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An unexpected actor in vaccination: Our own DNA

Scientists have just discovered an unexpected mode of action for the vaccine adjuvant alum. Indeed, it seems that when a vaccine containing alum is injected, contact with alum pushes certain cells of the body to release their own DNA. The presence of this DNA outside the cells, a place where it is not to be found in normal conditions, thus acts as a stimulant of the immune system and strongly boosts the response to the vaccine.

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