The Scripps Research Institute Research Team Finds Structure Of 'Swine Flu' Virus

Published: Mar 25, 2010

EurekAlert -- A team of scientists from The Scripps Research Institute and other institutions has solved the structure of a key protein from the virus that caused last year's "swine flu" influenza epidemic. The structure reveals that the virus shares many features with influenza viruses common in the early 20th century, helping to explain why, in general, older individuals have been less severely affected by the recent outbreak than younger ones.

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