Scientists identify ‘decoy’ molecule that may sharply reduce risk of flu death

26 junio 2015

The flu virus can be lethal. But what is often just as dangerous is the body’s own reaction to the invader. The immune counterattack can end up harming the body’s own tissues, causing deadly damage. Now, a researcher has, for the first time, uncovered new details about how this response plays out. And he has identified a ‘decoy’ molecule that can rein in this runaway inflammatory response.