Our immune systems are equipped with “natural killer” (NK) cells that
recognize and eliminate influenza-virus-infected cells in order to keep
the virus from spreading.
If NK cells always worked perfectly,
nobody would get sick with the flu. Obviously, something can go wrong
because many people do get flu. Israeli doctoral student Yotam Bar-On
tackled this mystery, and his findings could lead to a whole new way of
treating this sometimes deadly viral infection.
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