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Ketogenic diet helps tame flu virus

A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet like the Keto regimen has its fans, but influenza apparently isn't one of them. Mice fed a ketogenic diet were better able to combat the flu virus than mice fed food high in carbohydrates, according to... Continue Reading →

By targeting flu-enabling protein, antibody may protect against wide-ranging strains

A nationwide team of researchers has found an antibody that protects mice against a wide range of potentially lethal influenza viruses, advancing efforts to design of a universal vaccine that could either treat or protect people against all strains of... Continue Reading →

Can the Flu and Other Viruses Cause Neurodegeneration?

A little more than 10 years ago, when neurobiologist Richard Smeynewas working at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, he saw a video of a duck acting strangely. The white-feathered, orange-billed bird was standing slightly apart from its flock on... Continue Reading →

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