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Study Reveals H1N1 Unexpected Weakness
December 10, 2009
The H1N1 influenza virus has been keeping a secret that may be the key to defeating it and other flu viruses as well. Researchers at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have found what they believe is a weakness in H1N1's method for evading detection by the immune system.
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