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Thinking under the influenza

Fyodor Urnov, associate adjunct professor, molecular and cell biology | January 20, 2014

It is flu season, and an opportunity to, first, remind ourselves that in 1918-19 the virus killed approximately 30 million people, and to take appropriate precautions; second, ponder a general human weakness the disease name reflects. Symptoms of the flu include fever, aches and pains, headache, and weakness, so why is this condition called “influenza”? … Continue reading »