Researchers at Boise State University have created a new vaccine that shows promisewhen it comes to preventing infection from a particular bacterium,Staphylococcus aureus. The bacterium causes a range of illnesses, includingskin infections and pneumonia.
Juliette Tinker, an assistant biology professor at Boise State, and herresearch team created the vaccine. They administered it to 24 mice, thenstudied the animals’ immune response. The results showed the mice produced asignificant number of antibodies against staph. Researchers are preparingfor a larger study with mice to continue to test