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New Study May Lead to More Effective Flu Vaccines

New research from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) may pave the way toward more effective seasonal influenza vaccines. Traditionally, flu vaccine strains have been evaluated by their ability to induce high levels of one type of antibody. The new study, published this April in the journal mBio, suggests another type of 

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How Well Do You Know Your DNA?

This April 25 marks the 14th annual National DNA Day, an event organized by the US National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to commemorate the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003, as well as the discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953. An interactive map on the NHGRI website shows that more 

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New Findings on the Zika Virus

New Findings on the Zika Virus

When the Zika virus began making headlines several months ago, scientific knowledge of the virus and its potential impact on humans was relatively slim. Though the virus was discovered in Uganda in the 1940s, Zika did not become a significant research focus until the recent outbreak in Brazil, when the virus became linked to microcephaly 

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