Teaching the Immune System New Tricks

Findings from 2 new studies—in Science and Nature Medicine—are raising hopes that a universal flu vaccine may someday become a reality.

Wired reports that independent research teams tweaked influenza virus proteins to train the immune systems of mice, ferrets and monkeys to fight whole groups of viruses rather than just a single strain.

Study authors say that the discovery is an important development in the battle against ever-mutating flu viruses.
Wired

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