Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Nature: Special Influenza Supplement




# 5995



The journal Nature has released a special, freely accessible, influenza-centric supplement on their website today. 



You’ll find articles on antiviral drugs, vaccines, epidemiology, and viral evolution. While I’ve only just quickly scanned a couple of the articles, it looks very much worth perusing.


Follow the link below to read:




Vol. 480, No. 7376 (08 December 2011)

Produced with support from Sanofi Pasteur, Crucell and Baxter.


Our centuries-old battle against influenza occasionally erupts into mass death – the 1918 pandemic alone killed at least 50 million people. What makes this virus such a tough foe is its ability to mutate so that vaccines and drugs quickly become obsolete. Can new research offer hope for defeating this pathogen for good?