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Flu breakthrough promises a vaccine to kill all strains ... jab targets ... every type
guardian.co.uk ^ | Sunday 6 February 2011 21.50 GMT | Alok Jha

Posted on 02/06/2011 3:35:45 PM PST by null and void


A team at Oxford University has had success testing a vaccine that can neuter any strain of flu virus. Photograph: Science Photo Library

The treatment ... targets a different part of the flu virus to traditional vaccines, meaning it does not need to be expensively reformulated every year to match the most prevalent virus that is circulating the world.

Developed by a team led by Dr Sarah Gilbert at Oxford's Jenner Institute, the vaccine targets proteins inside the flu virus that are common across all strains, instead of those that sit on the virus's external coat, which are liable to mutate.

If used widely a universal flu vaccine could prevent pandemics... and end the need for a seasonal flu jab.

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The process of developing a seasonal vaccine takes at least four months and if the flu strain is highly pathogenic – as in 1918 when millions of people died – the delay means more people get sick and die before the vaccine is ready.

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While traditional vaccines prompt the body to create antibodies, Gilbert's vaccine boosts the number of the body's T-cells, another key part of the immune system. These can identify and destroy body cells that have been infected by a virus.

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Though a small study, it was significant in that it was the first vaccine of its type to be tested on people.

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It is believed that the vaccine could provide better protection against flu for older people. The Jenner Institute scientists are already testing it on people over 50, a group that does not respond so well to traditional vaccines.

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(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: flu; fluvaccine; fluvirus; medicine; oxford; oxforduniversity; vaccine; viruses
Captain Tripps!
1 posted on 02/06/2011 3:35:48 PM PST by null and void
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To: null and void

Post dated check.


2 posted on 02/06/2011 3:37:22 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: null and void
LOL! Cap'n Tripps. "Suddenly LA is a creepy place to be."

Didn't anyone tell this reporter we're not to use words like 'kill' and 'target'? Very non-PC.

3 posted on 02/06/2011 3:38:58 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: decimon

Ping


4 posted on 02/06/2011 3:39:34 PM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: All

Who cares about the FLU! CURE CANCER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


5 posted on 02/06/2011 3:40:32 PM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; Global2010; ...
Bring Out Your Dead

Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.

6 posted on 02/06/2011 3:41:19 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 747 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void

Never going to happen on a large scale, too much money being made off the flu, sadly it’s same thing with cancer.


7 posted on 02/06/2011 3:43:51 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Or it will be required...


8 posted on 02/06/2011 3:45:48 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 747 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

I’ve heard that conspiracy theory time and again, and it’s bull. If another major scourge could be wiped from the earth (as was the case for smallpox) then the people who would have perished or suffered from it go on to meet other maladies later in life. Competent doctors will never be wanting for business except when the market is distorted such as by Obamacare.


9 posted on 02/06/2011 3:48:21 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

You are exactly correct. We have more cancer because people are generally healthier and living longer.


10 posted on 02/06/2011 3:52:26 PM PST by marktwain
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To: Silentgypsy; neverdem; DvdMom; grey_whiskers; Ladysmith; Roos_Girl; conservative cat
Thanks. Now you'll get pinged back. ;-)

Posted something similar to this just a short time ago but that wasn't ready for human sacrifice testing.

11 posted on 02/06/2011 3:53:40 PM PST by decimon
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To: null and void

Is that a real photo of a virus or something? Because I’d like earrings that look like that.


12 posted on 02/06/2011 3:55:20 PM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: null and void

If this is true, it will over-populate the planet....Something else will have to kill us now.


13 posted on 02/06/2011 4:02:13 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: null and void

It’s a cookbook.
It’s soylent green.
It’s soma.
And no matter what it is or who commenced it, I’m against it. /tinfoil


14 posted on 02/06/2011 4:02:52 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (BYOST -- bring your own sark tag. Thank you.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Ping!


15 posted on 02/06/2011 4:03:29 PM PST by FrogMom (No such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
Never going to happen on a large scale, too much money being made off the flu, sadly it’s same thing with cancer.

More nonsense.......assuming your premise, where is more money to be made, from cancer treatment or cancer prevention?

16 posted on 02/06/2011 4:04:01 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Oh Magoo, you've done it again.....)
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To: keats5
Is that a real photo of a virus or something?

AFAIK it's a photo of a real virus.

Because I’d like earrings that look like that.

They'd be pretty small...

17 posted on 02/06/2011 4:05:46 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 747 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void
While traditional vaccines prompt the body to create antibodies, Gilbert's vaccine boosts the number of the body's T-cells, another key part of the immune system. These can identify and destroy body cells that have been infected by a virus.

Does this mean that people with already over-active immune systems will not be able to get the shot?

18 posted on 02/06/2011 4:06:32 PM PST by FrogMom (No such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: FrogMom

No idea.


19 posted on 02/06/2011 4:11:18 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 747 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: None

Zombie Alert


20 posted on 02/06/2011 4:11:21 PM PST by RBIEL2
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To: null and void

LOL!


21 posted on 02/06/2011 4:13:00 PM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: null and void

Why does the movie “I am Legend” come to mind?


22 posted on 02/06/2011 4:26:36 PM PST by Tailback
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To: null and void

Watch the globalists kill this asap.

May God protect the folks and the project and get it distributed ASAP.


23 posted on 02/06/2011 4:29:46 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Sorry, dear, you obviously don’t understand the free market system.

While doctors and drug makers as a group might make more money if a cure for flu or cancer were suppressed, the particular discoverers of the cure would lose out on an immense amount of money, not to mention fame, Nobel prizes, hot chicks, etc.

As individuals they have every incentive to screw the rest of their group. The invisible hand rules the world.

Or would if people just let it do its thing.


24 posted on 02/06/2011 5:01:16 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: null and void

Sounds good to me. Run the tests, get it to market. Maybe it will knock the CDC down a notch or two ;-)


25 posted on 02/06/2011 5:06:08 PM PST by justsaynomore ("We the people are still in charge of this country!" - Herman Cain)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
Never going to happen on a large scale, too much money being made off the flu, sadly it’s same thing with cancer.

Since family members of doctors (and doctors themselves) do die from cancer, do you then believe that doctors stand by and watch their own wives, husbands, and children to suffer in extreme agony and then die before their time so that they can make money?

And that if they themselves get cancer, they willingly go to their own graves rather than break the silence? What do they do with the money being made off of cancer when they're dead?

And that not a single legitimate doctor anywhere would spill the beans in order to save the life of their loved ones?

26 posted on 02/06/2011 5:47:47 PM PST by mountainbunny
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Ping...(Thanks nully and FrogMom for the pings!)


27 posted on 02/06/2011 9:06:32 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: null and void

“I feel happy!”


28 posted on 02/06/2011 9:12:07 PM PST by Politicalmom (America-The Land of the Sheep, the Home of the Caved.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping!


29 posted on 02/06/2011 9:30:29 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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You’re Welcome, Alamo-Girl!


30 posted on 02/06/2011 10:20:20 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: null and void

I doubt this is the case, for the simple reason that influenza has been around for a long, long time, and has weathered innumerable efforts by multiple animal immune systems to defeat it.

And it does not readily compare to smallpox, which in a manner of speaking was a victim of its own complexity and specialization. In fact, it is one of the most complex viruses known, and unlike many other viruses even contains DNA, not just RNA.

Influenza, however, is a creature of adaptation. Its RNA is very “flexible”, and it easily exchanges RNA information with other similar viruses, as having frequent mutations. If it is unsuccessful, it is only a matter of time until it mutates enough to be successful, after bruising natural selection competition with others of its kind.

Thus flocks and herds of birds and animals act almost like a giant computer to create the most successful strains of influenza.


31 posted on 02/07/2011 7:06:17 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Tailback
While traditional vaccines prompt the body to create antibodies, Gilbert's vaccine boosts the number of the body's T-cells.

I thought overactive T-cells were the cause of several auto-immune diseases such as MS and type 1 diabetes.

32 posted on 02/07/2011 7:18:38 AM PST by toast
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To: Fawn
They're working on it. Scientists ID Gene Behind Cancer's Spread
33 posted on 02/07/2011 9:45:10 PM PST by Netizen
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To: null and void

Kill all strains,,,temporarily because they will mutate and become immune to the vaccine. It won`t be much longer till anti-biotics are totally useless. Then a simple operation in a hospital will be a death warrant.


34 posted on 02/08/2011 4:23:35 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

...again.


35 posted on 02/08/2011 4:26:20 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 749 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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