Universal Flu Vaccine Works in Mice
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental flu vaccine gave mice long-lasting protection against six different flu virus strains, researchers report.
The nanoparticle vaccine contains two major influenza proteins -- matrix protein 2 ectodomain (M2e), and neuraminidase (NA) -- and protected the mice for up to four months.
The results suggest that this combination has potential as a universal flu vaccine or component of such vaccines, said researchers at Georgia State University's Institute for Biomedical Sciences.
"This nanoparticle antigen combination conferred mice with strong cross-protection," said study first author Ye Wang, a biology Ph.D. student at the institute.Full Article