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Using “Big Data” to Combat Influenza

Team of scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute among those who combined large genomic and proteomic datasets to identify novel host targets to treat flu

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Less Than Half of U.S. Hospitals Require Flu Shots for Staff, Study Suggests -- Despite Risk to Patients

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Within weeks, flu will start spreading. Multiple national recommendations urge all healthcare workers to get the influenza vaccination, to reduce the chances they will pass the virus on to their patients. But a new study finds that more than half of hospitals still don’t require this.

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New Vaccine Strategy Better Protects High-Risk Cancer Patients From Flu

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Yale Cancer Center researchers have developed a vaccine strategy that reduces the risk of flu infections in cancer patients at highest risk for influenza. The findings were presented Dec. 6 at the 57th annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology in Orlando, Florida.

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Vitamin D Does Not Reduce Colds in Asthma Patients

Vitamin D supplements do not reduce the number or severity of colds in asthma patients, according to a new study published online ahead of print publication in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

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Maglab Research Paves Way for Flu Treatments

Led by Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Tim Cross and his team at the Florida State University-based National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, scientists delved into the complexities of exactly how the flu virus works and why it’s so effective at making people so sick. With a better understanding of how it works, researchers will now be able to turn their attention to creating more effective prescription drugs to fight the flu.

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Say “Boo!” to the Flu by Getting Vaccinated Before Halloween

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Get your flu shot in October for best shot at protection and here's why, says Jorge Parada, MD, infectious disease, Loyola University Health System. Parada explains how the flu serum is formulated and why 2014 was a bad year for the flu.

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Study Finds Significant Decrease in Hospitalization of Older Nursing Home Residents with High Dose Influenza Vaccine

Researchers found that flu immunizations with four times the strength of standard flu shots significantly reduced the risk of being hospitalized during the influenza season. The group that received the high dose vaccine had a 19.7 percent hospital admission rate versus 20.9 percent in admission for those who received the standard dose vaccine. The findings were presented as a late breaking research presentation on Oct. 10 at the Infectious Diseases Society of America meeting in San Diego.

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Flu Infection Reveals Many Paths to Immune Response

A study of influenza infection in animals broadens understanding of the immune response to flu virus, showing that the process is more dynamic than usually described. The findings may offer key insights for developing better vaccines.

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The Medical Minute: This Year’s Flu Vaccine Expected to Be a ‘Good Match’

Every year at this time, we hear it's time to get the flu shot. After last year's vaccine missed the mark, how does the Center for Disease Control regain the public's confidence that their predictions will hold up this year? With the facts.

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Possible Contributor to the Virulence of the 1918 Flu Pandemic Discovered

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UAB researchers have discovered a novel mechanism for one 1918 flu virus protein that may help explain the virulence of that unusually deadly pandemic. That outbreak killed 50 million to 100 million people.







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