Zinc helps against infection by tapping brakes in immune response

Contact: Daren Knoell Daren.Knoell@osumc.edu 614-292-0075 Ohio State University COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research suggests that zinc helps control infections by gently tapping the brakes on the immune response in a way that prevents out-of-control inflammation that can be damaging and even deadly. Scientists determined in human cell culture and animal studies that a protein lures…