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Life Sciences Discovery Fund gives $4.7M to support new vaccine program

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The bit about herpes...

The LSDF award provided critical funding to complete the first phases of three new vaccine projects and the ability to secure funding for the rest of the development process. The projects aim to:

-- Develop a herpes vaccine (a joint effort of the Hutchinson Center, IDRI and UW). Researchers will test and select the most effective vaccine formulations for phase 1 clinical trials.

Sigh. Maybe it's because of the holidays but I'm getting SO impatient. :S Hurry up with the vaccines already...

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Well this is fantastic news: substantial funding for new vaccine research. This is great. As is all the other HSV research going on at the moment.

With all the knowledge and new tools scientists have at their disposal to fight this virus, who knows what might emerge in the coming months. Call me outrageously optimistic, but I think 2009 will be a great year for research.

We're making strides forward every day. There are people out there doing genetic engineering in their garages, meanwhile the scientific community is really beginning to get to grips with what makes the body tick at a very low level.

Anything could happen...

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That is great news. :D

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looked up the WAVA website


"The goal is to provide development resources and pathways to increase the effectiveness and reduce the time of the overall process – at a competitive cost. A particular emphasis will be on services that reduce the risks for the collaborators who take the next step of the vaccine development process."

rounding up all the potential vaccines and figuring out which one is most likely to continue onto clinical trials? sounds like a great plan. seems like a lot of clinical trials for different herpes vaccines was happening in the state of washington anyway, and then faded away.

says the project focus for the hsv2 vaccine is on adenovirus and dna. I don't think I really know what adenovirus means...

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Aye. You have to admit it is quite wonderful to have more than one star to wish upon, though, yes?

Yeah, that's a fair point. And I will probably be "back" soon. I am just so tired of being optimistic, maybe because of the holidays. The feeling that I am so tainted by this just will not go away.

I'm feeling like I should just quit being so hopeful, stop researching, go into permanent sexual hibernation and be pleasantly "surprised" approximately 5-10 years from now when a doctor mentions that there's a vaccine available that will put my HSV to bed permanently...

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this is awesome



Curecomingverysoon- you have to keep the hope and faith, you have to keep posting on these forums and trying to spread the urgency on the internet or otherwise because the ball will stop rolling if people forget about the people like us that do have high hopes for what DEFINITELY COULD happen.


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    • Gems
      ANd eight hours is on a surface...on a towel who knows. The eight hours was a quote off a thread a long time ago of worst case senerio. Obviously it doesnt survive double touching unless its some weird arse almost immediate thing off a shedding site and this is all WORST case scenerio. HSV shouldnt be treated with stigma...but for everyones well being it should be treated as carefully as poss. It is a highly contagious condition and can be difficult to diagnose and GP's will let you walk away thinking you are clear when you are not if you do not do your due diligence.    

      I knew more about it than the specialists at the hospital I was refereed to. 

    • Gems
      I have seen your advise on a few threads and to be honest while I am over careful at times you are not careful enough. This can absolutely happen and people should be well aware of the fact to prevent it from happening. I supposedly have good immunity on labs too. You just cant tell who will pick it up. It can live on surfaces for up to eight hours and towels that are wet and warm and that make micro abrasions when rubbed on skin are ways that transmission that can occur. You will often find out more by spending many hours reading on threads than your doctors. SO no it doesn't always just involve a cut on the skin. How do you think people get it else where.

      So please DO NOT swear at me as this is a possibility and this person should careful tick all his bases before ruling it out, cos on the rare case it is I wouldnt want his life totally ruined. Cos if it gets everywhere your life kinda is.

      It's called caring.       
    • Gems
      it happened to me i think i should know.; someone caught it off me off a towel. it bloody well happens.
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      This is total BS and scaremongering. Please study further on here and elsewhere to learn a few more facts. 
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      What about the side effects?

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