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A possible solution for less effective vaccines

Some vaccines have helped to virtually eradicate particular diseases. But others, like those for influenza and malaria, aren’t as effective. Studies suggest that this may be due to a need for longer antigen exposure time than the vaccines’ typical 1-2 days.

Now, researchers are developing a polymer-nanoparticle hydrogel that could be combined with vaccines. This hydrogel would allow for a slower release of antigens and allow patients to produce more antibodies.

Read on to learn more about what might be a way to create more effective vaccines.

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Contact our writer – Alysa Salzberg

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