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Maglab Research Paves Way for Flu Treatments

Led by Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Tim Cross and his team at the Florida State University-based National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, scientists delved into the complexities of exactly how the flu virus works and why it’s so effective at making people so sick. With a better understanding of how it works, researchers will now be able to turn their attention to creating more effective prescription drugs to fight the flu.

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Say “Boo!” to the Flu by Getting Vaccinated Before Halloween

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Get your flu shot in October for best shot at protection and here's why, says Jorge Parada, MD, infectious disease, Loyola University Health System. Parada explains how the flu serum is formulated and why 2014 was a bad year for the flu.

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

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 the high dose vaccine had a 19.7 percent hospital admission rate versus 20.9 percent in admission for those who received the standard dose vaccine. The findings were presented as a late breaking research presentation on Oct. 10 at the Infectious Diseases Society of America meeting in San Diego.

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Flu Infection Reveals Many Paths to Immune Response

A study of influenza infection in animals broadens understanding of the immune response to flu virus, showing that the process is more dynamic than usually described. The findings may offer key insights for developing better vaccines.

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The Medical Minute: This Year’s Flu Vaccine Expected to Be a ‘Good Match’

Every year at this time, we hear it's time to get the flu shot. After last year's vaccine missed the mark, how does the Center for Disease Control regain the public's confidence that their predictions will hold up this year? With the facts.

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Possible Contributor to the Virulence of the 1918 Flu Pandemic Discovered

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UAB researchers have discovered a novel mechanism for one 1918 flu virus protein that may help explain the virulence of that unusually deadly pandemic. That outbreak killed 50 million to 100 million people.

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New Study by TSRI and Janssen Makes Major Advance Toward More Effective, Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine

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Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) have found a way to induce antibodies to fight a wide range of influenza subtypes—work that could one day eliminate the need for repeated seasonal flu shots.

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Animal Trial to Test Promising Vaccine for H1N1

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A new H1N1 vaccine is entering a definitive round of testing this month. Researchers hope to establish its ability to ward off the virus. If tests yield results as expected, hog farmers could begin using the new vaccine as early as the end of the year.

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Could Flu Someday Be Prevented Without a Vaccine?

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 finding suggests that manipulating a natural process could someday be an alternative way to not just reduce flu severity, but prevent infection.

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Developing a Better Flu Vaccine

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say they have developed a method that could make a nasal spray flu vaccine effective for those under two and over 49 – two groups for which the vaccine is not approved.







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