Monday, 30 Mar, 2009 Health & Fitness

Japanese Scientists Created New Cervical Cancer Vaccine


Scientists from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Tokyo, Japan, together with teams from other institutions managed to create the next-generation vaccine that tackles human papillomavirus (HPV). To note that HPV is the cause of uterine cervical cancer.

It is worth mentioning that the current anti-cervical cancer vaccine, which is today used in Europe, the United States and a number of other countries, can prevent up to 70 percent of the uterine cervical cancer, but scientists hope that the newly developed vaccine will show more effective results.

On April 3, 2009, members of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases will present their discovery at a meeting of the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, which will take place in Kyoto, reports Daily Yomiuri Online.

Researchers carried out their experiments of the vaccine on animals and discovered that an antibody produced by using a surface protein, which is usually found in 15 types of HPV, could protect against at least 8 types of HPV.

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