1918 Flu Antibodies

October 2008
Science Teacher;Oct2008, Vol. 75 Issue 7, p16
Academic Journal
The article discusses the discovery of antibodies from a flu pandemic in 1918. Researchers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University collected blood from survivors of the pandemic and discovered the presence of antibodies to influenza. A team, led by researcher James Crowe Jr., isolated B cells that could be used to treat an influenza pandemic. Crowe comments on the longevity of the B cells in the survivors.


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