technology-news

Soon, single universal jab to give lifelong protection against all flu strains

London, Oct 20 : Scientists are developing a new jab that works even if the virus mutates and can spell the end of annual flu jabs for millions.


Researchers in Britain and Europe are poised to recruit thousands of people for large-scale trials which they hope will lead to widespread availability of the injection within five years, the Daily Express reported.

Professor John Oxford, Britain's leading expert on flu and the study's key researcher, said the vaccine has the potential to save thousands of lives a year.

Immunisation against flu viruses is difficult because they constantly evolve to develop resistance to vaccines.

However, according to Oxford, the aim of the universal jab is to protect people against all flu viruses even when they change.

The study was published by Public Health England and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

--ANI (Posted on 20-10-2013)

technology-news headlines

NASA satellites show drought may take toll on Congo rainforest

Video games of the future to adapt to players' mood

World's oldest woman's blood hints at lifespan limits

How ravens maintain their social relations

Microbes help understand evolution of human language

Radiation exposure puts astronauts at risk of cognitive impairment: Study

Iceberg larger that island of Guam drifts away from Antarctic glacier

Manned mission to Mars necessary for our species to survive, says NASA chief

Gene therapy helps reverse loss of memory in mice suffering from Alzheimer's

New technology helps detect when drivers are about to nod off

Technology to catch dozing drivers on the go

This space selfie not to be missed!

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top