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Adjuvants improve immune response to H7N9 flu vaccine

Adjuvants improve immune response to H7N9 flu vaccine

In a phase 2 trial that included nearly 1,000 adults, the AS03 and MF59 adjuvants (a component that improves immune response of inactivated influenza vaccines) increased the immune responses to two doses of an inactivated H7N9 influenza vaccine, with AS03-adjuvanted formulations inducing the highest amount of antibody response, according to a study in JAMA. In […]

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Virus-like particle vaccine protects mice from many flu strains

Virus-like particle vaccine protects mice from many flu strains

NIAID research could aid development of universal flu vaccine A vaccine that protects against a wide variety of influenza viruses (a so-called universal flu vaccine) is a critical public health goal given the significant rates of illness and death caused by seasonal influenza and the potentially devastating effects of a pandemic influenza strain. Now, researchers […]