Research success against SIV may lead the way for HIV vaccine

The apparent success of a vaccine against the highly pathogenic Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) may offer promise for a vaccine that protects humans against HIV. The novel vaccine used in the proof-of-concept study on rhesus macaques was based upon Heat Biologics' Immune Pan-Antigen Cytotoxic Therapy (ImPACT) technology that transforms cells so that they secrete the heat shock protein gp-96. The …

The meaning and impact of vaccines

This is a re-post of the Forbes post from earlier today about a very interesting and encouraging chart that shows very simply the impact vaccines have in the real world. Working on the R&D side of things is important, otherwise we wouldn't have the much needed breakthroughs, but I believe it is also important to look at the actual effect …