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Scientists identify protein that allows flu virus to replicate in cells Like any other virus, the flu virus invades host cells and hijacks cell machinery to replicate and spread. Now, scientists have found a host protein that is key to this process.
Medical News Today | Jan 7, 2016 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Prime-boost H7N9 influenza vaccine concept promising in clinical trial In clinical trials, several candidate H7N9 pandemic influenza vaccines made from inactivated viruses have been shown to be safe and to generate an immune response.
Medical News Today | Dec 10, 2015 3:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Avian influenza expert raises concerns as USDA stockpiles vaccines The U.S. Department of Agriculture is creating a stockpile of avian influenza vaccines, but an expert suggests careful consideration of the strategy and cautions that the strain of the next...
Medical News Today | Nov 27, 2015 12:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Rapidly assessing the next influenza pandemic Influenza pandemics are potentially the most serious natural catastrophes that affect the human population.
Medical News Today | Sep 25, 2015 11:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Immune Camouflage' may explain H7N9 influenza vaccine failure The avian influenza A (H7N9) virus has been a major concern since the first outbreak in China in 2013.
Medical News Today | Sep 24, 2015 4:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Hepatitis A-like virus identified in seals Scientists in the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have discovered a new virus in seals that is the closest known relative of the human...
Medical News Today | Aug 25, 2015 4:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Flexible future of point-of-care disease diagnostic 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 e.g.
Medical News Today | Jul 29, 2015 4:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Adjuvants improve immune response to H7N9 flu vaccine In a phase 2 trial that included nearly 1,000 adults, the AS03 and MF59 adjuvants (a component that improves immune response of inactivated influenza vaccines) increased the immune responses to two...
Medical News Today | Jul 22, 2015 2:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Virus-like particle vaccine protects mice from many flu strains NIAID research could aid development of universal flu vaccineA vaccine that protects against a wide variety of influenza viruses (a so-called universal flu vaccine) is a critical public health...
Medical News Today | Jul 22, 2015 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Avian flu confirmed in UK A case of H7N7 avian flu has now been confirmed in Lancashire.A temporary control zone imposed on Friday at the affected farm has now been replaced by a 10 kilometre surveillance zone and an...
Medical News Today | Jul 13, 2015 2:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend