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  • Advocacy, Race Affect Flu Vaccination Rates, Study Finds
    A doctor’s recommendation and a patient’s race may influence flu vaccination rates, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Researchers found that 90 percent of patients received vaccination if their physician advocated for it compared to 58 ...More
    February 24, 2015 Posted in News
  • Flu Activity Continues to Decrease, CDC Reports
    According to this week’s FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza activity is still elevated but continues to decrease in the United States. The number of states with widespread or high flu activity is decreasing, however, ...More
    February 22, 2015 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • IDRI Announces $4 Million BARDA Cooperative Agreement to Establish Adjuvant Manufacturing Hub
    The international outbreak of Ebola in 2014 serves as a reminder for the need to be proactive in preparing for the rapid spread of any newly emerging or re-emerging infectious disease. The Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) announces it has received $4 million in ...More
    February 19, 2015 Posted in News
  • Seasonal Flu Vaccine Induces Antibodies That Protect Against H7N9 Avian Flu
    Antibodies that protect against H7N9 avian flu, which emerged in China in 2013 and sparked fears of a global pandemic, have been isolated in individuals who received seasonal flu vaccinations. These antibodies account for a small percentage of the total immune response, but ...More
    February 18, 2015 Posted in News
  • Flu Activity in the U.S. is Leveling Off, CDC Says
    According to this week’s FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza activity is still elevated but is decreasing and some key indicators that measure severity are leveling off or decreasing also. Flu activity is likely to ...More
    February 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • NTU Singapore Develops New Weapon in the War Against Flu Pandemics and Pneumonia
    Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore have developed an antibody which boosts the survival chances for patients suffering from influenza and pneumonia. Proven effective in lab tests, the antibody is now being made suitable for use in humans. The ...More
    February 13, 2015 Posted in News
  • Key to Blocking Influenza Virus May Lie in a Cell's Own Machinery
    Viruses are masters of outsourcing, entrusting their fundamental function – reproduction – to the host cells they infect. But it turns out this highly economical approach also creates vulnerability. Researchers at Rockefeller University and their collaborators ...More
    February 13, 2015 Posted in News
  • Flu Activity in the U.S. Continues to Fluctuate
    According to this week’s FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza activity decreased slightly, but remains widespread with key indicators that measure severity still high. Parts of the country that saw earlier increases in ...More
    February 9, 2015 Posted in News
  • Scientists Simulate the Complete Outer Envelope of a Flu Particle for the First Time
    By combining experimental data from X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, cryoelectron microscopy and lipidomics (the study of cellular lipid networks), researchers at the University of Oxford have built a complete model of the outer envelope of an influenza A virion for ...More
    February 9, 2015 Posted in News
  • Mississippi State Researcher Among Those Working on New Flu Vaccine
    In the midst of one the worst overall influenza seasons, a Mississippi State researcher is part of an international effort to develop next season’s vaccines. Dr. Henry Wan, an associate professor at the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has been ...More
    February 5, 2015 Posted in News