Navigation Links
Research Shows How Some Folks Resist Getting Sick With the Flu
Date:8/25/2011

THURSDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Your immune system response to a flu virus determines whether or not you will get sick, and that immune reaction can be observed through gene activity, according to a new study.

Researchers examined more than 22,000 genes in 267 blood samples from 17 healthy volunteers who were infected with a flu virus. There were significant and complex differences in the immune responses between the half of the participants who got sick and those who didn't, the investigators found.

The gene activity, or expression, data revealed how the volunteers' immune systems reacted and organized a response to flu virus. Differences in gene expressions between those who got sick and those who remained healthy were measurable up to about 36 hours before peak flu symptoms developed.

This suggests that it may be possible to detect flu at an early stage so that people can take precautions and perhaps even prevent the worst symptoms, study author Alfred Hero, a professor at the University of Michigan's College of Engineering, said in a university news release.

In addition, an understanding of how genes influence susceptibility to flu and other viral illnesses could lead to treatments to prevent those illnesses, the study authors explained.

The study is published in the Aug. 25 online edition of the journal PLoS Genetics.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has more about influenza.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of Michigan, news release, Aug. 25, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Yale researchers use genetic code to engineer a living protein
2. Researchers developing new test to measure risk for birth defects and neuro-developmental disorders
3. Research shows heat in chili peppers can ease sinus problems
4. Study of HIV increase in Pakistan could benefit other research
5. Breast-Feeding Wont Prevent Kids Eczema, Researchers Say
6. Government subsidies to the US film industry promote youth smoking, argue researchers
7. Scripps Research scientists define cellular pathway essential to removing damaged mitochondria
8. U of T research shows anti-aging techniques not yet viewed as acceptable
9. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to co-lead 1 of 5 NCI-funded proteomics research centers
10. Dartmouth Med School lands $11M grant for regional biomedical research center
11. Kellogg researcher helping eye care providers better assess driving in older adults
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Research Shows How Some Folks Resist Getting Sick With the Flu
(Date:1/22/2015)... EAGAN, Minn. (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Blue ... discover those Minnesotans who exemplify what it means to “Live ... a chance for people to share their stories about how ... adversity or simply inspired others by living in the moment. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Thousand of GranuFlo lawsuits ( ... its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates continue to move ... District Court, District of Massachusetts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. ... has remanded a case filed by the state of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... A study recently published in ... Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise shows ... reduce gastrointestinal (GI) problems associated with physical strain ... the double-blind, placebo-controlled study took 10 grams of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Payday lending practices in four ... cause financial distress to the states that permit them, ... University’s Center on Race and Wealth. , While they ... payday loans at the same time substantially depress economic ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Lower-Auto-Insurance.com has released a ... kit in a car for reducing the costs of an ... will also be able to get lower prices for their vehicle ... an important role in determining policy costs. Because of this, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to Showcase “Faces of Fearless” 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 3Health News:Howard University Spotlights the Economic Impact of Payday Lending in Southern States 2Health News:Driving Safe And Other Factors That Make Auto Insurance Affordable! 2
... from the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University have ... grains such as wheat and barley. With the stress being ... that this discovery would allow them to manipulate the fibre ... the production of beta-glucans, which is a major part of ...
... is to soon go on Phase I trial. It maybe ... Biocon, Ms.Kiran Mazumdar Shaw. ,Ms.Shaw was speaking ... Foundation(MDRF) on awards for innovation and R&D.// There are close ... to diabetes should always bear this in mind and develop ...
... underwent a successful life-changing operation in India and returned home ... being// overweight. ,David Rogers, 62, from Abbeydale, Worcestershire, ... for the double hip and knee replacements that he desperately ... was about 37 kg too heavy for the surgery. ...
... two new genes found with breast tumors can predict the ... In the report appearing in he April 1 issue of ... identify women at risk for an early relapse of breast ... previously discovered as a potential marker of relapse in hormone-receptor ...
... the peels of fruits and vegetables, which are thrown away ... better to have a second thought next time, when you ... and keeps you young. ,As reported in foodconsumer.org ... the United States to $2.7 billion in 2003. Top of ...
... have bettered among the teenagers and young adults (TYAs) in ... than in those where people have to pay for their ... system of health insurance for all, regardless of age, meant ... than they were in the USA. ,Prof ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Overweight Briton Underwent Successful Surgery In India Being Denied By NHS 2Health News:Easy Access To Healthcare Services Essential For Better Survival Rates 2Health News:Easy Access To Healthcare Services Essential For Better Survival Rates 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... DUBLIN , Jan. 23, 2015  Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: ... of Directors has approved a share repurchase program. The ... $300 million of Mallinckrodt plc ordinary shares. ... opportunities remain top priorities as we continue to pursue ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015 Tianyin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NYSE Amex: ... in the development and sale of patented biopharmaceutical medicine, ... pharmaceutical ingredients (API) today announced the business and development ... 1. Following the September 2014 JCM application ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... UPI ), a medical device company that develops, manufactures ... today reported financial results for the fiscal 2015 third ... the Company,s Urgent ®  PC Neuromodulation System grew 14.5% ... compared to $3.9 million in the third quarter of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 2Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 3Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 4TPI's JCM Updates on Import Registration for International Clients 2TPI's JCM Updates on Import Registration for International Clients 3TPI's JCM Updates on Import Registration for International Clients 4Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 2Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 3Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 4Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 5Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 6Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 7Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 8Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 9Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 10Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 11Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 12Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 13Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 14Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 15Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 16Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 17Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 18
... 2007 - ImmunoGen, Inc.,(Nasdaq: IMGN), a biopharmaceutical company ... (TAP),technology, today announced that clinical findings for three,different ... are to be,reported at the 43rd American Society ... June 1-5, 2007 in Chicago, IL., Trastuzumab-DM1 (abstract ...
... 2007 - GTx, Inc., (NASDAQ:,GTXI) announced today that ... clinical trial of Ostarine(TM) and from the ongoing ... for the treatment of multiple side effects of ... upcoming 2007,Annual Meeting of the American Society of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ImmunoGen, Inc. Announces Clinical Findings for Three TAP Compounds,for Solid Tumors Are to be Reported at ASCO 2ImmunoGen, Inc. Announces Clinical Findings for Three TAP Compounds,for Solid Tumors Are to be Reported at ASCO 3GTx Announces Presentation of Ostarine and Acapodene Data at 2007,ASCO Annual Meeting 2GTx Announces Presentation of Ostarine and Acapodene Data at 2007,ASCO Annual Meeting 3
... third-generation immunoassay system combines continuous ... processing with a broad testing ... higher volume clinical laboratories to ... tests simultaneously, as well as ...
... ADVIA Centaur delivers a new ... provides the flexibility to integrate ... now and in the future. ... comprehensive disease-focused menu of immunoassays ...
... Synchron LXi 725 clinical system combines ... accurate immunoassay testing capabilities, innovative data ... a single platform. After tests are ... for optimal quality assurance. If reflex ...
...
Medicine Products: