Universal Flu Vaccine
Duration: 0:06:37 | Added: 26 Jun 2012
Dr Richard Antrobus talks about his research in the development of a universal flu vaccines.
Universal flu vaccines target specific parts of the influenza virus that stay relatively stable between different strains of flu.
Dr Richard Antrobus is conducting a Phase I study for a universal influenza vaccine. Progress so far indicates that this approach induces a potent T cell response, and Dr Antrobus is assessing whether this response is equally potent in the elderly – one of the ‘at risk’ groups of the influenza virus. If successful this vaccine will protect against a wide range of strains of the virus.
Series: Epidemics and Vaccines
People: Richard Antrobus
Oxford Unit: Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine
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