Influenza
NIAID announces two awards for the study of influenza immunity in kids  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, has announced two awards for the study of influenza... more
Scientists identify target to ‘tone down’ hyper-active immunity to influenza infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
For most people, the influenza A virus, commonly known as the flu, is cleared from the body by our own immune system. more
Flu outbreak sickens over 30 migrants at border center  ABC NEWS · 2 days
More than 30 migrants have tested positive for influenza at a major processing center on the Mexican border that was temporarily closed to stop the outbreak more
Promising path towards developing flu treatment using lipid target  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A team of scientists has tackled this fundamental question and recently identified a target to 'tone down' the hyper-active immunity to influenza infection. These novel findings have promising clinical implications... more
Border holding center to reopen after 32 migrants get flu  ABC NEWS · 2 days
More than 30 migrants have tested positive for influenza at a major processing center on the Mexican border that was temporarily closed to stop the outbreak more
Scientists reveal details of how flu and bacteria work together to promote infection  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have evidence the influenza virus functions like Velcro to help common respiratory bacteria gain a foothold... more
Researchers map virulence factor of influenza A virus in real-time  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The influenza A viruses, which have instigated deadly pandemics in the past, still remain a major global public health problem until today. Molecules known as virulence factors are... more
Scientists develop single vaccination approach to combat influenza and pneumococcal infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Scientists from the University of Adelaide's Research Centre for Infectious Diseases have developed a single vaccination approach to simultaneously combat influenza and pneumococcal infections, the world's... more
Virulence factor of the influenza A virus mapped in real-time  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have used high-speed microscopy to investigate native structure and conformational dynamics of hemagglutinin in influenza A. more
Virulence factor of the influenza A virus mapped in real-time  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The influenza A viruses, which are responsible for deadly pandemics in the past, still remain a major global public health problem today. Molecules known as virulence factors are... more
B cells engineered to express pathogen-specific antibodies protect against infection  Science Magazine · 7 days
Effective vaccines inducing lifelong protection against many important infections such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), HIV, influenza virus, and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) are not yet available despite decades... more
Naturally occurring human antibody reveals hidden weakness in influenza virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The ever-changing "head" of an influenza virus protein has an unexpected Achilles heel, report scientists funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one of the... more
Medical News Today: Can a hot toddy help with a cold?  MNT · 1 week
Hot toddies are a popular remedy for colds and flu. This article looks at the research into their effectiveness, recipes, and some alternatives. more
Human antibody reveals hidden vulnerability in influenza virus  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The ever-changing 'head' of an influenza virus protein has an unexpected Achilles heel, report scientists. The team discovered the structure of a naturally occurring human antibody that recognizes and disrupts a portion... more
Low humidity could be flu virus' best friend  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Yale researchers have pinpointed a key reason why people are more likely to get sick and even die from flu during winter months: low humidity. more
How proteins help influenza A bind and slice its way to cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers have provided new insight on how two proteins help influenza A virus particles fight their way to human cells. more
How proteins help influenza A bind and slice its way to cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have provided new insight on how two proteins help influenza A virus particles fight their way to human cells. more
Flu virus' best friend: Low humidity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have pinpointed a key reason why people are more likely to get sick and even die from flu during winter months: low humidity. more
Australian doctors are overprescribing flu antivirals, study reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Australian doctors are prescribing antivirals for people with the flu who may not benefit, putting patients at risk of unnecessary side effects and potentially increasing the risk of antimicrobial resistance to these... more
Medical News Today: How to tell if a sore throat is from an allergy or a cold  MNT · 2 weeks
Allergies can cause cold-like symptoms, so it can sometimes be difficult to tell whether... more
A scientist's work to protect the pork industry from virus outbreaks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In 2015, an outbreak of bird flu destroyed more than 50 million chickens and turkeys in the United States. Within a matter of months, affected states... more
$30 million federal grant to accelerate chase for universal influenza vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center will use a $30 million federal grant--the second-largest the center has ever received--to accelerate the chase for one of medicine's most... more
Changing climate may affect animal-to-human disease transfer  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Climate change could affect occurrences of diseases like bird-flu and Ebola, with environmental factors playing a larger role than previously understood in animal-to-human disease transfer. Researchers have been looking at how different environments provide... more
New Study Shows How Elderberries Fight Influenza Virus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
The elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is a small, antioxidant-rich fruit common to Europe and North America that is still commonly consumed... more
H3N2 viruses mutate during vaccine production but new tech could fix it  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new technology may make H3N2 vaccine development a bit easier. Researchers describe a new cell line that enables better growth of H3N2 for... more
Medical News Today: How long does the flu last?  MNT · 4 weeks
The flu is a common illness that affects thousands of people every year. In this article, learn about how long the flu lasts, what symptoms to expect, and when to... more
H3N2 viruses mutate during vaccine production but new tech could fix it  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In late March 2019, the World Health Organization and a vaccine advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration selected the final influenza strains... more
Influenza vaccine hesitancy among caregivers of children  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Even caregivers whose children receive the first dose of influenza vaccine may be vaccine hesitant and have inaccurate beliefs regarding influenza vaccine and disease, according to a new study. more
Medical News Today: How elderberries can help you fight the flu  MNT · 4 weeks
New research shows how the power of elderberries — the fruit of a common European and North American shrub — can help our bodies fight the... more
Study: Caregivers of children may be vaccine hesitant and have inaccurate beliefs  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Even caregivers whose children receive the first dose of influenza vaccine may be vaccine hesitant and have inaccurate beliefs regarding influenza vaccine and disease,... more
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