Universal dengue vaccine steps closer with antibodies discovery

December 17, 2014 11:06 AM

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Universal dengue vaccine steps closer with antibodies discovery

In the journal Nature Communications, the international team - including members from the University of Melbourne in Australia - reports the first finding of a class of antibody that can neutralize all four types of dengue virus when it is produced from human or mosquito cells.

As well as leading to an effective universal vaccine, the hope is that the discovery will also result in improved laboratory tests that together will reduce the global burden of dengue.

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