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Researchers have manufactured a new protein that can combat deadly flu epidemics, including the H1N1 strain. The work, reported in the journal Nature Biotechnology, demonstrates ways to use manufactured genes as antivirals, which disable key functions of the flu virus.
Perhaps the single most alarming public health trend in the United States today is the dramatic rise in the number of people who are overweight and obese, bringing serious risks of heart disease, diabetes and other consequences leading to life impairment and premature death.
Full story at The Atlantic