Sunday, February 3, 2008

Fighting Malaria with Chimp Adenovirus

So scientists are trying to use Adenovirus to trigger an immune response to fight off malaria in infected cells, since the virus is good at getting the immune system's attendtion. The only problem was that too many people already have immunity to human adenovirus, so now they are trying to create a vaccine using Chimp Adenovirus, since it rarely infects humans. Crazy!

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