Synthetic vaccine protects mice from 3 flu strains in a study

10/19/2010 | MIT Technology Review

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York have developed a synthetic vaccine that proved effective in providing mice with at least some protection against three strains of influenza. The vaccine works by homing in on the hemagglutinin protein's stem, which is less susceptible to mutation. The finding could lead to the development of a universal vaccine against multiple flu strains.

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