If you are interested in reading more about many of the topics discussed at the recent Keystone Symposium on Immunological Mechanisms of Vaccination in Seattle, check out the current issue of Immunity.
Adjuvants were a much discussed topic on this second day of the conference, and it became clear that we are still far from understanding how they work. Take Alum, for example, which consists of insoluble aluminum salts. It is used in three quarters of all our childhood vaccines, according to Stephanie Eisenbarth of Yale University, one of the speakers today who studies Alum.
"It does not rain in Seattle.” That’s what Shiu-Lok Hu of the Washington National Primate Research Center said just a few days ago in New Orleans when he announced that the next Annual Symposium on Nonhuman Primate Models for AIDS will be in Seattle next year.