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Experimental hepatitis C vaccine shows promise, researchers say
Experimental hepatitis C vaccine shows promise, researchers say

An experimental vaccine for hepatitis C has shown promise in preliminary human safety trials, according to researchers, and may pave the way to a more affordable means of fighting the virus. In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine, authors wrote that 15 people in Britain were given a "prime and boost" course of the experimental vaccine. Researchers said the shots stimulated a protective response from the body's T cells -- white blood cells that are critical to battling pathogens. Although the vaccine caused headaches, feverishness and fatigue in some subjects, researchers said those adverse effects disappeared within two days....

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