December 6, 2012

Use RNA to Quickly Make Flu Vaccines?

Peter Murray, Singularity Hub

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Researchers in Germany have found a new way to make a flu vaccine. Their approach, shown to protect mice against the virus, utilizes messenger RNA instead of purified protein to generate the immune response. If it proves effective in humans it could decrease the cost of making vaccines, and cut production time by two-thirds.

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TAGGED: Messenger RNA, Influenza Vaccine, Influenza


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