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July 28, 2015

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July 28, 2015

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

Researchers Monitor for Next Novel Influenza Strain

Mar. 3, 2015 — While flu season starts to die down, researchers are diligently monitoring for the next novel influenza virus by monitoring swine influenza viruses. The work is starting with swine in the field. ... read more

Feb. 17, 2015 — Antibodies that protect against H7N9 avian flu, which emerged in China in 2013 and sparked fears of a global pandemic, have been isolated in individuals who received seasonal flu vaccinations and ... read more

Feb. 12, 2015 — Researchers have found an unexpected way the immune system fights the flu virus: By targeting cells' protein-cutting enzymes, which the virus needs to mature and ... read more

Confidence in Government Linked to Willingness to Vaccinate

Feb. 2, 2015 — Confidence in government may play a key role in the public's willingness to get at least some vaccines, a new study suggests. The study found that people trusting the government's ability ... read more

Skip the Dip! Super Bowl Team Cities See Spike in Flu Deaths

Jan. 30, 2015 — Having a team in the Super Bowl correlated to an average 18 percent increase in flu deaths among those over 65 years old, according to a study of health data covering 35 years of championship ... read more

How Your Friends Might Help You Avoid Flu

Jan. 26, 2015 — A study of social networks has yielded clues about how best to improve vaccination rates for influenza. Influenza is a global health problem, affecting 3 to 5 million people a year and causing ... read more

What to Do in a Flu Epidemic? Stay at Home and Watch TV

Jan. 23, 2015 — Non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) include actions individuals can take to reduce disease spread, such as hand washing and minimizing contacts with sick people. These can play a key role in ... read more

Breakthrough May Impact Flu Vaccination

Jan. 20, 2015 — An analysis of 10 years' worth of data on human influenza B viruses has shed new light on the pathogen which can cause the seasonal flu. Findings from this study could help make flu immunization ... read more

One Punch to Knock out Flu

Jan. 14, 2015 — When comparing the potency of an isolated strain-specific flu antibody (the type that current vaccines generate) with an isolated broadly-neutralizing flu antibody (the type generated by universal ... read more

Brain Protein Aids Influenza Recovery, Scientists Find

Jan. 12, 2015 — A brain protein that boosts the healing power of sleep and speeds an animal's recovery from the flu has been discovered by researchers who say that the discovery could lead to alternative ... read more

Although Flu Viruses Are a Moving Target, This Season's Vaccine Still Offers Protection

Jan. 7, 2015 — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that flu activity is “high” or “widespread” in 43 states and call it an epidemic this season. Most of the cases are caused by the H3N2 ... read more

Dec. 18, 2014 — Ferrets share a mutation that was previously thought to be unique to humans, among the mammals, research has shown for the first time. This helps to explain why the molecular characteristics of ... read more

High-Dose Flu Vaccine Superior for Frail Elderly Living in Long-Term Care Facilities

Dec. 18, 2014 — The high-dose flu vaccine is significantly better than the regular flu shot at boosting the immune response to the flu virus in frail, older residents of long-term care facilities, according to the ... read more

A Key Human Gene Modifies the Immune Response to Flu Vaccine

Dec. 11, 2014 — How much protection the annual flu shot provides depends on how well the vaccine (which is designed based on a 'best guess' for next season's flu strain) matches the actually ... read more

Keeping Families Safe from the Flu

Dec. 10, 2014 — The flu, or seasonal influenza virus, is extremely unpredictable. Its severity can vary widely from one season to the next depending on many things, including the strains of flu spreading, ... read more

Dec. 10, 2014 — Mathematical models predicted it, and now a study confirms it: Immunizing school-aged children from flu can protect other segments of the population, as well, researchers ... read more

Seasonal Flu Vaccines Boost Immunity to Many Types of Flu Viruses, Research Suggests

Dec. 8, 2014 — Seasonal flu vaccines may protect individuals not only against the strains of flu they contain but also against many additional types, according to a study. The finding is exciting "because it ... read more

Correcting Myths About the Flu Vaccine: Effective?

Dec. 8, 2014 — Correcting myths about vaccines may not be the most effective approach to promoting immunization among vaccine skeptics according to a recent study. The research found that debunking the myth that ... read more

Vaccination Remains the Best Way to Avoid the Flu

Dec. 4, 2014 — Joy and goodwill aren’t the only things we start spreading to friends, family, colleagues -- even strangers -- this time of year. Late fall and early winter also signal the start of annual spread ... read more

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