Tag Archives: Flu

Scientists identify protein that may improve survival during the flu

Researchers have identified a protein that modifies the immune response to the flu and may also help reduce lung inflammation and improve survival during influenza. The results — published in the journal Respiratory Research — suggest that the protein, GM-CSF, could be a potential therapeutic strategy for treating the flu, said E Scott Halstead, Assistant Professor at Penn State College ... Read More »

This mutant strain of flu could lead to a more effective vaccine

Experiments on lab animals have shown signs of success for a newly engineered flu virus that may lead to a more effective vaccine, researchers said on Thursday. Trials on humans are still a long way off, but the report in the US journal Science earned praise from experts who described it as a promising step toward better prevention of flu. ... Read More »

WHO Warns About Lack of Antibiotics: Immunity Boosting Foods for the Flu Season

A report released by World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated some shocking facts. According to it, antibiotics that are currently in clinical development are insufficient to combat the¬†growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. Most of the drugs currently in the clinical phase are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. There are, however, very few potential treatment ... Read More »