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Scientists discover key role of ‘protector’ molecule that fights the common flu

26 January 2017

A team of scientists led by Dr Nigel Stevenson has discovered that a biological molecule important in cell growth (STAT3) is also critical in protecting us against infection – so much so that we would be unable to fight the common flu virus without it. Their discovery could pave the way to the development of new therapeutics charged with restoring our natural immunity to a whole spectrum of viruses that have evolved ‘roadblocks’ to the immune response. Read more about this on the Trinity News and Events website.