Monday, March 10, 2008

Japan Investigates new type of Flu Vaccine

A group of Japanese researchers has discovered that a certain peptide from the influenza virus can protect against multiple strains of influenza--including H5N1--in mice. Studies have only been performed on mice to date -- human trials are to come. These are some promising results, and the findings could potentially aid in the fight against HIV, cancer and other diseases.

-Tad Henry

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