Continue reading

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