Biomaterials – vaccines articles from across Nature Portfolio


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  • Comments & Opinion |

    Delivery of vaccines by nasal sprays may enable more robust, protective mucosal immune responses against infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, compared with intramuscular injection. In this Comment, we highlight how biomaterials can be designed to allow intranasal and inhaled vaccination.

    • Devorah Cahn
    • , Mayowa Amosu
    •  & Gregg A. Duncan
  • News & Views |

    A vaccine platform developed from a synthetic polymeric glyco-adjuvant and reversibly conjugated to an antigen was shown to target dendritic cells leading to cellular and humoral immune response against malaria.

    • Yvette van Kooyk
    Nature Materials 18, 94-96
  • News & Views |

    Intratumoral injection of a hydrogel impregnated with radioisotope-labelled catalase and an immunostimulant, along with systemic immune checkpoint blockade, inhibits tumour growth in mouse models of localized cancer and metastatic cancer.

    • Catherine S. Spina
    •  & Charles G. Drake
  • Editorial |

    As the interaction of the immune system with the tumour microenvironment becomes increasingly understood, more evidence indicates how immunotherapy can be employed to better eliminate cancers.