MicrobeWorld App

appsquarebannerad200x200

ASM Fellowships

Fellowship

Microbes After Hours

WaterSupplyYouTubeFrame

Click for more "Microbes After Hours" videos

Join MicrobeWorld

Subscribe via Email

subscribe

Featured Image

Featured Video

Ebola Virus explained

Supporters

ASM House 200X200

21st Century Vaccines: Kill More Birds With Fewer Stones

Change is a-coming. Thats what Rino Rappouli (of Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics in Siena, Italy) and Antonio Cassone (of the Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immunomediated Diseases at the Istituto Superiore di Sanita Rome) argue in a new Perspectives piece accepted for the inaugural issue of mBio: the days of single pathogen- or single disease-targeted vaccines are on the wane, in part because when a number of vaccines are used separately, their acceptability to the public decreases. Universal vaccines offer one promising way to move forward. Genomics informs us about commonalities and conserved antigens among pathogens that we can use to develop universal vaccines to target even phylogenetically-distant pathogens.

A preliminary version of the paper is available on the mBio website, and a final, typeset version of the article will appear in the inaugural issue of the online journal in May.
 
 

Comments (0)

Collections (0)

 

American Society for Microbiology
2012 1752 N Street, N.W. • Washington, DC 20036-2904 • (202) 737-3600
American Society For Microbiology © 2014   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms of Use