Jun 2019

New Finding Advances the Search for a Universal Flu Vaccine

Debbie Poncher of Scientific American reports the quest for a universal flu vaccine, one that provides long-lasting protection from multiple types of influenza, even those that might cause a pandemic, has moved a step closer. For the first time, scientists have shown that targeting a specific portion of the flu virus that varies relatively little from strain to strain offers protection in humans. The study was published in the June 3 issue of Nature Medicine.

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