UChicago's faculty, students, and alum study the flu in elderly people

University of Chicago's Associate Professor in the Biological Sciences Division Patrick Wilson, along with Alexandra Cabanov (current Immunology student), Marcos Costa Vieira (current Ecology and Evolution student), and Kaval Kaur PhD Immunology have created a study that reveals why elderly people's immune systems are less effective at combating influenza. 

Fiona McMillan from Forbes magazine writes:

"According to new research, the elderly are more susceptible to influenza because their immune systems have trouble recognizing new viral strains. 

The findings, published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe, may help researchers design more effective flu vaccines for the elderly."

This is exciting news for everyone as they go through the aging process. 

Find out more about these interesting new findings at Forbes Magazine.

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