20 jul. 2015

Cuban Lung Cancer Vaccine Headed to the US

As part of ongoing talks to lift the embargo that has isolated the island of Cuba for decades, the Cuban government is sharing a lung cancer vaccine that they have developed that may help slow the progress of the disease.

Due to Cuba's economic isolation, the Cuban government has made medical research, including biotechnology and preventative medicine, a priority. This has led to many in-house breakthroughs, including the development of interferon, a protein that plays a role in human immune response, vaccines for meningitis B, hepatitis B, and monoclonal antibodies for organ transplants.

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