Has an Israeli scientist found the cure for flu?

ByABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN/ISRAEL21C
July 22, 2013 15:52

Yotam Bar-On tackled the mystery of why our immune system can fail us, and his findings could change the way we treat this virus.

A PHOTOGRAPH of cells.

Photograph of cells 370. (photo credit:(Hebrew University)

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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