Scientists aim to develop vaccine against all deadly coronaviruses

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Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis including Ali Ellebedy, PhD, an associate professor of pathology & immunology, of medicine and of molecular microbiology; and Daved Fremont, PhD, a professor of pathology & immunology, of biochemistry & molecular biophysics and of molecular microbiology, are working to reduce the risk of another devastating coronavirus pandemic by creating what is known as a pan-coronavirus vaccine. Such a vaccine is designed to reduce sickness and death resulting from the virus that causes COVID-19 as well as any other coronaviruses of concern, including ones that have not yet affected people. The research is supported by an $8 million grant from the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).