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Advances in mRNA technology could produce new flu vaccine
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Advances in mRNA technology could produce new flu vaccine

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Scientists who developed the COVID-19 vaccine used a new technology called mRNA, or messenger RNA. Now, researchers at Yale University are building on that discovery by using mRNA technology to improve the flu vaccine.The COVID pandemic required a rapid response from scientists, bringing vaccine technology that had been studied for years front and center.Yale Medicine infectious disease specialist, Onyema Ogbuagu, MD says “I think that when the world had an urgent need for vaccines. When Sars-CoV-2 virus hit, that causes COVID, then it became an opportunity to test this new approach to vaccine development.”Traditional vaccines put a weakened germ into our bodies, but mRNA shots, like the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines teach cells to make a pro...