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The main idea of this article is that Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Might Fight Swine Flu.(1) The concept has worked with a group of lab mice that were treated with the rheumatoid arthritis drug abatacept (Orencia) after being given a lethal dose of influenza A virus, researchers report. (2)   The mice were also loaded up with "memory" T-cells -- white blood cells that were programmed to react to this strain of flu
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Unformatted text preview: (3) Eighty percent of the treated mice lived, compared to only 50 percent of those left untreated, said Donna Farber, senior author of a paper published in the June 1 issue of The Journal of Immunology. This information is important because swine flu has been causing lot of panic around the world and a possible cure is a very good discovery....
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