A recent research, published in the journal Science has discovered a potential way to break down the ability of flu viruses to adapt and mutate. Flu vaccine in form of nasal drops may successfully fight influenza viruses in the future.
A team of researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, found the solution to a vaccine issue with a completely new approach. This approach preserves robust immune responses and works by identifying and eliminating immune evasion function of the viruses.
Ren Sun says: “With this approach, the safety and efficacy requirement of vaccines can potentially be achieved simultaneously. In traditional vaccine development, one is usually sacrificed for the other.”
At the present moment, a team of researchers from the US is developing a new vaccine that one day could make the brain immune to the influence of such drugs as heroin and the synthetic opioid fentanyl.
Two weeks ago, the scientists presented their findings at a meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Washington DC.
Chemist Kim D. Janda from the Scripps Research Institute in California says: “There is an urgent need to discover effective medications to treat substance use disorders. Increasingly, drug users are turning to opioids and powerful synthetic versions of these drugs that can sometimes be as much as 100 times more potent than heroin. Moreover, many patients [are] receiving treatment relapse.”