Washington: Scientists have developed a new type of nanoparticle which they say can safely and effectively deliver vaccines for diseases such as malaria and HIV-AIDS.Developed by a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the new particles consist of concentric fatty spheres that can carry synthetic versions of proteins normally produced by viruses.
Antibodies -- and other immune cells -- absorbed and recognised proteins from the capsules more efficiently, producing long-lasting activation of immune boosters. "All the models we tested are showing very strong,positive signs that these are working very well," said Moon. Next, the researchers said they would test whether thetechnique can combat malaria and HIV-AIDS, both of whichcurrently lack effective vaccines. Because the major components of the drug carrier arealready approved and there have been no adverse side effectsreported, they are optimistic about future clinical trials inhumans. "The vaccine platform can potentially be applied to alldifferent kinds of infectious diseases," said Moon. The new findings were published in the journal NatureMaterials. PTI
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