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Pre-empting flu evolution may make for better vaccines

An of researchers has shown that it may be possible to improve the effectiveness of the by ‘pre-empting’ the evolution of the .

[Antibody Landscape]
This is an antibody landscape, which visualizes an individual’s distinct immune profile with mountains in areas of immune memory and valleys in unprotected areas.
Credit: University of Cambridge


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The international collaboration included researchers from: the Erasmus Medical Center, the Netherlands; the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit & Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme and the , Vietnam; and the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory in Melbourne. Its principal funder was the US National Institutes of Health.

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