AUG 29, 2017 8:51 AM PDT

Vaccines Saves Lives

WRITTEN BY: Liat Ben-Senior

Vaccines are substances that are used to stimulate the body's immune response and provide immunity against a disease. Thanks to the discovery of immunity against smallpox by Dr. Edward Jenner in 1796 and the development of the first smallpox vaccine, Smallpox has been completely eradicated in the United States.

Since then, over the years, vaccines have prevented countless cases of diseases and saved millions of lives. Currently, there are over a dozen of vaccine preventable diseases (e.g., measles, mumps, tetanus, etc.), where vaccines are used routinely, safely and efficiently. In the future, futher understanding of how the immune system works will help scientists to harness the body's powerful immune system against other types of life threatening infectious diseases and even cancer.

 

 

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About the Author
  • Content and marketing professional specializing in the biotech and life sciences industry. My scientific background includes immunology and molecular biology research, both in academia as well as in industry. A constant learner, who is fascinated by the forefront of science. Very excited to join Labroots’ team of writers.
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