How HIV’s evasion tactics could help fight the flu

How HIV’s evasion tactics could help fight the flu

'There is now an intense effort to find unique antibodies that can overcome the evasion techniques of influenza, malaria, dengue and hepatitis C. To do this, researchers screen thousands of individual immune cells to find the most potent antibody that simultaneously disables multiple variations of each pathogen.'

In an interesting article that provides interesting insights into how our immune system works and how some tricky viruses evade it, Kim Jacobson, Senior Research Fellow, Biomedicine Discovery Institute and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University, explains how 'the success of HIV at evading the immune system is leading to vaccine research that may help tackle other illnesses, like influenza, hepatitis C, and mosquito-borne malaria, dengue and West Nile virus.':



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