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    Predicting the outcome when flu strikes

    We depend on the disease-fighting immune system to protect us from flu infections or to help us recover if we catch the virus. Now there is evidence the immune system can also help to predict which flu patients will develop severe symptoms and wind up in the hospital.

    Researchers discover immune signature that predicts poor outcome in influenza patients

    A study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital identifies factors that predict flu severity in patients and sets the stage for more effective therapies to prevent flu complications and deaths (Paul Thomas, PhD)

    Cell discovery might lead to therapies to shrink death toll in flu pandemic

    St. Jude researchers have discovered a key factor of fatal influenza virus infection that suggests a possible new way to treat the disease and to greatly reduce the death toll of a potential worldwide pandemic like the 1918 Spanish flu.