'Universal' Flu Vaccine Shows Promise

February 2011
Chain Drug Review;2/28/2011, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p44
Trade Publication
The article reports on the innovation developed by Sarah Gilbert at Oxford University's Jenner Institute which is a vaccine that targets protein inside the flu virus common across all flu strains and if used widely, the universal flu vaccine could prevent pandemics.


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