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DNA Arrays Give Clues To Better Vaccines

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February 1, 2002
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Whitehead Institute For Biomedical Research
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"We are in the midst of a revolution in the way researchers study infectious disease—instead of depending on culture dishes as the only way to observe the behavior of pathogens, scientists are able to eavesdrop on the cross talk between invading microbes and the immune cells of our body," says Richard Young of the Whitehead Institute of Biomedical Research. Young’s lab has done this using DNA microarrays to explore the responses of human macrophages to a variety of bacteria, and as a result, has found clues to making safer, more potent vaccines.

"We are in the midst of a revolution in the way researchers study infectious disease—instead of depending on culture dishes as the only way to observe the behavior of pathogens, scientists are able to eavesdrop on the cross talk between invading microbes and the immune cells of our body," says Richard Young of the Whitehead Institute of Biomedical Research. Young’s lab has done this using DNA microarrays to explore the responses of human macrophages to a variety of bacteria, and as a result, has found clues to making safer, more potent vaccines.


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