• Scientists believe llama antibodies may be the key ingredient for a universal flu vaccine

    6 monthes ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    A simple nasal spray using antibodies produced by llamas could give humans full protection from the flu. Scientists may have found the key ingredient for a universal flu vaccine: llamas. A team of international scientists, led by researchers from California's Scripps Research Institute, has generated a new anti-flu antibody. It provides a long-lasting and universal protection from a wide variety of influenza A and B viruses, including avian-borne strains like H1N1. Scientists chose to use llamas due to their unusual immune system. Llamas produce skinnier antibodies than those produced by...
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