|Improved method of engineering T-cells to attack cancer|
Added: 20.11.2017 10:12 | 3 views | 0 comments
Researchers have found a way to boost the cancer-destroying ability of the immune system's T-cells, offering new hope in the fight against a wide range of cancers.
|Flu vaccine prevents hospitalization in children, study shows|
Added: 17.11.2017 14:17 | 0 views | 0 comments
Children vaccinated against influenza are significantly less likely to experience serious complications from the virus that could land them in hospital, new research has found.
|Anti-malaria drug shows promise as Zika virus treatment|
Added: 17.11.2017 8:51 | 5 views | 0 comments
A medication used to prevent and treat malaria may also be effective for Zika virus, scientists have discovered. The drug, called chloroquine, has a long history of safe use during pregnancy, and is relatively inexpensive.
|Blood test spots paracetamol overdose patients at risk of liver damage|
Added: 13.11.2017 19:50 | 0 views | 0 comments
People who overdose on paracetamol could be helped by a blood test that shows immediately if they are going to suffer liver damage, research has found.
|Annual influenza vaccination does not prevent natural immunity|
Added: 13.11.2017 11:10 | 2 views | 0 comments
Earlier studies have suggested that having repeated annual influenza vaccination can prevent natural immunity to the virus, and potentially increase the susceptibility to influenza illness in the event of a pandemic, or when the vaccine does not 'match' the virus circulating in the community. But now, researchers at the Influenza Center in Bergen have published a study, which concludes that annual influenza vaccination does not increase susceptibility to influenza infection in years of vaccine mismatch.
|New mechanism for battling influenza discovered|
Added: 08.11.2017 15:16 | 10 views | 0 comments
Just as flu season swings into full gear, researchers have uncovered a previously unknown mechanism by which the human immune system tries to battle the influenza A virus. The discovery sheds new light on how the virus -- which kills 12,000 to 56,000 people in the United States annually -- often wins, and it could ultimately lead to new treatments.
|H3N2 mutation in last year's flu vaccine responsible for lowered efficacy|
Added: 06.11.2017 15:23 | 2 views | 0 comments
The below average efficacy of last year's influenza vaccine (which was only 20 to 30 percent effective) can be attributed to a mutation in the H3N2 strain, a new study reports. With the mutation, most people receiving the egg-grown vaccine did not have immunity against H3N2 viruses that circulated last year.
|In pursuit of a universal flu vaccine|
Added: 03.11.2017 10:57 | 15 views | 0 comments
Developing a universal flu vaccine that would protect against all seasonal and pandemic strains of the virus is no easy task, and new research suggests that one of the most promising strategies -- creating a vaccine that targets the 'stalk' of a protein that covers the flu virus -- is a strong one, but isn't completely bulletproof. Researchers found that the stalk of the hemagglutinin protein can vary in response to pressure from the immune system.
|Four in ten healthcare professionals work while sick|
Added: 02.11.2017 15:26 | 16 views | 0 comments
A new study suggests that healthcare professionals (HCPs) should heed to their own advice: stay home when sick. Some four in 10 HCPs work while experiencing influenza-like illness.
|Four-in-one flu shot may mean lifelong protection against the flu|
Added: 02.11.2017 15:26 | 2 views | 0 comments
Scientists have found that a vaccine combining centralized ancestral genes from four major influenza strains could be a path toward a universal flu shot.
|New broadly protective vaccines for H3N2 influenza|
Added: 02.11.2017 12:10 | 16 views | 0 comments
Researchers have developed a vaccine candidate that protects against multiple co-circulating strains of H3N2 influenza isolated over five seasons following testing in mouse and ferret models.
|How flu shot manufacturing forces influenza to mutate|
Added: 30.10.2017 13:46 | 19 views | 0 comments
The common practice of growing influenza vaccine components in chicken eggs disrupts the major antibody target site on the virus surface, rendering the flu vaccine less effective in humans.
|Identifying the mechanism for a new class of antiviral drugs could hasten their approval|
Added: 27.10.2017 13:25 | 2 views | 0 comments
New research shows that a new class of antiviral drugs works by causing the virus' replication machinery to pause and backtrack, preventing the virus from efficiently replicating. This discovery, made possible by a high-throughput experimental technique called 'magnetic tweezers,' could speed the development and approval of related antiviral drugs.
|Flu forecasting tool uses evolution to make earlier predictions|
Added: 25.10.2017 14:05 | 2 views | 0 comments
A new flu forecasting tool aims to make better predictions by combining data about how the virus spreads with an estimate of how much the current virus evolved compared to recent years. The new model accurately predicted the total number of cases for each season in the US from 2002 to 2016, and produced an accurate, real-time prediction for the 2016-17 season before it started last year.
|Virus-like particle vaccine protects against RSV vaccine-enhanced respiratory disease, study finds|
Added: 23.10.2017 10:22 | 2 views | 0 comments
A virus-like particle vaccine can prime the body’s immune response and prevent the severe respiratory disease that results when patients given an early form of a vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are exposed to RSV, according to a study.
|Exploring how herpes simplex virus changes when passed between family members|
Added: 20.10.2017 18:25 | 3 views | 0 comments
A new study offers a rare glimpse into the genetics of a herpes simplex virus transmission event -- information that may prove useful in future development of therapeutics and vaccines. The study reveals nearly perfect genetic transmission of the virus from a father to his son and lays the foundation for future studies exploring the genetic diversity of this virus.
|Newly discovered viral marker could help predict flu severity in infected patients|
Added: 19.10.2017 16:42 | 2 views | 0 comments
Flu viruses contain defective genetic material that may activate the immune system in infected patients, and new research published in PLOS Pathogens suggests that lower levels of these molecules could increase flu severity.
|Flu simulations suggest pandemics more likely in spring, early summer|
Added: 19.10.2017 14:30 | 2 views | 0 comments
New statistical simulations suggest that Northern Hemisphere flu pandemics are most likely to emerge in late spring or early summer at the tail end of the normal flu season, according to a new study.
|Gut bacteria from wild mice boost health in lab mice|
Added: 19.10.2017 14:30 | 27 views | 0 comments
Laboratory mice that are given the gut bacteria of wild mice can survive a deadly flu virus infection and fight colorectal cancer dramatically better than laboratory mice with their own gut bacteria, researchers report.
|H7N9 influenza is both lethal and transmissible in animal model for flu|
Added: 19.10.2017 14:30 | 2 views | 0 comments
In 2013, an influenza virus began circulating among poultry in China. It caused several waves of human infection and as of late July 2017, nearly 1,600 people had tested positive for avian H7N9. Nearly 40 percent of those infected had died. In 2017, a medical researcher received a sample of H7N9 virus isolated from a patient in China who had died of the flu. He and his research team subsequently began work to characterize and understand it.