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- Aug 27, 2005
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- Houston, TX
- Political Leaning
WASHINGTON - A "headless" version of the influenza virus protected mice from several different strains of flu and may offer a step toward a so-called universal flu vaccine, researchers reported on Tuesday.
They identified a piece of the virus that appears to be the same even among mutated strains, and found a way to make it into a vaccine.
You know, while we are all bashing each other over politics, a piece of news occasionally appears that we can all agree on and celebrate together. Looks like a vaccine for ALL flues, mutated or not, is just around the corner. Since flu kills, on the average, 36,000 Americans per year, this piece of news is huge. So far, the vaccine works perfectly on mice, and scientists believe that it will work equally well on humans.
So, while we continue to bash each other over just about everything else, let's take a time out, and have a beer together over something that, while not political, is nevertheless interesting and very good, not to mention something that transcends political lines. See, we DO have some common ground, after all.
Article is here.