Pneumonia

NTU Singapore Develops New Weapon in the War Against Flu Pandemics and Pneumonia

February 14, 2015

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore have developed an antibody which boosts the survival chances for patients suffering from influenza and pneumonia. Proven effective in lab tests, the antibody is now being made suitable for use in humans. The scientists are also using the new antibody to develop a diagnostic kit which can help doctors accurately track the recovery progress of flu and pneumonia patients.

Can Extra Vitamin E Protect Against a Common Type of Pneumonia?

December 16, 2014

Extra vitamin E protected older mice from a bacterial infection that commonly causes pneumonia. Microbiologists and nutrition researchers from Tufts University report that the extra vitamin E helped regulate the mice's immune system.

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