Broad Spectrum Vaccine Under Development at UCSB

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara in collaboration with research partners at the University of Utah are developing a broad spectrum vaccine that will protect against hundreds of strains of Salmonella.  The research, published in the November 2008 issue of Infection and Immunity, works by disarming a genetic switch.  As an additional benefit the vaccine does NOT induce inhibitory immune cells known to cause immune declines in cancer patients.   The vaccine is still in re-clinical testing.