Issue Date: March 11, 2013
Fighting Flu With Fish Oil
Influenza disables and kills people, and current drugs don’t work well in late-stage and severe cases. A Japan-based team now describes a lipid derivative that could inspire a new way to stop the virus, possibly even in late-stage and critical cases. Such a drug is still far from reality, but the findings point to a day when flu might be fought more effectively.
Antiviral drugs such as oseltamivir (Tamiflu) are approved for flu treatment but . . .
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