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Getting Jabbed Once and for All

Broad-Spectrum Antibody a Step Toward Universal Flu Vaccine

By Anette Breindl

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Researchers from the Scripps Research Institute and Dutch biotech company Crucell BV may have found what children will surely consider the best Dutch invention since bread with chocolate sprinkles: a broadly neutralizing antibody to influenza viruses. Together with another antibody identified earlier by the same group, the new antibody may point the way toward a universal vaccine to replace the current annual jab.

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