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Antibody Protects Against Zika and Dengue, Mouse Study Shows

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The same countries hard hit by Zika virus – which can cause brain damage in babies infected before birth – are also home to dengue virus. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis researchers report that they have found an antibody that protects against both viruses. These findings, in mice, could be a step towards an antibody-based preventative drug to protect fetuses from brain damage, while also protecting their mothers from both Zika and dengue disease.

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Cells Programmed Like Computers to Fight Disease

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Cells can be programmed like a computer to fight cancer, influenza, and other serious conditions – thanks to a breakthrough in synthetic biology by the University of Warwick.

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UF Researchers to Use $2.7 Million Grant to Help Stop Influenza

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Researchers will use the NIH grant to study whether they can harness an unusual type of immune cell in pigs to treat and prevent influenza viruses in animals and humans.

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Flu Vaccine Rates in Children May Drop When the Nasal Spray Vaccine Is Unavailable

Influenza vaccination rates in children may have decreased for the 2016-2017 influenza season because of a recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that the nasal spray version of the vaccine not be used, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

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ASU Biodesign Scientists Develop Improved, Potentially Safer Zika Vaccine

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ASU Biodesign Institute scientist Qiang “Shawn” Chen has led his research team to develop the world’s first plant-based Zika vaccine that could be more potent, safer and cheaper to produce than any other efforts to date.

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Two Innovative Methods Could Help to Predict Flu Outbreaks and Prevent the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance

Researchers have discovered new methods that could improve treatment for infectious diseases by enabling earlier detection of influenza outbreaks and curtailing inappropriate antibiotic usage. The findings were presented today at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in San Diego.

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Newly Identified Genetic Marker May Help Detect High-Risk Flu Patients

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Researchers led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have identified a genetic variation associated with influenza severity and the supply of killer T cells that help patients fight the infection.

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Vaccines Protect Fetuses From Zika Infection, Mouse Study Shows

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A new study in mice shows that females vaccinated before pregnancy and infected with Zika virus while pregnant bear pups who show no trace of the virus. The findings offer the first evidence that an effective vaccine can protect vulnerable fetuses from Zika infection and resulting injury.

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50-Year-Old Flu Virus Model Gets Facelift

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The scientific textbook depiction of the flu virus is about to get a facelift, due to a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine team’s discovery that a model of the influenza genome architecture untouched since the 1970s isn’t so perfect after all. The finding could give scientists the opportunity to better predict pandemics and find new ways to disrupt the flu virus.







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