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DNA Vaccine Delivery Dilemma Solved? Introducing the Painless Patch

Scientists have published a new research paper in the journal Nature Materials that demonstrates that through the use of a pain-free microneedle patch, a DNA Vaccine can be delivered over 100 times more effectively than a regular needle injection. Working much like a tattoo gun, the patch is capable of delivering the vaccine through several […]

Our Top 5 Most Interesting DNA Vaccine Articles of 2012

Even though 2013 is already under way and there is a constant influx of new information, we wanted to make this an opportunity to look back at 2012 and relive some of our most memorable posts. So here they are, the 5 posts of 2012 that we have deemed the most interesting. Enjoy! 1.) What […]

New Gene Therapy Tool Precisely Cuts DNA for a Fraction of the Cost

New looks into DNA editing have led researchers to discover a relatively simple, accurate, and cost-effective way to cut DNA in desired areas to remove faulty genes and replace them with genes that function properly. Discovered in 2012 by a group of researchers from Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, Berkeley, and the Laboratory […]

Coridon’s HPV DNA Vaccine Shows Promise in Preclinical Trials

Professor Ian Frazer, the man behind both of the HPV vaccines on the market today, Gardasil® (marketed by Merck & Co) and Cervarix® (marketed by GlaxoSmithKline), hasgone back to the drawing board to create a novel therapeutic HPV vaccine for Allied Healthcare Group’s investment company, Coridon. While the existing HPV vaccines are effective at preventing […]

In the Pipeline – Spotlight on Malaria Vaccine Development

Next up in our discussion of some of the major diseases plaguing human kind today is Malaria. What is Malaria? Like dengue, which I wrote about in my last blog post, malaria is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito.  However, unlike dengue, malaria is caused by parasites of the genus Plasmodium, not a […]