The flu gets cold

Posted by on February 15, 2017 4:14 pm
Categories: health

In an effort to one day eliminate the need for an annual flu shot, a group of researchers is exploring the surface of influenza viruses, which are covered by a protein called “hemagglutinin” (HA). This particular protein is used like a key by viruses to open cells and infect them, making it an ideal target for efforts to help the body’s immune system fight off a wide range of influenza strains.

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