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How race consciousness influences your likelihood of getting a flu shot
SCIENCE DAILY A new study is the first to explore racial factors and how they may influence attitudes and behaviors towards the flu vaccine. 22 hours
Rare Bird Flu Strikes Cats: What You Need to Know
LIVE SCIENCE The death of a shelter cat in New York was just the start of a recent investigation. 4 days
Team uncovers cellular responses to bird flu vaccine
SCIENCE DAILY New research eavesdrops on gene expression in human immune system cells before and after vaccination against bird flu, exposing cellular responses associated with a vaccine constituent called AS03, short for adjuvant system... 4 days
New research exposes cellular responses linked to bird flu vaccine
NEWS MEDICAL New research from Vanderbilt eavesdrops on gene expression in human immune system cells before and after vaccination against bird flu. 5 days
Researchers use weather radar to track migrating waterfowl, avian influenza
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are part of an effort that will use weather radar to identify wetland hotspots used by waterfowl during the winter, which in turn can alert poultry growers... 5 days
Influenza experts examine evolution of avian disease
NEWS MEDICAL Few influenza viruses are as widespread and adaptable as avian influenza viruses, and scientists are not entirely sure why. 5 days
Kenya, Rwanda ban poultry from Uganda over bird flu
PHYS.ORG Kenyan and Rwandan authorities said Wednesday they had banned poultry products from neighbouring Uganda, where a virulent H5 strain of avian flu has broken out. 6 days
Certain anti-influenza compounds also inhibit Zika virus infection, Researchers find
SCIENCE DAILY Three anti-influenza compounds effectively inhibit Zika virus infection in human cells, scientists have discovered. These results provide the foundation for development of the broad-spectrum cell-directed antivirals or their... 1 week
Antivirals that block influenza can also inhibit Zika virus infection, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the University of Helsinki have shown that three anti-influenza compounds effectively inhibit Zika virus infection in human cells. 1 week
Intensive animal production may boost flu pandemic threat
PHYS.ORG Mass livestock production is driving molecular changes in diseases that could lead to human pandemics, according to an expert from the University of Exeter. 1 week
Uganda detects bird flu
PHYS.ORG Uganda announced Sunday it had detected bird flu among migratory birds, without specifying whether it was the particularly virulent H5 strain detected this season in countries worldwide. 1 week
No More Flu Shot? Search Begins for Universal Influenza Vaccine
LIVE SCIENCE With a new approach, scientists say it's not inconceivable that we could move from annual flu shots to a once-every-10-years approach. 2 weeks
Sudden drop in outdoor temperature increases the risk of respiratory infections
SCIENCE DAILY You can pretty much put a mark in your calendar for when the annual flu epidemic begins. Using 20,000 virus samples and weather statistics, researchers have... 2 weeks
Sudden drop in temperature kickstarts flu and other respiratory tract infections
NEWS MEDICAL You can pretty much put a mark in your calendar for when the annual flu epidemic begins. Using 20,000 virus samples and weather statistics, researchers have... 2 weeks
White House announces review process for risky virus studies
Science Magazine Plan could lead to end of 2-year moratorium on handful of controversial flu studies 2 weeks
What to Know About Influenza Before Peak Flu Season
ABC NEWS Influenza cases are increasing across the U.S. 2 weeks
Russian zoo culls all its birds over avian flu
PHYS.ORG A Russian zoo has euthanised its entire bird population after an outbreak of avian flu, local authorities said Monday. 2 weeks
Retrieving short-term memories of flu
Science Magazine Circulating TEM constantly seed the lung TRM pool after influenza infection (this issue). 2 weeks
Dynamics of influenza-induced lung-resident memory T cells underlie waning heterosubtypic immunity
Science Magazine Lung-resident memory CD8 T cells (TRM) induced by influenza A virus (IAV) that are pivotal for providing subtype-transcending protection against IAV infection (heterosubtypic immunity) are not... 2 weeks
New surgical mask doesn't just trap viruses, it renders them harmless
SCIENCE DAILY The surgical masks people wear to stop the spread of diseases don't work well -- that isn't what they're designed for. Pathogens like influenza are transmitted... 3 weeks
Seeing viruses by both light and electron microscopy
PHYS.ORG Advances in both light and electron microscopy are improving scientists' ability to visualize viruses such as HIV, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), measles, influenza, and Zika in their native states. Researchers from Emory... 3 weeks
Monthly high dose of vitamin D lowers respiratory infections in older adults
NEWS MEDICAL In people over the age of 65, acute respiratory infections--such as the common cold, influenza, or pneumonia--can lead to potentially life-threatening complications. 3 weeks
Duck cull in France's foie gras region to contain bird flu
PHYS.ORG French authorities have started slaughtering ducks in the main foie gras-producing region to try to contain a dangerous form of bird flu. 3 weeks
Czechs detect bird flu on two farms, in dead swans
PHYS.ORG Czech authorities on Wednesday said they had detected highly-contagious bird flu at two small poultry farms and in dead swans in the first such cases in a decade. 3 weeks
Croatia reports bird flu in farm poultry
PHYS.ORG Croatia on Friday announced the discovery of a highly contagious strain of bird flu in poultry at a small family farm on the country's northern border with Hungary. 4 weeks
Health by the Numbers: 6 Key Findings from 2016
LIVE SCIENCE Are there more or fewer doctors than ever before? How many people are really smoking weed? Are people opting for the flu vaccine in greater numbers? 4 weeks
Gloomy start to year of rooster as bird flu hits South Korea
PHYS.ORG The year of the rooster looks set for a gloomy start. Egg prices are soaring and new year's festivals are being canceled as South... 4 weeks
Japan culling 90,000 more birds for avian flu
PHYS.ORG Japan began killing some 90,000 chickens on Tuesday to contain another outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian flu, officials said. 4 weeks
Iran culls birds after avian flu outbreak
PHYS.ORG Iran has killed hundreds of thousands of birds in recent weeks as avian flu spreads across seven provinces of the country, officials have reported. 4 weeks
Bird flu infects 7 people in China this month, killing 2
PHYS.ORG China has reported at least seven cases of bird flu in humans across the country this month, including two deaths, as authorities take steps to guard... 1 month
TSRI scientists shed light on how antiviral drug stops influenza infections
NEWS MEDICAL A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is the first to show exactly how the drug Arbidol stops influenza infections. The... 1 month
Britain reports bird flu in wild duck
PHYS.ORG Britain on Thursday announced the discovery of a highly contagious strain of bird flu in a wild duck found dead in Wales, warning poultry keepers to remain vigilant as Christmas approaches. 1 month
Scientists show how drug binds with 'hidden pocket' on flu virus
SCIENCE DAILY A new study is the first to show exactly how the drug Arbidol stops influenza infections. The research reveals that Arbidol stops the virus from entering... 1 month
'Star Wars' Science: Is the Force Contagious?
SPACE.COM In the "Star Wars" universe, people who are strong with the Force can do amazing things. But could this incredible power be spread like the flu? 1 month
Convenience shop items delivered by drone in US
PHYS.ORG US drone delivery service Flirtey on Monday announced that its self-piloting flying machines have whisked flu medicine, hot food and more from 7-Eleven convenience stores to customers' homes. 1 month
Japan culling 122,000 more birds for avian flu
PHYS.ORG Japan began killing about 122,000 farm birds on Tuesday to contain another outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian flu, officials said. 1 month
Japan culling 210,000 birds amid spreading avian flu
PHYS.ORG Japan has begun slaughtering about 210,000 farm birds in northern Hokkaido to contain another outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian flu, an official said Sunday. 1 month
Bird flu hits British turkey farm
PHYS.ORG Britain on Friday announced the discovery of a highly contagious strain of bird flu at a turkey farm, and sought to allay fears the outbreak could affect the traditional Christmas meal. 1 month
S. Korea issues top bird flu alert
PHYS.ORG South Korea on Friday issued its top bird flu alert for the first time, giving officials extra powers to contain an outbreak that has already triggered the slaughter of more than 10 percent of... 1 month
Key benefits of large-scale use of universal over conventional flu vaccines
SCIENCE DAILY Universal vaccines that protect against multiple strains of influenza virus at once could offer key population-level benefits over conventional seasonal vaccines, according to a new study. 1 month
Can you sneeze with your eyes open?
SCIENCE DAILY The changing weather brings about many things: holiday excitement, a different wardrobe and -- perhaps most annoyingly -- cold and flu season. Those around you have likely been sneezing more frequently, which may have... 2 months
Weather radar helps researchers track bird flu
PHYS.ORG The same weather radar technology used to predict rain is now giving UC researchers the ability to track wild birds that could carry the avian influenza virus. Avian influenza, which kills chickens, turkeys and... 2 months
Combatting Antibiotic Resistance, the role of POC Diagnostics
NEWS MEDICAL During the winter months, patients frequently present with respiratory symptoms like coughing, sneezing and fever that could be caused by one of several bacterial and viral infections including influenza, respiratory syncytial virus... 2 months
Sneezing elicits blinking response to protect the body from germs, says allergist
NEWS MEDICAL The changing weather brings about many things: holiday excitement, a different wardrobe and—perhaps most annoyingly—cold and flu season. 2 months
Scientists Find Long-Sought-After Mechanism that Creates Immunity to Influenza A Virus
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of researchers from Australia, China and the United States has shown for the first time that RNA interference is active in the response... 2 months
New, more effective strategy for producing flu vaccines
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers has developed technology that could improve the production of vaccines that protect people from influenza B. 2 months
New survey shows only half of people plan to get flu shots this year
SCIENCE DAILY Americans are split on getting an annual flu shot, with four out of 10 having done so in the past... 2 months
RNA interference is activated in human response to influenza, other important viruses
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, research shows that RNA interference (RNAi) - an antiviral mechanism known to be used by plants and lower organisms -... 2 months
S. Korea expands cull to contain bird flu
PHYS.ORG South Korea on Tuesday said it was expanding a cull of chickens and ducks to try to contain a damaging bird flu outbreak. 2 months
New mechanism to control human viral infections discovered
SCIENCE DAILY A long-sought-after mechanism has been found in human cells that creates immunity to influenza A virus, which causes annual seasonal epidemics and occasional pandemics. 2 months
Could pathogen infection really lead to Alzheimer’s?
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