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Advances in Viral Immunity Stemming from the 1918 Flu Pandemic

Advances in Viral Immunity Stemming from the 1918 Flu Pandemic
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Preparing for the future by studying the past: With researchers now able to resurrect antibodies to the 1918 influenza pandemic from elderly surviv...
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    Preparing for the future by studying the past: With researchers now able to resurrect antibodies to the 1918 influenza pandemic from elderly survivors, how does the technology used to do this potentially lead us to antibodies for other viruses? Can we be sure this immunity is not generated by recent exposure to similar strains? Dr. James Crowe, Jr., professor of microbiology and immunology, and director of the Vanderbilt Program for Vaccine Sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and one of the researchers leading this expansive project, explains how we are beginning to learn more about where viruses, including HIV, are most susceptible to being controlled and destroyed. Dr. Mark Nolan Hill hosts.

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