23
September
2019
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10:14
Europe/Amsterdam

Dengue virus changes shape to evade vaccines

Researchers from Duke-NUS have discovered that the dengue virus changes its shape through mutations in the Envelope (E) protein to resist vaccines and therapeutics. Now that the role of this specific protein has been identified, new dengue treatment approaches could be explored https://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/about/media/media-releases/detail/index/dengue-virus-becoming-resistant-to-vaccines-and-therapeutics-due-to-mutations-in-specific-protein