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Featured Story from St Jude Children's Research Hospital

Plasmid Rescue System Injects New Life Into Flu Vaccine

Influenza viruses alter constantly, which means vaccines need to keep changing too, often quickly to stay ahead of deadly outbreaks such as H5N1. Fortunately, a technique developed by St. Jude researchers — called the 8-plasmid reverse genetics system — is making the process much more efficient and protecting the health and well-being of people around the world.

Featured Story from AUTM

Radar System Sees Through Underground Pipes to Detect Sinkholes

Much of the nation’s underground infrastructure is nearing the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced — which will take a significant toll on the budgets of local governments and utilities. At the same time, sinkholes and ruptured water mains are occurring with alarming frequency throughout the country, creating a sense of urgency for upgrades. Using an electromagnetic scanning technology developed at Louisiana Tech University, Florida-based CUES Inc. is able to help civil engineers identify infrastructure most in need of repair and prevent catastrophic failures in underground systems.

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