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A Long-lasting Universal Flu Vaccine

Mon, 10/18/2010 - 9:34pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For decades, researchers have been doggedly pursuing a universal flu vaccine--one that would protect against the evolving influenza virus for years rather than just a single season--with little success. The bug mutates so quickly that a new vaccine must be specially formulated each year. But a relatively new strategy, targeting a rarely seen portion of the virus, is now showing some success.

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