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NOV 20, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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'Back boost' could help future-proof flu vaccines

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - An international team of scientists has found it may be possible to make seasonal flu vaccines more effective by using an idea known as "back boost" and pre-empting flu virus evolution. In a study published on Thursday in the journal Science, the University of Cambridge-led team said their finding should enable people to be ...

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NOV 20, 2014 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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NOV 19, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Illumina teams with U.S. government, researchers to sequence Ebola

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Gene sequencing equipment maker Illumina has teamed up with the U.S. government and academic researchers at the Broad Institute in Boston to train scientists in West Africa to improve tracking of how the Ebola virus is mutating in hopes of fighting it more effectively. The public-private partnership, announced on Wednesday, is designed to extend ...

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NOV 19, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Groundbreaking Study Will Evaluate Ebola Survivor's Blood As Possible Treatment

A coalition of companies and aid groups announced plans Tuesday to test experimental drugs and collect blood plasma from Ebola survivors to treat new victims of the disease in West Africa. Plasma from survivors contains antibodies, substances the immune system makes to fight the virus. Several Ebola patients have received survivor plasma and recovered, but doctors say there is no ...

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NOV 17, 2014 - New York Times

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Q&A: Taking More Than One Vaccine at a Time Doesn't Hurt

The specific antigens given in vaccines represent only a small portion of the daily stimuli the immune system has to deal with.

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