Skip to comments.Scientists discover natural flu-fighting proteins
Posted on 12/17/2009 3:32:36 PM PST by decimon
CHICAGO (Reuters) U.S. researchers have discovered antiviral proteins in cells that naturally fight off influenza infections, a finding that may lead to better ways to make vaccines and protect people against the flu.
They said a family of genes act as cell sentries that guard cells from an invading influenza virus, the team reported on Thursday in the journal Cell.
"This prevents the virus from even getting into the cell," said Stephen Elledge of Harvard Medical School and a Howard Hughes Investigator at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
"It is out there fighting the flu all of the time," Elledge said in a telephone interview.
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Praetorian protein ping.
Ok, so if it's out there all the time and our body makes it, then why do we need vaccines? (Yeah, yeah, I know, follow the money.) But, if there was a food or a natural way to boost this protein, then I would think that would be much safer than a vacine. (Yeah, yeah, the money thing again.)
They discovered chicken soup has protein???
That would be the thing. Maybe that will be found.
It is amazing how such things could have happened by accidents through evolution. crystals and chemical soups struck by lightning. truly amazing
Scientists, huh... Yeah, right.
This is not good news! How dare they take away the fear factor of a pandemic from the government and the WHO
LucyT, Smokin'Joe, JoeProBono, yefragetuwrabrumuy: Like, *PING*, dudes and dude-ettes.
Oh joy, a 1400 page PDF. Kinda like finding a lump of coal slag in your stocking on Christmas. ;-)
It’s a 12 page pdf.
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