A recent research, published in the journal Science has discovered a potential way to break down the ability of flu viruses to adapt and mutate. Flu vaccine in form of nasal drops may successfully fight influenza viruses in the future.
A team of researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, found the solution to a vaccine issue with a completely new approach. This approach preserves robust immune responses and works by identifying and eliminating immune evasion function of the viruses.
Ren Sun says: “With this approach, the safety and efficacy requirement of vaccines can potentially be achieved simultaneously. In traditional vaccine development, one is usually sacrificed for the other.”