Wednesday, April 02, 2008

boosting vaccines

aluminium compounds are widely used as an empirical way of enhancing vaccine performance, without much of an understanding what happens. New research now suggests a signalling chain that involves necrosis (cell death), uric acid, and dendritic cells (a group of white blood cells). Skipping the first step of this chain, medics may eventually be able to make some vaccines less painful.

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