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Newly Discovered Antibody with Two Mechanisms of Protection Against Influenza B

Sep 11, 2017 8:49:59 AM / by Stacy Matthews Branch, DVM, PhD posted in influenza, Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell, peripheral blood mononuclear cells


Human influenza A and B viruses cause annual epidemics of the flu worldwide. Neuraminidase inhibitors such as Tamiflu are less effective in treating IBV than IAV. Monoclonal antibodies against IBV have been developed, but they have limited effectiveness. Given these limitations, researchers conducted studies using an in vivo plasmablast enrichment technique to isolate a human monoclonal antibody capable of neutralizing IBVs in vitro and that also protects against lethal IBV challenges in vivo.

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New Insights on Killer T cells May Lead to Development of a Lifelong Flu Vaccine

Sep 2, 2015 1:00:54 PM / by Karina Palomares posted in flu, influenza, CD8, research, T Cells, vaccine


Robust CD8+ memory T cells are important for protection against severe influenza disease caused by newly emerging strains.

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