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Preventing Autoimmune Disease After a Viral Infection

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Using an influenza infection model in mice, researchers find a particular population of immune cells develops during the later stages of the immune response to the influenza. These cells, called T follicular regulatory cells, prevent the generation of self-reactive antibody responses.

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Researchers Identify Protein That Could Reduce Death, Improve Symptoms In Influenza and Other Infectious Diseases

A new study by researchers has identified an innovative strategy for treating influenza, and perhaps other infectious diseases as well. Scientists showed that a small protein called retrocyclin-101 (RC-101) could potentially improve the symptoms and mortality associated with the flu and possibly other types of infectious illness as well.

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The Medical Minute: Flu Season Sneaking Up on Us

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Each year, the flu season is a bit of a guessing game. While much is left to chance, some things can be done to plan for and prevent influenza, which is responsible for thousands of deaths each year nationwide.

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Novel Vaccine for Ebola and other Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses

A collaboration among research institutions, private industry, and the US Government will develop a tetravalent vaccine to protect against four viruses that can be fatal

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Antibody Protects Against Zika and Dengue, Mouse Study Shows

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The same countries hard hit by Zika virus – which can cause brain damage in babies infected before birth – are also home to dengue virus. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis researchers report that they have found an antibody that protects against both viruses. These findings, in mice, could be a step towards an antibody-based preventative drug to protect fetuses from brain damage, while also protecting their mothers from both Zika and dengue disease.

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Cells Programmed Like Computers to Fight Disease

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Cells can be programmed like a computer to fight cancer, influenza, and other serious conditions – thanks to a breakthrough in synthetic biology by the University of Warwick.

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UF Researchers to Use $2.7 Million Grant to Help Stop Influenza

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Researchers will use the NIH grant to study whether they can harness an unusual type of immune cell in pigs to treat and prevent influenza viruses in animals and humans.

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Flu Vaccine Rates in Children May Drop When the Nasal Spray Vaccine Is Unavailable

Influenza vaccination rates in children may have decreased for the 2016-2017 influenza season because of a recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that the nasal spray version of the vaccine not be used, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

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ASU Biodesign Scientists Develop Improved, Potentially Safer Zika Vaccine

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ASU Biodesign Institute scientist Qiang “Shawn” Chen has led his research team to develop the world’s first plant-based Zika vaccine that could be more potent, safer and cheaper to produce than any other efforts to date.

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Two Innovative Methods Could Help to Predict Flu Outbreaks and Prevent the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance

Researchers have discovered new methods that could improve treatment for infectious diseases by enabling earlier detection of influenza outbreaks and curtailing inappropriate antibiotic usage. The findings were presented today at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in San Diego.







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