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Scientists find defect that slows spread of H1N1

A genetic flaw in the makeup of the H1N1 flu virus helps explain why the new flu spreads less efficiently than seasonal flu. Scientists for MIT and the CDC say that a surface protein in the virus is not highly proficient at binding to receptors in the human respiratory tract. And that design defect has slowed its transmission around the world.

http://www.fiercebiotechresearch.com/story/scientists-find-key-defect-slows-spread-h1n1/2009-07-06



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