Heat-Tolerant COVID-19 Vaccine

In a significant breakthrough, researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru have developed a heat-tolerant vaccine with the potential to provide protection against current and future strains of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19.

Key Points

  • Effective against Current Strains: The researchers demonstrated that their vaccine is effective against all current strains of SARS-CoV-2. This is a crucial finding considering the constant evolution of the virus.
  • Rationale behind Antigen Selection: Current vaccines have shown efficacy but face challenges due to the virus's rapid mutation.
  • The team selected two parts of the virus's spike protein, the S2 subunit, ....
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