Influenza
Neutrophil extracellular traps could cause organ damage in malaria  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Malaria is one of the world's deadliest infectious diseases: a small mosquito bite delivers numerous malaria parasites into the bloodstream. The human body defends itself valiantly against the parasite, which... more
Get Your Flu Shot Now, Doctors Advise, Especially If You're Pregnant  NPR · 14 hours
Pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease are particularly vulnerable to flu complications yet lag the elderly in... more
Medical News Today: Scientists may be getting closer to creating a universal flu vaccine  MNT · 2 days
A phase I clinical trial may represent the first step toward finding a universal vaccine that could prevent several influenza... more
Why respiratory infections are more deadly in those with diabetes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have demonstrated how diabetes contributes to mortality from MERS-CoV infections, and the finding could shed light on why other respiratory illnesses like the flu or pneumonia might... more
Novel approach brings researchers one step closer to universal flu vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The scourge of the influenza virus devastates health and claims many lives worldwide each year. It is especially daunting because vaccines are only protective when they... more
Tips to help strengthen your defenses this flu season  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Flu season can take its toll on your health, but one way to fight the virus is to stop the spread of germs at home. more
Medical News Today: What is influenza B and what does it do?  MNT · 5 days
Influenza B is one type of influenza virus that can cause the flu. It typically causes milder flu symptoms than influenza A and affects... more
Medical News Today: What to know about influenza A  MNT · 6 days
Influenza A is a common type of the flu virus. Here, we discuss its symptoms and how to treat and prevent this highly contagious virus. more
Flu test: Is it needed?  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Flu season is fast approaching. When flu symptoms strike, you may wonder if you or your loved ones should get a flu test before beginning treatment. more
People with PTSD 1.8 times as likely to have other infections, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
First-of-its-kind study finds people with PTSD were 1.8 times as likely to have any infection as those without PTSD, ranging from being... more
Get vaccinated to protect yourself from flu, say Johns Hopkins experts  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Cases of the flu are already on the rise around the nation as flu season begins. Johns Hopkins Medicine experts say now is the time to... more
CRISPR RNA-cutting enzyme programmed to destroy viruses in human cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Many of the world's most common or deadly human pathogens are RNA-based viruses -- Ebola, Zika and flu, for example -- and most have no FDA-approved treatments. more
CRISPR enzyme programmed to kill viruses in human cells  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Many of the world's most common or deadly human pathogens are RNA-based viruses—Ebola, Zika and flu, for example—and most have no FDA-approved treatments. A team led by researchers at the... more
Medical News Today: What is Stevens-Johnson syndrome?  MNT · 2 weeks
Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a rare disorder of the skin and mucous membranes that may be life threatening. A person usually has flu-like symptoms first and then develops a red or purple rash on the... more
CDC advises vaccination for pregnant women against flu and whooping cough  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) has recommended that all pregnant women should be vaccinated against influenza and whooping cough to provide protection to... more
Scientists discover new patterns in the evolution of the influenza virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers from Skoltech have found that the devious influenza virus is capable of new patterns of evolution and mutation in order to escape treatment with the... more
Innovative pancreatic cancer treatment may rev up immune system  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A research team reports that combining a type of radiation therapy with immunotherapy not only cures pancreatic cancer in mice, but appears to reprogram the immune system to create an... more
Combination treatment cures pancreatic cancer, reprograms the immune system  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A University of Rochester Wilmot Cancer Institute research team reports that combining a type of radiation therapy with immunotherapy not only cures pancreatic cancer in mice, but appears to reprogram... more
New patterns discovered in the evolution of influenza virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Skoltech scientists discovered new patterns in the evolution of the influenza virus. This may help predict mutations in the viral genome and ultimately help design better vaccines. more
Influenza evolution patterns change with time, complicating vaccine design  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Skoltech scientists discovered new patterns in the evolution of the influenza virus. This may help predict mutations in the viral genome and ultimately help design better vaccines. Research results were... more
Antibiotics bug the immune response  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Changes in the gut microbiome caused by antibiotics can impair immune responses to influenza vaccination. more
IFA highlights importance of flu awareness to vulnerable populations  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Today, on World Heart Day, the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) calls on all health care professionals to encourage older people and most importantly those with cardiovascular disease in their... more
How the influenza virus achieves efficient viral RNA replication  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers offer new insights on how subunits of the influenza virus polymerase co-evolve to ensure efficient viral RNA replication. more
How the influenza virus achieves efficient viral RNA replication  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New insights on how subunits of the influenza virus polymerase co-evolve to ensure efficient viral RNA replication are provided by a study published October 3 in the open-access journal PLOS... more
Fewer than half of U.S. adults get annual flu shot, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
So far this calendar year, 1,243 people scattered around 31 states had confirmed measles, the highest number of measles cases reported in the U.S. more
Maternal exposure to pollutants can lead to multigenerational weakening of the immune system  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
New research shows that maternal exposure to a common and ubiquitous form of industrial pollution can harm the immune system of offspring... more
Environmental toxins impair immune system over multiple generations  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New research shows that maternal exposure to a common and ubiquitous form of industrial pollution can harm the immune system of offspring and that this injury is passed along to subsequent generations,... more
US Government to fund development of a 'universal flu vaccine'  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The US government is to provide up to 400 million USD in funding to develop a “universal” flu vaccination at Duke University over the next seven years. more
Mount Sinai researchers receive NIH award to develop universal flu vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have received a contract award of up to $132 million from the National Institute of Allergy... more
NIAID initiates new Collaborative Influenza Vaccine Innovation Centers program  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, has initiated the Collaborative Influenza Vaccine Innovation Centers program, a new network of research centers... more
University of Georgia signs contract with NIH to develop advanced influenza vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The University of Georgia has signed a contract with the National Institutes of Health for an initial award of $8 million to develop a... more
Duke Human Vaccine Institute participates in a large national effort to improve flu shots  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
As part of a massive national effort to improve and modernize flu shots, the Duke Human Vaccine Institute has received... more
Why the Flu Shot Can't Give You the Flu  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Here are the facts about the flu shot and why this vaccine can't give you the flu virus. more
Scientists discover T cell homing beacons for lungs  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Scientists have identified a pair of molecules critical for T cells, part of the immune system, to travel to and populate the lungs. A potential application could be strengthening vaccines against respiratory... more
Health officials: It's time to give flu vaccine another shot  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
It's flu shot season again and health officials urge getting one before the end of October more
Hand washing encouraged as hand sanitizer shown to be ineffective at killing the flu  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study has found that hand sanitizer may not be as effective as previously thought at preventing the spread... more
Fullerene compounds effectively combat dangerous viral infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Scientists from the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology and the Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics of RAS in collaboration with researchers from four other Russian and foreign research centers have discovered... more
Fullerene compounds knock out virus infections like HIV and HSV  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists from the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology and the Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics of RAS in collaboration with researchers from four other Russian... more
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