Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Experts discuss Influenza vaccine challenges and opportunities

In a New England Journal of Medicine perspective, experts from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Influenza picking up in U.S., predominantly A(H3N2)

(HealthDay)—Influenza activity was low during October 2017 but started increasing in November, with influenza A, predominantly A(H3N2), most commonly identified, according to research published in the Dec. 8 issue of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu researchers discover new mechanism for battling influenza

Just as flu season swings into full gear, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and University of Texas at Austin have uncovered a previously unknown mechanism by which the human immune system tries to battle ...

Medical research

A new kind of influenza vaccine: One shot might do the trick

A seasonal flu shot is a bit like a local weather forecast: Based on the conditions elsewhere and the direction of the prevailing wind, a meteorologist can give the public a pretty good idea of what to expect in the near ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

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. However, scientists believe for practical use, these potential ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Joint study sheds new light on the cause of pandemic influenza

With the use of sophisticated mathematical modelling techniques, a mathematician at PolyU and his co-researchers have completed a study that explains the phenomenon of multiple waves of influenza pandemic in the last century.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers find potential novel treatment for influenza

An experimental drug has shown promise in treating influenza, preventing lung injury and death from the virus in preclinical studies, according to University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers publishing in the journal ...

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