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Purdue researchers shut down a SARS cloaking system; findings could pave the way to vaccines for SARS virus, MERS

A Purdue University-led research team has figured out how to disable a part of the SARS virus responsible for hiding it from the immune system; a critical step in developing a vaccine against the deadly disease.
The findings also have potential applications in the creation of vaccines against other coronaviruses, including MERS, said Andrew Mesecar, who led the research.
“This is a first step toward creating a weakened and safe virus for use in an attenuated live vaccine,” said Mesecar,

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