Researchers one step closer to a flu vaccine that will last a lifetime

Flu vaccine has to be redesign due to the viral mutation every year.

02:51 PM | 19 Oct, 2020
Researchers one step closer to a flu vaccine that will last a lifetime

MASSACHUSETTS – Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology along with Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard are now working on the universal flu vaccine. Scientists aim that the new vaccine could work against all flu strains.

The vaccine would only need to be taken once in life – or a few times– saving resources and time. Researchers are working on a strategy for vaccines that could protect against any influenza virus.

Usually, the vaccine made on annual basis is often not fully protective for everyone.

In a study appearing today, they describe a vaccine that triggers an immune response against an influenza protein segment that rarely mutates but is normally not targeted by the immune system.

The immunization comprises nanoparticles covered with influenza proteins that train the invulnerable framework to make the desired antibodies. In investigations of mice with humanized immune systems, the researchers indicated that their immunization can inspire a counteracting agent reaction focusing on that elusive protein segment, raising the likelihood that the antibody could be effective against any flu strain.

The analysts built up a computational model that helped them to additionally investigate the "immunodominance" of the protein's head district. "We hypothesized that the surface calculation of the infection could be critical to its capacity to get by shielding its weak parts from antibodies,"

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US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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