Successful 'Universal Flu Vaccine' experiments on rats
ATLANTA: US experts have tested it successfully in mice, furthering effective "universal flu vaccine" tests against all forms of influenza.
According to a recent report published in the research journal "Advanced Healthcare Materials", the vaccine is composed of two types of nanoparticles (nanoparticles) that have been developed from two major influenza proteins. One of them is the "Matrix Protein 2 Ectodomain" (M-Mo) and the other is an enzyme called "neuraminidase" (NA).
After the initial experiments successfully tested this universal flu vaccine in mice, it was found that it protected mice against any type of influenza for up to four months.
This research project is being worked on at Georgia State University's "Institute for Biomedical Sciences" in Atlanta, where preparations for the first but limited trials of this universal flu vaccine on humans are underway.
It should be noted that influenza is also commonly referred to as "flu" in English and "cold" in Urdu. The disease is caused by a virus and there are several types of self-flu.
But the alarming thing is that the influenza virus changes very quickly, so if a flu vaccine is in use this year, it's very likely that it will disappear next year.
This is why pharmaceutical companies need to develop separate vaccines for each type of flu, in addition to developing a new flu vaccine each year.
Experts have been looking for a flu vaccine for years that can cure any type of cold; and the efficacy of which does not matter with the apparent changes in the flu virus. Because of this feature, the vaccine, which has not yet been developed, is called the "universal flu vaccine."
Both HIV and neuraminidase are proteins that are found on all types of flu viruses, are common in all types of flu viruses, and, above all, over time, and minor changes in them.
After years of neglect, in recent years it has been discovered that if a flu vaccine is developed that protects against the flu virus based on both of these proteins, it will not only prevent all types of influenza, but It will also be useful for a long time.
If everything goes well, it is to be hoped that the flu vaccine will be available for all types of colds in the current decade.