Discoveries May Lead to New Flu Vaccines

Dr. Gasper and his colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently published an original research article in which they identified molecular mechanisms underlying the generation of anti-viral cell-mediated immunity in the respiratory tract.  They also demonstrated new approaches to generating broadly-protective immunity to influenza virus using adjuvanted vaccines. These discoveries may aid in the development of universal flu vaccines for people. Instead of getting a flu vaccine every year, wouldn’t it be nice to only get them as often as a tetanus shot ?

Check it out here: PLos Pathogens: Effective Respiratory CD8 T-Cell Immunity to Influenza Virus Induced by Intranasal Carbomer-Lecithin-Adjuvanted Non-replicating Vaccines