Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Four-in-one antibody used to fight flu shows promise in mice

A large international team of researchers has developed a four-in-one antibody approach to fighting influenza infections. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes the development of the antibody ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Common food additive may weaken defenses against influenza

Research conducted in mice suggests the food additive tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ)—found in many common products from frozen meat to crackers and fried foods—suppresses the immune response the body mounts when fighting ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu forecasting system tracks geographic spread of disease

Scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health developed a system to accurately predict the geographic spread of seasonal influenza in the United States, as reported in a paper published in the journal ...

Immunology

First flu exposure imprints itself on immune system

A person's first infection with the influenza virus likely stimulates the production of key antibodies that then shape later immune responses to different seasonal influenza strains. In a study published December 17th in ...

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