Hopes of new meningitis vaccine

十一月 28, 1997

A SOUTHAMPTON professor gave his inaugural lecture on meningococcal meningitis this week less than a month after three first-years at the university died of the disease. John Heckels, professor of molecular microbiology, described the university's work on vaccines to combat different strains in the past ten years. He is hopeful that work to identify the structure of proteins in the B strain, which are important for inducing immunity, may produce an effective vaccine in the next five years.

He says preliminary trials on a B vaccine have been encouraging.



  • 注册是免费的,而且十分便捷
  • 注册成功后,您每月可免费阅读3篇文章
  • 订阅我们的邮件
Please 登录 or 注册 to read this article.