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Newly Identified Genetic Marker May Help Detect High-Risk Flu Patients

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Researchers led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have identified a genetic variation associated with influenza severity and the supply of killer T cells that help patients fight the infection.

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Vaccines Protect Fetuses From Zika Infection, Mouse Study Shows

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A new study in mice shows that females vaccinated before pregnancy and infected with Zika virus while pregnant bear pups who show no trace of the virus. The findings offer the first evidence that an effective vaccine can protect vulnerable fetuses from Zika infection and resulting injury.

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50-Year-Old Flu Virus Model Gets Facelift

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The scientific textbook depiction of the flu virus is about to get a facelift, due to a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine team’s discovery that a model of the influenza genome architecture untouched since the 1970s isn’t so perfect after all. The finding could give scientists the opportunity to better predict pandemics and find new ways to disrupt the flu virus.

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Malaria drug protects fetuses from Zika infection

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A drug that modulates the placenta’s normal barrier to infection protects the fetus from Zika infection, according to a study of pregnant mice from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The drug is already used in pregnant women to treat malaria.

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New Clues Found to Common Respiratory Virus

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Scientists have solved the structure of a protein that helps a common respiratory virus evade the immune system. The team, led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have identified critical parts of the protein that could be targeted with drugs or vaccines, opening up the possibility of preventing or treating an infection that sickens thousands of babies and elderly people every year.

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Inequalities in Malaria Research Funding in Sub-Saharan Africa

A quarter of countries in sub-Saharan Africa receive very little funding for research into malaria despite having high malaria-related death rates, according to a new study led by the University of Southampton

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Protect Your Pet From Canine Influenza

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At the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM),veterinarians are working to educate pet parents about the recent outbreak of canine influenza in Georgia and Florida that could affect your dog.

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Influenza Virus Can Overcome Potentially Crippling Mutations

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shown that for the virus that causes the flu, two wrongs can sometimes make a right.

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Pregnancy Problems Not Necessarily Tied to Zika Viral Load or Dengue Fever

Zika viral load and the degree of Zika symptoms during pregnancy are not necessarily associated with problems during pregnancy or fetal abnormalities at birth. The presence of antibodies to previously acquired dengue fever also is not necessarily linked to abnormalities during pregnancy or at birth.







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