1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
Researchers have developed a new pain-free method of vaccination which does not involve an injection. Using mice they have shown that it is possible to deliver a vaccine orally by combining it with protective friendly bacteria.
Influenza protection can be transferred across species, say scientists who have identified a key gene in ducks.
Rewriting the genetic code of the flu virus has helped to produce a stronger immune response, studies on mice have shown.
A vaccine in the form of a skin patch has proved more effective than a needle in mice.
Exposure to bacteria or viruses as child could reduce your chances of contracting asthma, according to new research on mice.
A vaccine has been developed that protects monkeys from Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV), the monkey equivalent of HIV.
A study using mice has led scientists one step closer to developing a vaccine against the most common cause of bacterial meningitis, Meningococcus B.
Grants worth £4 million have just been announced for 13 science projects that aim to minimise the use of laboratory animals and improve their welfare.