Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Iranian Researchers Make Progress in Production of Leishmaniasis Vaccine

Abstract:
Iranian pharmaceutical researchers from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences obtained promising results for the production of a vaccine to treat Leishmaniasis.

Iranian Researchers Make Progress in Production of Leishmaniasis Vaccine

Tehran, Iran | Posted on April 30th, 2014

The vaccine has a simple and cost-effective production method, and if the research stages are complete, it will create hope for the industrial production of the vaccine in the country.

Dr. Mahmood Reza Ja'fari, a member of the Scientific Board of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, explained about the research, and said, "Leishmaniasis is one of the common diseases between human and animals, which is caused by parasites. Depending on the parasite type and immunity respond of the host, the severity of the diseases varies from a limited skin infection to fatal level. Although numerous researches have so far been carried out all over the world, there is still no vaccine for Leishmaniasis in the market. Therefore, the invention of a vaccine for Leishmaniasis was out main objective of this research."

Injection of the vaccine into a group of mice (BALB/c mice) triggered their cell immune system. The produced vaccine is very effective in the protection of the mice against the parasitic disease. BALB/c mice are much more sensitive to Leishmaniasis parasite; therefore, if a vaccine is effective on the mice, it will surely be more effective on humans who are stronger against Leishmaniasis infection.

According to Dr. Ja'fari, since the produced liposome is small in size, most of them are absorbed by lymphatic system subcutaneous injection, and they are gathered in lymphatic nodes by APC cells with very high performance. Then, antigens dissolved in liposome are released in APC cell. It triggers cell immune system, and protects mice against the challenge with the living parasite of Leishmaniasis. The researchers are currently studying the stabilization of the produced vaccine. After achieving this goal, the liposome should be produced in clean environment and the required certificates should be attained. Then, clinical tests will be carried out on patients.

All the requirements for industrial production of the vaccine are available in the country. Results of the research have been published in Acta Tropica, vol. 128, issue 3, August 2013, pp. 528-535.

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © Fars News Agency

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Arrowhead to Present at BioCentury's NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference September 19th, 2014

SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) Receives NIST Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 Award to Produce Greater than 99% Semiconducting Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes September 19th, 2014

Toward optical chips: A promising light source for optoelectronic chips can be tuned to different frequencies September 19th, 2014

New research points to graphene as a flexible, low-cost touchscreen solution September 19th, 2014

Nanomedicine

Arrowhead to Present at BioCentury's NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference September 19th, 2014

The Pocket Project will develop a low-cost and accurate point-of-care test to diagnose Tuberculosis: ICN2 holds a follow-up meeting of the Project on September 18th - 19th September 18th, 2014

New non-invasive technique could revolutionize the imaging of metastatic cancer September 17th, 2014

Recruiting bacteria to be technology innovation partners: September 17th, 2014

Discoveries

Toward optical chips: A promising light source for optoelectronic chips can be tuned to different frequencies September 19th, 2014

New research points to graphene as a flexible, low-cost touchscreen solution September 19th, 2014

CiQUS researchers design an artificial nose to detect DNA differentiation with single nucleotide resolution September 18th, 2014

Big Results Require Big Ambitions: Three young UCSB faculty receive CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation September 18th, 2014

Announcements

Arrowhead to Present at BioCentury's NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference September 19th, 2014

SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) Receives NIST Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 Award to Produce Greater than 99% Semiconducting Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes September 19th, 2014

Toward optical chips: A promising light source for optoelectronic chips can be tuned to different frequencies September 19th, 2014

New research points to graphene as a flexible, low-cost touchscreen solution September 19th, 2014

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals

Toward optical chips: A promising light source for optoelectronic chips can be tuned to different frequencies September 19th, 2014

New research points to graphene as a flexible, low-cost touchscreen solution September 19th, 2014

CiQUS researchers design an artificial nose to detect DNA differentiation with single nucleotide resolution September 18th, 2014

Recruiting bacteria to be technology innovation partners: September 17th, 2014

Industrial

Wear-resistant ceramic powder maximises component lifespan in high-stress applications: Innovnano’s nanostructured 3YSZ offers improved tribological performance for manufacturing components September 18th, 2014

Industrial waste converted in coating for aircraft turbines September 11th, 2014

Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Improve Mechanical Properties of Ceramics September 3rd, 2014

Nanoscale assembly line August 29th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE