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Lung Cell Patches Its Own DNA on the Fly to Survive...

Scientists at Duke University have identified one kind of lung cell that can hustle to repair its damaged DNA and survive an...
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Tethered Antibodies Present a Potential New Approach to Prevent Influenza Virus...

As co-leaders of an international collaboration, scientists at Scripps Research have discovered that tethering four antibodies together may be an effective strategy for neutralizing...
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Clinical Trial Testing Topical Cream Plus Influenza Vaccine in Progress

A Phase 1 clinical trial examining whether a topical cream can enhance the immune response conferred by a “pre-pandemic” influenza vaccine is underway at...
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Innovative Research Finds Influenza Detection System in Body

“We have solved a long-standing puzzle as to how the body detects influenza A,” said PhD student GuanQun Liu, who is doing his research...
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Research Offers Clues for Improved Influenza Vaccine Design

Influenza vaccines that better target the influenza surface protein called neuraminidase (NA) could offer broad protection against various influenza virus strains and lessen the...
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H7N9 Influenza Vaccine Clinical Trials Begin

Two new clinical trials testing an experimental vaccine to prevent influenza caused by an H7N9 influenza virus are now enrolling volunteers at sites across...
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NIAID Unveils Strategic Plan for Developing a Universal Influenza Vaccine

Developing a universal influenza vaccine — a vaccine that can provide durable protection for all age groups against multiple influenza strains, including those that...
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Flu Researchers Discover New Mechanism for Battling Influenza

Just as flu season swings into full gear, researchers from the CU Boulder and University of Texas at Austin have uncovered a previously unknown...
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In Pursuit of a Universal Flu Vaccine

Flu shot season is here. But as you head to the doctor’s office or pharmacy to get vaccinated, scientists are working to make this...
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Experts Outline Pathway to a Universal Influenza Vaccine

Scientists and clinicians from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the California Institute...
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Antibodies May Reveal Timing of Previous Influenza Infection

The amount of influenza-specific antibodies present in an individual’s blood can indicate not only if they experienced the flu, but potentially when — a finding...
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New research points to treatment breakthrough for viruses

RMIT scientists in Melbourne have led an international collaboration that potentially unlocks better treatment of viral diseases, including the flu and common cold.The results...
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NIH Scientists Find Real-Time Imaging in Mice a Promising Influenza Study...

WhatReal-time imaging of influenza infection in mice is a promising new method to quickly monitor disease progression and to evaluate whether candidate vaccines and...
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Researchers Shed New Light on Influenza Detection

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have discovered a way to make influenza visible to the naked eye, according to a new study...
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Catching up with the Influenza Virus

Two new detection methods for the influenza virus could help prevent the next global pandemic.Seasonal influenza is responsible for up to 500,000 deaths around...
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New Antibody Offers Treatment Hope for Flu and May Even Lead...

A new antibody, called MEDI8852, has promise as a potential treatment for influenza A - the source of seasonal and pandemic flu outbreaks -...
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Vaccine Strategy Induces Antibodies That Can Target Multiple Influenza Viruses

Scientists have identified three types of vaccine-induced antibodies that can neutralize diverse strains of influenza virus that infect humans. The discovery will help guide...