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    10-Jul-2019 12:15 AM EDT

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Flu Fact Sheet for Parents Increases Vaccination Rate in Children

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Parents given a handout with flu facts at their pediatrician’s office were significantly more likely to get their kids vaccinated before the end of flu season, Columbia pediatricians have found.

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9-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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    13-Jun-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 714170

Deadly tick-borne virus cured with experimental flu drug, in mice

Washington University in St. Louis

An investigational flu drug cures mice infected with the rare but deadly Bourbon virus, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings potentially could lead to a treatment.

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10-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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    3-Jun-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 713664

Stalk antibodies provide flu protection in humans

University of Michigan

A universal flu vaccine that could prevent a potential influenza pandemic has been a holy grail for epidemiologists around the world ever since the first flu vaccines were developed in 1938.

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30-May-2019 9:50 AM EDT
Newswise: National Geographic's THE HOT ZONE shows biosecurity's importance

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National Geographic's THE HOT ZONE shows biosecurity's importance

Kansas State University

Ron Trewyn, Kansas State University NBAF liaison, writes to encourage people to watch THE HOT ZONE, a National Geographic limited series inspired by two Kansas State University veterinarians and leaders and their work during the 1989 Ebola-related outbreak in Virginia.

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23-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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    20-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 713132

New Single Vaccination Approach to Killer Diseases

University of Adelaide

Scientists from the University of Adelaide’s Research Centre for Infectious Diseases have developed a single vaccination approach to simultaneously combat influenza and pneumococcal infections, the world’s most deadly respiratory diseases.

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20-May-2019 4:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712764

Catch a Virus by Its Tail

Harvard Medical School

Research uncovers key mechanism that allows some of the deadliest human RNA viruses to orchestrate the precise copying of the individual pieces of their viral genome and replicate. Research reveals that the tail end of a virus’s RNA plays a key role in ensuring each segment of the viral genome is copied in the correct amount. Experiments show the viral replication machinery latches onto the 5' end of the virus’s RNA strand, a move that activates the enzyme to start copying at the opposite end of a specific segment. The findings identify new targets to inhibit viral replication and may inform the development of a novel class of antiviral drugs.

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13-May-2019 10:40 AM EDT
Newswise: Major Grant Fuels Hunt for Universal Flu Vaccine

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Major Grant Fuels Hunt for Universal Flu Vaccine

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Funds from the National Institutes of Health will accelerate the chase for one of medicine’s most elusive goals: a universal influenza vaccine.

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2-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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