Influenza
Reduced antibody adaptability may make the elderly more vulnerable to influenza  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The influenza vaccine may be less effective in the elderly because their B cells are less capable of producing antibodies that can adapt to protect against... more
Bat influenza viruses could infect humans  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Bats don't only carry the deadly Ebola virus, but are also a reservoir for a new type of influenza virus. These newly discovered flu viruses could potentially also attack the cells of humans and livestock, researchers... more
Bat influenza viruses could potentially attack the cells of humans and livestock  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Bats don't only carry the deadly Ebola virus, but are also a reservoir for a new type of influenza virus. more
Influenza vaccine may be less effective in elderly patients, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The influenza vaccine may be less effective in the elderly because their B cells are less capable of producing antibodies that can adapt to protect against... more
A lack of antibody diversity may make the elderly more susceptible to the flu  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The influenza vaccine may be less effective in the elderly because their B cells are less capable of producing antibodies... more
Medical News Today: Flu breakthrough: Universal vaccine may be in sight  MNT · 3 days
In a discovery that the researchers have deemed to be 'paradigm-shifting,' 'killer' immune cells may offer protection against all types of flu virus. more
Influenza and common cold are completely different diseases, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
There is a lack of information about the difference between influenza, "real" flu, and the common cold. Most people struggle to distinguish between these two diseases and this... more
WATCH: CDC: Flu vaccine is 47 percent effective  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job this season, protecting about half the people who got it, U.S. health officials said Thursday. more
Flu vaccine doing a relatively good job this season  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Health officials say the flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job protecting Americans this winter more
Influenza binds phosphorylated glycans from human lung  Science Magazine · 1 week
Influenza A viruses can bind sialic acid–terminating glycan receptors, and species specificity is often correlated with sialic acid linkage with avian strains recognizing α2,3-linked sialylated glycans and mammalian strains preferring α2,6-linked sialylated glycans. These... more
Study estimates value of investing in antibiotic to reduce repercussion in influenza pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
There have been roughly three global pandemic influenza outbreaks each century for the past four hundred years, each of which have resulted... more
Medical News Today: How to avoid getting sick  MNT · 1 week
It is not always possible to avoid getting sick. However, a person can take some steps to reduce the chances of catching a cold or the flu. Learn about eight evidence-based strategies... more
Investing in antibiotics critical to saving lives during pandemic influenza outbreaks  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a mathematical framework to estimate the value of investing in developing and conserving an antibiotic to mitigate the burden of bacterial infections caused... more
EXCLUSIVE: Controversial experiments that make bird flu more risky poised to resume  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Two ‘gain of function’ projects halted more than 4 years ago have passed new U.S. review process more
Medical News Today: Can you have the flu without a fever?  MNT · 2 weeks
While a fever is a common flu symptom, it does not occur in every case. In this article, learn about the flu without a fever, as... more
Caltech scientists develop new methods for rapidly determining T cell targets  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The human body's immune system is like a vast team of special agents. Certain cells called T cells each individually specialize in recognizing a particular intruder,... more
Why Asian horses don't get sick with the flu  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Avian influenza viruses infect horses in Mongolia but do not cause large outbreaks of disease because they failed to acquire key genetic changes to enable greater cross-species transmissibility, according to... more
How lung tissue forms immune cell hubs in times of need  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Research uncovers how lung tissue is remodelled to support an immune response to influenza. The findings hold promise for broader immunisation against flu and the development... more
Study uncovers how lung tissue remodels to support immune response to influenza  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Immunology researchers at the Babraham Institute have discovered how lung tissue in mice is remodelled in response to infection with influenza in order to... more
Heat waves, food insecurity due to climate change may weaken immune systems  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Heat waves can reduce the body's immune response to flu, according to new research. The results have implications for how climate change may affect... more
Medical News Today: Flu-like illness raises the risk of stroke  MNT · 3 weeks
After having a flu-like illness, the risk of experiencing a stroke is considerably higher, according to two new studies due to be presented next week. more
Medical News Today: Flu-like illness raises risk the risk of stroke  MNT · 3 weeks
After having a flu-like illness, the risk of experiencing a stroke is considerably higher, according to two new studies due to be presented next week. more
Flu-like illnesses could increase the risk of stroke and neck artery dissections  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Flu-like illnesses are linked to an increased risk of stroke and neck artery dissections, according to two preliminary research studies to be presented in... more
Flu, flu-like illnesses linked to increased risk of stroke, neck artery tears  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Flu-like illnesses are associated with an increased risk of stroke and neck artery dissection. The risk of stroke and neck artery dissections are greatest... more
The Flu Is Tied to an Increased Risk of Stroke and Ruptured Arteries  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Two new studies have found a link between the flu and an increased risk of two serious conditions: stroke and rupture of... more
Megaphages detected in the intestinal tract of humans who eat high-fiber, low-fat diet  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Viruses plague bacteria just as viruses like influenza plague humans. Some of the largest of these so-called bacteriophages have now been found... more
Avian influenza in Bangladesh: the role of migratory birds in the transmission of disease  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Since 2005, when the highly-pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 started spreading across the globe, researchers have been faced with the... more
Newly designed drugs could help combat any potential flu pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers at LSTM and Imperial College London have designed drugs which could help combat any potential new flu pandemic, by targeting the receptors of the cells by which... more
If you have 'stomach flu,' chances are it's actually norovirus: What you should know  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
norovirus, also called a stomach flu, is the most common form of foodborne illness in the U.S. more
NIH researchers discover that anti-flu antibodies can inhibit two different viral proteins  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have discovered that antibodies that may form the basis of a universal flu vaccine inhibit a second... more
New anti-influenza drugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have designed drugs which could help combat any potential new flu pandemic, by targeting the receptors of the cells by which the virus gains entry to the human body. more
Study demonstrates beneficial effects of influenza vaccination on COPD patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study published in the January issue of CHEST establishes that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease face heightened risks of death, critical illness, and hospitalization if... more
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