US scientists have recruited an interesting allies – the flames – in an effort to develop a treatment for the flu.
The animal's blood has been used to produce new antibody therapies that can fight against all types of flu, including infectious diseases.
Influenza is one of the most profound diseases in changing the shape, and the vaccine is not always effective because it constantly changes shape to avoid the immune system and needs to be vaccinated every winter. .
That's why science is looking for ways to end all types of flu, no matter what the body is or how it has transformed.
And it is where the most well known flame comes into the wool.
These animals, typical of the Andes, produce very small antibodies compared to ours.
Antibodies are the immune system's weapons and are attached to proteins that protrude from the surface of the virus.
Human antibodies tend to attack the tips of these proteins, but the flu is the fastest changing part.
The flame antibody deepens the snake to a beneficial size and attacks the part where the flu can not change.
The Scripps Institute team in California has been infected with a variety of influenza strains, leading to an immune response.
They examined the blood of this Okunedo to find the most potent antibodies that could attack various influenza strains.
Scientists finally picked four and started developing synthetic antibodies using each element.
This result has been tested on mice that have had a deadly flu.
Professor Ian Wilson, one of the researchers, said: "There are 60 types of viruses that are very effective, challenged, and not only neutralized, which is a virus that does not affect people. in Action)
"The goal here is to provide something that works from station to station, and it also protects you from the plague that may appear," the scientist explained.
The findings were published in Science Journal Science and are still in its infancy, and the team wants to do more testing before starting a trial with humans.
The researchers used two techniques when administering antibodies to animals.
The first step consists of injecting a second step and a second step in gene therapy.
The genetic instructions for developing antibodies have been used to infect mice 'noses, which are contained in harmless viruses.
And cells in the nose began to produce anti-Flu antibodies.
Another benefit of this is that it works for older people as well.
The longer the immune system is, the less effective the seasonal flu vaccine is.
But this flame treatment does not need to train our immune system.
Jonathan Ball, a professor at the University of Nottingham, said in a BBC interview that "It is very promising to have treatments that are effective against a wide variety of viruses.
"There will be appetite, but it depends on how effective it is and how expensive it will be," he said.