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Scent-sensing cells have a better way to fight influenza

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

In a paper appearing Sept. 1 in Cell Reports, a collaboration between the laboratories of Ashley Moseman and Nicholas Heaton reports on the remarkably robust immune response of olfactory sensory neurons, the smell receptors that line the nose, where a virus might first be encountered. Their finding reveals not only a successful strategy against infection, it points out the diversity of immune responses from one kind of cell to another. Read the full article here.