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JAN 29, 2013 - Futurity

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Protein in skin cells helps nix flu virus

U. MELBOURNE (AUS) — Scientists have found a new protein that protects against viral infections, including influenza. As influenza spreads through the northern hemisphere winter, researchers at the University of Melbourne believe they have a new clue as to why some people fight infections better than others. They have been investigating the “defensive devices” contained within the T-cells that are located on exposed body surfaces such as skin and mucosal surfaces to ward off infection.

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