OREANDA-NEWS Biochemists of SPbPU have proposed a new development to create various vaccines against a wide range of diseases. Scientists have developed a universal container for delivering the pathogen's matrix RNA into human cells to trigger the production of antibodies. The results of the study are published in Pharmaceuticals.

Scientists of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) said that the best way to protect against an infectious disease is a mild contact of the body with an inactive virus or its components during vaccination. This method has been known since the XVIII century, and its effectiveness was once again confirmed during the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic. Experts noted that classical vaccines contain not the viruses themselves, but their fragments – unique sections of proteins. When they are introduced into the human body, the production of antibodies begins, neutralizing the effect of the pathogen.