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Laser therapy increases the effectiveness of influenza vaccine
Whenever coming flu season, we wonder, do or not to vaccinate? Some people who believe in its effectiveness, say thanks to her they were not scared is a viral disease. Others believe that the vaccine does not work. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States noted that last year the effectiveness of vaccination against influenza was about 56 percent of cases. Each year, the virus is evolving and with it becoming increasingly difficult to fight. However, scientists in the West believe that the effectiveness of immunizations can multiply advanced laser (lazernoy!) therapy.
Normal vaccine for the prevention of influenza contains Inactive influenza virus particles, against which the immune system increases the chances of a fight is a real virus, as well as specialty chemicals. However, this practice does not always work and has its side effects. Scientists have discovered that by using a low-power laser light directed at the area of skin where will continue to be vaccinated activated triggers that cause the immune system to most effectively respond to the vaccine, and more importantly – without any side effects.
Although similar experiments were carried out before, this is the first case when not used any chemicals. Scientists at the Central Hospital of Massachusetts began to search the maximum possible amount of laser light that would not hurt the skin. As a result of experiments with laboratory mice, they found the required dose. Researchers concluded that minute doses of laser light is sufficient for accumulation of vaccine efficacy.
Scientists infected mice with influenza virus, conducted preliminary “laser treatment” site of administration of the vaccine, and ultimately, after its introduction, found that rodents in the body remains much less virus-infected cells.
The results of this study can be very useful in vaccination for the prophylaxis of hepatitis B. A team of researchers is currently developing a device that will allow doctors to use the preliminary procedure of laser processing . If they succeed, it is quite possible people will have more incentive to ensure that annual vaccinations and thereby reduce the rate of disease with this virus. And if scientists are able to develop a vaccine and capable of performing its task much longer than it is now, then … well, ever, and it came to that.
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