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Researchers Develop Novel Flu Test to Speed Up Respiratory Treatment

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Doctors and researchers in Southampton have developed a novel way of using a swab test which can rapidly diagnose flu and other viral infections in patients with severe respiratory conditions – resulting in shorter courses of antibiotics and less time in hospital.

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Measuring Cystic Fibrosis Drug's Effectiveness, Young Athlete Injuries, Treating Aggresive Brain Cancer, and More in the Children's Health News Source

Click here for the latest research and features on Children's Health.

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Pre-Existing Immunity to Dengue and West Nile Viruses May Cause Increased Risk in Zika-Infected

As the Zika virus continues to spread rapidly across the globe, it might pose a particular risk to people previously infected with two related viruses, dengue and West Nile, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found. Their study, published in the journal Science, may help explain the severe manifestations of Zika virus infection observed in specific populations, including those in South America.

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NUS Scientists Discover Novel Vulnerabilities in Dengue Virus

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A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore has uncovered hidden vulnerabilities on the surface of the dengue virus.

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Experts Available as Sources on Avian Influenza, Prevention, Biosecurity, and the Economic Impacts of Outbreaks

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Attacking the Flu by Hijacking Infected Cells

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They’re called TIPs and their task would be to infiltrate and outcompete influenza, HIV, Ebola and other viruses. Soon, Rutgers’ Laura Fabris will play a key role in a project aimed at designing TIPs – therapeutic interfering particles to defuse the flu. For the first time in virology, Fabris and her team will use imaging tools with gold nanoparticles to monitor mutations in the influenza virus, with unprecedented sensitivity, when it enters cells. Fabris will soon receive a $820,000 grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). It’s part of a four-year, $5.2 million INTERfering and Co-Evolving Prevention and Therapy (INTERCEPT) program.

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Ebola Grant Expanded From $12 Million to $24 Million

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Supplemental funding will allow three partner institutions to perform additional site visits, conduct more education and training courses, as well as build a special pathogens research network.

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Infectious Diseases Expert Urges Caution in Flu Panic

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TSRI Scientists Show How Drug Binds with ‘Hidden Pocket’ on Flu Virus

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A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is the first to show exactly how the drug Arbidol stops influenza infections. The research reveals that Arbidol stops the virus from entering host cells by binding within a recessed pocket on the virus.

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Flu Season and Vaccines — What You Need to Know

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Spread holiday greetings, not the flu, this season.







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