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Virtual reality could help flu vaccination rates

2 days ago

Using a virtual reality simulation to show how flu spreads and its impact on others could be a way…
This colorized transmission electron micrograph depicts H1N1 influenza virus particles. Image credit: NIAID
New flu drug drives drug resistance in influenza viruses

November 26, 2019

11-year old boy in Japan went to a medical clinic with a fever. The providers there diagnosed him…
Ketogenic diet helps tame flu virus

November 18, 2019

A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet like the Keto regimen has its fans, but influenza apparently isn’t one of them.…
How exposure to influenza affects birth and infant health outcomes

November 5, 2019

A University of Minnesota study is the first of its kind to use U.S.-wide data to examine the…
Broadly protective antibodies could lead to better flu treatments and vaccines

October 30, 2019

A newly identified set of three antibodies could lead to better treatments and vaccines against influenza, according to…
Flu antibody protects against numerous and wide-ranging strains

October 30, 2019

Researchers have found an antibody that protects mice against a wide range of lethal influenza viruses, according to…
Researchers One Step Closer to a Universal Flu Vaccine

October 22, 2019

Despite the fact that we already have effective vaccines against the flu, researchers have been looking for a…
Genetic mutation linked to flu-related heart complications

September 11, 2019

People with severe flu sometimes develop life-threatening heart problems, even when their hearts have been previously healthy, but…
People’s response to flu vaccine influenced by gut microbes

September 9, 2019

Decimating levels of intestinal bacteria with antibiotics reduced the immune system’s responsiveness to a seasonal influenza vaccination, a…
This colorized transmission electron micrograph depicts H1N1 influenza virus particles. Image credit: NIAID
Disrupting the gut microbiome may affect some immune responses to flu vaccination

September 9, 2019

The normal human gut microbiome is a flourishing community of microorganisms, some of which can affect the human…
Lung cell transplant boosts healing after the flu

August 22, 2019

Some cases of the flu are so severe they cause lasting injury to the lungs. New research from…
NIH-funded study will test seasonal flu vaccines with two experimental adjuvants

August 12, 2019

An early-stage clinical trial is evaluating two licensed seasonal influenza vaccines, administered with or without novel adjuvants, for…
NIAID-funded study will test seasonal flu vaccines with two experimental adjuvants

August 9, 2019

The Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center will enroll patients in an early-stage clinical trial evaluating two…
$21.9 Million Gene Modulation Research Effort Targets Influenza Pandemics

July 1, 2019

A multifaceted research effort aimed at temporarily modulating gene expression using RNA-based techniques could help protect against pandemic…
Deadly tick-borne virus cured with experimental flu drug, in mice

June 18, 2019

Only a few cases of the newly discovered Bourbon virus have been reported, and two of them ended…
Stalk antibodies provide flu protection in humans

June 4, 2019

A universal flu vaccine that could prevent a potential influenza pandemic has been a holy grail for epidemiologists…
Canadian researchers on promising path towards developing flu treatment using lipid target

May 23, 2019

For most people, the influenza A virus (IAV), commonly known as the flu, is cleared from the body…
Flu’s “hidden target” may lead to universal vaccine: study

May 21, 2019

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, have discovered a…
Flu virus’ best friend: low humidity

May 15, 2019

Yale researchers have pinpointed a key reason why people are more likely to get sick and even die…
Australian doctors overprescribing flu antivirals

May 9, 2019

Australian doctors are prescribing antivirals for people with the flu who may not benefit, putting patients at risk…
New approach by Stanford researchers could lead to a lifetime flu vaccine

April 30, 2019

If the virus that causes flu were an ice cream cone, then the yearly vaccine teaches the immune…
‘Hibernating’ research studies on standby to tackle next flu pandemic

April 23, 2019

The University of Liverpool is improving the UK’s preparedness for another influenza pandemic through its involvement in an…
NIH begins first-in-human trial of a universal influenza vaccine candidate

April 9, 2019

The first clinical trial of an innovative universal influenza vaccine candidate is examining the vaccine’s safety and tolerability…
A bad bout of flu triggers ‘taste bud cells’ to grow in the lungs

April 2, 2019

Most people who weather an infection with influenza fully recover after a week or two. But for some,…
Scientists might have Found a Way to Produce a Universal Flu Vaccine

February 21, 2019

Influenza – a viral infection that many people think is barely different from the common cold – is…
Heat waves, food insecurity due to climate change may weaken immune systems

February 12, 2019

Heat waves can reduce the body’s immune response to flu, according to new research in mice at the…
What’s the Difference Between Norovirus and Flu?

January 17, 2019

The seasonal return of two unpleasant viruses offers a reminder for good hygiene and vigilance. Here’s how to…
Some nose, throat bacteria make it less likely to get flu

January 11, 2019

Imagine taking a pill that would help you stave off the flu and potentially prevent secondary infections like…
Flu Vaccine Supply Gaps Can Intensify Flu Seasons, Make Pandemics Deadlier

January 9, 2019

More than 50 million people died in the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1919. Its 100th anniversary this flu season serves as a…
Tube travel linked to the spread of flu-like illnesses

December 13, 2018

Despite the commuter cold being a widely accepted concept, it’s never been proven that public transport contributes to…
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