New approach by Stanford researchers could lead to a lifetime flu vaccine

If the influenza virus was an ice cream cone, then the annual vaccine teaches the immune system to recognize just the scoop –  requiring the vaccine to change annually as the virus changes. A new approach has been studied that teaches the body to recognize the cone portion of the virus – which stays the same year-to-year unlike the icre cream portion.

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Amy Adams
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Stanford University
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