Biological marker predicts susceptibility to the common cold

A biological marker in the immune system can predict a persons ability to fight the common cold, a new study has revealed.

Researchers found that the length of a young adult’s telomeres - a protective cap-like protein - can predict there resistance to upper respiratory infections.

Shorter telomeres in older adults were also linked to greater risk of illness and mortality.

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