Vaccination is said to be alpha-synuclein from the brain …

/ Kateryna_Kon – stock.adobe.com Vienna – Repeated vaccination against the protein alpha-synuclein, the deposits of which in the brain are said to be involved in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease, has induced the formation of antibodies in patients in the early stages of the disease, and according to the report in Lancet Neurology (2020; DOI: […]

Vaccination is said to be alpha-synuclein from the brain …

/ Kateryna_Kon – stock.adobe.com Vienna – Repeated vaccination against the protein alpha-synuclein, the deposits of which in the brain are said to be involved in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease, has induced the formation of antibodies in patients in the early stages of the disease, and according to the report in Lancet Neurology (2020; DOI: […]

South Africa starts clinical study against COVID-19 with …

/ picture alliance, BSIP Cape Town – In search of a drug for the lung disease COVID-19, South African scientists have started a test with the BCG tuberculosis vaccine with 500 test subjects. “The clinical trial has started, we vaccinated the first few participants this morning,” said Duncan McDonald of the medical research organization Task […]

2 vaccines against MERS safe in phase 1 study

/ REDPIXEL, stock.adobe.com Hamburg and Oxford – While there is an urgent search for an effective vaccine against the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, two vaccine candidates against the related MERS-CoV have been shown to be safe in phase 1 studies. In the Lancet Infectious Diseases (2020; DOI: 10.1016 / S1473-3099 (20) 30248-6 and 30160-2) published results […]

Can tuberculosis vaccines defend against SARS-CoV-2 …

jes2uphoto, stock.adobe.com Nijmegen and Berlin – According to a long controversial hypothesis among scientists, vaccination with live viruses triggers an unspecific activation of the immune system, which also protects the vaccinated against other infectious diseases. Doctors in the Netherlands are now planning a study to investigate whether BCG vaccination with weakened tuberculosis bacteria can prevent […]

Vaccine and drug development underway …

/ dpa Berlin – In order not to overload the capacities of the health system, the spread of SARS-CoV-2 has to be slowed down. “But we also have to gain time for research,” said Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) yesterday in Berlin. Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek (CDU) also emphasized that the development of […]