Fighting the flu: The surprising power of a century-old vaccine for tuberculosis

Published: 22 February 2024

As Canada’s flu season collides with record strep A cases and ongoing COVID-19 concerns, a new study is shedding light on our understanding of respiratory immune responses. Scholars from the...

How immune cells generated neonatally protect our lungs throughout our lifetime

Published: 2 February 2023

Every day, humans breathe in 11,000 litres of air. But this essential act also means we inhale microorganisms, particles, and pollutants. A new study from the Research Institute of the McGill...

Canadian researchers on promising path towards developing flu treatment using lipid target

Published: 22 May 2019

For most people, the influenza A virus (IAV), commonly known as the flu, is cleared from the body by our own immune system. In some cases, however, the immune response becomes dysregulated and if...

Anti-TB drugs can increase risk of TB re-infection

Published: 22 March 2019

Current treatments for tuberculosis (TB) are very effective in controlling TB infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). They don’t, however, always prevent reinfection. Why this happens...

Beyond Killing Tuberculosis

Published: 11 May 2018

Historically, our view of host defense against infection was that we must eliminate pathogens to eradicate disease. However, this perspective has recently been challenged as scientists have taken a...

Meet RIPK3: Good Cop, Bad Cop, all in one

Published: 14 February 2018

Each year, influenza kills half a million people globally with the elderly and very young most often the victims. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 37 children have...


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