PROMED: Schistosomiasis vaccine (fwd)

Richard Speare Richard.Speare at jcu.edu.au
Fri Aug 18 20:15:35 EST 1995


This message recently appeared on the Promed list.  May be of interest to 
parasitologists.


SCHISTOSOMIASIS VACCINE
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Reuters is reporting the announcement in London by NIH
researchers of the development of a vaccine for schistosomiasis.
An account of the development will appear in the magazine
Nature.  The principal researcher is Thomas Wynn.  The vaccine,
not yet tested on humans, combines dead schistosome eggs
and interleuken-12.  Wynn is reported saying that their approach
has been to try to block the disease itself.

Dorothy Preslar
Washington ProMED Officer
Federation of American Scientists
Washington, DC
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[Martin Hugh-Jones, veterinary reviewer, mehj2020 at bonnet.vetmed.lsu.edu]
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