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New Vaccine Hope In Fight Against Pneumonia And Meningtis

Posted Nov 12 2010 3:58pm

A new breakthrough in the fight against pneumonia, meningitis and septicaemia has been announced today by scientists in Leicester and Dublin.

The discovery will lead to a dramatic shift in our understanding of how the body’s immune system responds to infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and pave the way for more effective vaccines.

The collaborative research, jointly led by Dr Aras Kadioglu from the University of Leicester and Dr Ed Lavelle from Trinity College Dublin, with Dr Edel McNeela of TCD as its lead author, has been published in the  international peer-reviewed journal PLoS Pathogens.

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