By Peggy Pico
SAN DIEGO — New technology developed at San Diego State University is paving the way for new and better working vaccines.
After 25 years of work, SDSU’s Bioscience Center researcher Edward Morgan, PhD., and research partner Sam Sanderson, PhD. of the University of Nebraska, said they’ve found a way to make vaccines work better.
Morgan and his research team made a protein-based compound called “EP67.” The new compound reverses the aging process of the immune system in laboratory tests.
A younger immune system typically responds better to vaccines and usually fights infection better than an older immune system, said Morgan.