New Technique Makes Vaccines Safe in Warmer Temperatures, Study Finds

Post date:



According to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports researchers have now figured out a way to prevent warmed-up vaccines from degrading.

Vaccines can be difficult to transport, as they require constant refrigeration and can spoil when not stored at the proper temperature. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) most vaccines are usually safe to use as long as they’re stored between 2 and 8 degrees celsius. Once the vaccines hit other temperatures, their proteins begin to unravel, making them ineffective. As a result of this, millions of kids globally don’t have access to safe and effective vaccines.

Scientists have now, however, found a way to prevent the degradation of vaccines due to warmer temperature: encasing the protein molecules in a silica shell. This allows the structure of the vaccine to remain intact even when heated to 100 degrees celsius,…

Continue Reading Source


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here




We Have Her Back: Opposition to Neera Tanden Reflects Sexist, Racist Double Standard

Neera Tanden speaking with attendees at the 2019 National Forum on Wages and Working People hosted by the Center for the American Progress...

Curl Pattern isn’t All You Need to Know to Have Good Hair

Editor’s Note: In honor of Black History Month, every product featured in this story is from a brand founded and owned by a...

Daycare Refused to Put Sunscreen on Black Children and Made Them Sit in the Sun

Thankfully for working moms, there are many wonderful child care providers across the globe. Sadly, there are also a few daycares that should...