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Mar. 21, 2019

Wistar and the Philadelphia Zoo Work Together to Improve Global Health

The Wistar Institute and the Philadelphia Zoo employ different preventative approaches to improve the health of humans and animals around the world. The Zoo uses conservation and education while Wistar uses biomedical research in vaccines and infectious disease to achieve the One Health goal set by the Center for Disease Control.

Blog Post
Feb. 15, 2019

Wistar Science Highlights: New Synthetic DNA Vaccine for an Emerging Infectious Disease, Combination Treatment for Therapy-resistant Melanoma Patients and New Link Between Cellular Senescence and Cancer

Wistar scientists created a new synthetic DNA vaccine for Mayaro Virus; study showed that combining BRAF inhibitors with T cell therapy may be beneficial for patients that are resistant to treatment; newly discovered mechanism links the tumor-suppressive and tumor-promoting effects of cellular senescence.