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February 8, 2016

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February 8, 2016

First Recombinant Influenza Vaccine Comes to Mexico

Jan. 28, 2016 — In October 2015, the Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) gave Mexico the registry of the first recombinant vaccine against seasonal influenza in the world and designed to ... read more

A New Approach to Predict Evolution of Influenza Viruses Can Enhance Vaccine Efficacy

Dec. 7, 2015 — New results suggest that genomic information from circulating influenza viruses can help in producing more efficient seasonal vaccines. The researchers were able to develop a simple approach for ... read more

New Vaccine Strategy Better Protects High-Risk Cancer Patients from Flu

Dec. 6, 2015 — Researchers have developed a vaccine strategy that reduces the risk of flu infections in cancer patients at highest risk for ... read more

Genetic Risk for Hyperinflammatory Disorder from Viral Infection Identified

Nov. 24, 2015 — A group of people with fatal H1N1 flu died after their viral infections triggered a deadly hyperinflammatory disorder in susceptible individuals with gene mutations linked to the overactive immune ... read more

Research Paves Way for Flu Treatments

Nov. 2, 2015 — Scientists have delved into the complexities of exactly how the flu virus works and why it's so effective at making people so sick. Their intention is to find new ways to treat the flu, and ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Individuals who get the flu vaccine lose their immunity to the H1N1 influenza virus in about two years, according to a new ... read more

Studies Raise Questions About Impact of Statins on Flu Vaccination in Seniors

Oct. 29, 2015 — A new pair of studies suggests that statins, drugs widely used to reduce cholesterol, may have a detrimental effect on the immune response to influenza vaccine and the vaccine's effectiveness at ... read more

Multi-Tasking Flu Vaccine Could Provide Better Protection Against Outbreaks

Oct. 27, 2015 — Researchers have found a way to boost the effectiveness and cross-protective capabilities of an influenza A vaccine by adding a simple component. The research in mice could lead to better seasonal ... read more

Study Finds Significant Decrease in Hospitalization of Older Nursing Home Residents With High Dose Influenza Vaccine

Oct. 10, 2015 — Researchers found that flu immunizations with four times the strength of standard flu shots significantly reduced the risk of being hospitalized during the influenza season. The group that received ... read more

Flu Shot Reduces Risk of Stroke, Study Suggests

Oct. 6, 2015 — The risk of suffering a stroke is significantly reduced for up to two months after receiving a flu vaccine, a major new study has ... read more

Patients With Flu-Associated Pneumonia Less Likely to Have Received Flu Vaccine

Oct. 5, 2015 — Among children and adults hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia, those with influenza-associated pneumonia, compared with those with pneumonia not associated with influenza, had lower odds ... read more

Rapidly Assessing the Next Influenza Pandemic

Sep. 24, 2015 — Influenza pandemics are potentially the most serious natural catastrophes that affect the human population. New findings suggest that with both timely and accurate data and sophisticated numerical ... read more

Where Flu Vaccination Rates Are Higher in Adults Under 65, Lower Flu Risk for Seniors

Sep. 10, 2015 — Healthy adults who get the flu vaccine may help protect not only themselves but also older adults in their community at higher risk for serious complications from influenza, suggest findings from a ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — Vaccines to protect against an avian influenza pandemic as well as seasonal flu may be mass produced more quickly and efficiently using new ... read more

Influenza Vaccines Provide Moderate Protection Throughout the Entire Flu Season

Aug. 24, 2015 — Individuals who received the flu vaccine were protected for up to 6 months post-vaccination, the duration of most flu seasons, according to a new ... read more

Flu Vaccinations Make Sense for Elderly, Study Suggests

Aug. 24, 2015 — Amid debate about whether flu vaccination really helps the elderly, a new study provides fresh evidence that it does. Researchers found vaccines well matched to the year's flu strain ... read more

School Vacations and Humidity Linked to Multiple Waves of Influenza in Mexico During the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic

Aug. 20, 2015 — Scientists studying the 2009 A/H1N1 influenza pandemic have found that the inconsistent regional timing of pandemic waves in Mexico was the result of interactions between school breaks and regional ... read more

Could Flu Someday Be Prevented Without a Vaccine?

Aug. 11, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a way to trigger a preventive response to a flu infection without any help from the usual players – the virus itself or interferon, a powerful infection fighter. The ... read more

Computer Model Forecasts Flu Outbreaks in a Subtropical Climate

July 30, 2015 — It is possible to predict the timing and intensity of influenza outbreaks in subtropical climates like Hong Kong where flu seasons can occur at different times and more than once during a year, ... read more

Flexible Future of Point-of-Care Disease Diagnostic

July 28, 2015 — The world-wide deployment of biomedical devices for health monitoring, point-of-care diagnostics and environmental sensing is hampered by their high cost that is not readily affordable for developing ... read more

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