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LATITUDE-BASED VACCINES?

Cutting off sugars may enable broad-spectrum flu vaccine

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Scientists from the Taiwanese Academia Sinica have reported that they have developed an influenza vaccine that was broadly protective in mice and ferrets by focusing not on the amino acid sequence of the vaccine antigen, but on how many sugars were attached to those amino acids.

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