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A new scientific crime novel inspired by the Bandim Health Project's research into vaccines

Sissel-Jo Gazan, famous author of the crime novel of the decade 2000-2010, "Dinosaur Feather", is launching her new scientific crime novel "Svalens Graf" on August 23 2013.

The novel is 100 % fiction, but clearly inspired by the Bandim Health Project's research into the non-specific effects of vaccines, i.e. effects that are not related to protection against the targeted disease. For instance, some vaccines do not only protect against the target disease, but also increase resistance towards other unrelated infectious diseases, while other vaccines, though they protect against the target disease, paradoxically seem to weaken the general resistance.

Sissel-Jo Gazan visited the Bandim Health Project in Guinea-Bissau in 2009 to research for "Svalens Graf", and part of the drama takes place at the "Belem Health Project" in Guinea-Bissau.

You can read more about the novel on Gyldendal's website (in Danish).

You can read an excerpt from"Svalens graf" (in Danish).

Ny videnskabskrimi er inspireret af Bandim Health Project's forskning

Sissel-Jo Gazan, berømt for Årtiets krimi 2000-2010, "Dinosaurens fjer", udgiver den 23. august 2013 sin nye videnskabskrimi "Svalens Graf".

Romanen er 100 % fiktion, men klart inspireret af Bandim Health Project's forskning i uspecifikke effekter af vacciner, dvs. effekter som ikke er relaterede til beskyttelse mod selve sygdommen, der vaccineres mod. For eksempel har forskerne vist, at visse vacciner udover at beskytte mod specifikke sygdomme også har en positiv betydning for immunsystemets generelle modstandskraft, mens andre vacciner, selvom de beskytter mod specifikke sygdomme, paradoksalt synes at svække den generelle modstandskraft.

Sissel-Jo Gazan besøgte Bandim Health Project i Guinea-Bissau i 2009 for at researche til "Svalens Graf", og en del af romanens drama udspiller sig ved "Belem Health Project" i Guinea-Bissau.

Læs mere om romanen på Gyldendals hjemmeside.

Læs uddrag af "Svalens graf".