Published by SRI International
12 October 2010
SRI International, an independent nonprofit research and development institute, is seeking healthy fraternal and identical twin pairs for the second year of a flu vaccine study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. This year’s vaccine covers both the seasonal and the H1N1 flu. The goal of the Stanford University-led study is to identify immunological responses and develop more effective flu vaccines.
“Influenza is a major cause of illness and is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Understanding how the influenza virus causes disease could help us develop even better vaccines and other preventive measures,” said Yvonne Maldonado, M.D., Chief of Pediatric Infectious Disease at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.
Only twins who did not participate in last year’s study are eligible to join. All volunteer participants will receive compensation and the approved influenza vaccine given to the public.
The Twin Research Registry at SRI International is seeking volunteers who are within easy driving distance to Stanford University.
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