Goodbye Needle, Hello Smoothie: New Generation Oral Vaccine Uses Dairy Probiotics To Protect Against Disease

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 21:35 in Health & Medicine

Instead of a shot, someday getting vaccinated against disease may be as pleasant as drinking a yogurt smoothie. A researcher has developed a new oral vaccine using probiotics, the healthy bacteria in dairy products. He has successfully used the vaccine to create immunity to anthrax. He also is developing a breast cancer vaccine using probiotics and vaccines for various infectious diseases. Delivering the vaccine to the gut produces the most robust immune response.

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