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Mucosal Vaccines Based on Trapping Pathogens in Mucus

Sam Lai of the University of North Carolina in the U.S. proposes to investigate methods that immobilize Herpes in mucus secretions that coat all surfaces in the body not covered by skin. If successful, his work may lead to new cost-effective approaches that block infections before viruses can infect cells.

More information about Create New Ways to Protect Against Infectious Disease (Round 5)

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