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FDA Approves Flublok Flu Vaccine
2013-01-17 19:32:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new flu vaccine won regulatory approval on Wednesday and its limited supplies are expected to be available this winter. Protein Sciences won the approval for Flublok, which is made with a process that does not require the virus to be grown in chicken eggs. “This approval represents a technological advance in the manufacturing of an influenza vaccine,” Dr. Karen Midthun, a senior official at the U.S. Food and...

2012-08-27 11:50:37

Novel vaccine additive to enhance the body's immune response shows promise in mice Oxford University scientists have discovered a compound that greatly boosts the effect of vaccines against viruses like flu, HIV and herpes in mice. An 'adjuvant' is a substance added to a vaccine to enhance the immune response and offer better protection against infection. The Oxford University team, along with Swedish and US colleagues, have shown that a type of polymer called polyethyleneimine (PEI)...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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