"Super antibody" could cure flu with a single jab

'Super antibody' could cure flu with a single jab Antibody CR9114protected mice against two strains of influenza B and also fought off strains of influenza A | UPDATED: 17:00 GMT, 9 August 2012 A 'super antibody' against flu has been identified by scientists offering hope of a universal jab that could wipe out the infection.

Sense of touch could be thanks to "hair follicles in our skin"

Sense of touch could be thanks to “hair follicles in our skin” Rough with the smooth: Our sense of touch may actually be down to our hair follicles Our sense of touch could be down to hair follicles in our skin, scientists say. Touch is the least understood of our senses, but new research suggests specialised neurons in hair follicles each work as individual sensory organs, tuned to register different types of touch. In mice, the team found that each follicle sends a single message that joins with others in the spinal cord and together the impulses are decoded by the brain