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Rare flu strains could be key to super-vaccine

Rare flu strains could be key to super-vaccine

Research suggests that unfamiliar flu strains cause immune system to release broadly effective antibodies. Rarer forms of flu may be the key to producing a vaccine giving protection against many different strains...

How bird flu viruses adapt to humans

How bird flu viruses adapt to humans

Two new studies have identified mutations that increase the infectivity of H5N1 and H7N9 viruses through improved binding to receptors in the human respiratory tract. The findings offer much-needed strategies for...