Thursday, February 26, 2009

Scientists find 'Achilles heal' of flu virus

Earlier this year, mapping of the cold virus' genome was hailed as a "step toward cure." Now, scientists are one step closer to a super vaccine for the flu, reports the NBC Nightly News.

One expert explained, "We have identified a new area on the influenza virus that acts as an Achilles heal, the virus does not have the ability to evade the immune system when the immune system is directed towards this area..."

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.