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Rabies virus vector gives immune system second chance at fighting West Nile

By Anette Breindl
Senior Science Editor

Monday, April 2, 2018

Short interfering RNAs that were directed against a conserved region of flaviviruses, when delivered to the brain, enabled mice to fight off West Nile virus (WNV) in both the brain and the body, and develop a durable immune response. Researchers from Yale University reported those findings in the March 29, 2018, issue of Cell Host & Microbe.

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