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Method speeds up vaccine development
March 27, 2008

PULLMAN – A team of WSU scientists has devised a method that could lead to the development of vaccines against some of the most troubling infectious diseases that have so far been difficult or impossible to vaccinate against.

 

The new method allows researchers to rapidly screen large numbers of pathogen proteins, called antigens
, for their ability to prompt an immune response in a host.

 

Proteins with that ability are good candidates for use in vaccines. The method will be especially valuable in the quest for vaccines against persistent diseases such … » More …