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Article ID: 719086

UChicago-led effort receives Grand Challenges Grant for research developing universal influenza vaccine

University of Chicago Medical Center

Patrick Wilson, PhD, professor of medicine and rheumatology at the University of Chicago, and a group of researchers from three other institutions have received aGrand Challenge for Universal Influenza Vaccine Development grant – a $12 million initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Flu Lab.

17-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT



Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Vaccines, Influenza



5-Sep-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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    28-Aug-2019 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 718133

Probiotic Use Can Lead to Major Economic and Health Savings Related to Flu-like Illnesses

UC Davis Health

General probiotic use in the U.S. could save the health care payer and the economy around $1.4 billion in medical bills and lost productivity due to acute respiratory tract infections (RTIs), a new study found. The researchers developed an economic model to estimate the cost savings by simulating a population representative of the national demographics. The savings included the cost of averted antibiotic prescriptions, RTI episodes and sick days causing productivity loss.

27-Aug-2019 11:55 PM EDT
Newswise: Study: Increase in Employment Shows Strong Correlation to Spread of Influenza

Article ID: 717636

Study: Increase in Employment Shows Strong Correlation to Spread of Influenza

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Higher employment rates cause an increase in flu incidence, according to a new study.

19-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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    12-Aug-2019 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 717288

Ohio State’s Efforts to Develop New Flu Vaccines Starts at County Fairs

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

For researchers with The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the work to identify new flu strains and increase the effectiveness of the flu vaccine begins in an unlikely place – pig barns at state and county fairs nationwide.

9-Aug-2019 3:50 PM EDT
Newswise: New Tool Uses Swine Respiratory Cells to Study Influenza Viruses

Article ID: 716844

New Tool Uses Swine Respiratory Cells to Study Influenza Viruses

South Dakota State University

Scientists can use cell cultures from the tissues of swine nasal passages, tracheas and lungs to study influenza viruses that infect swine and humans. The outcomes are closer to what's happening inside the animal.

1-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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    10-Jul-2019 12:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 715476

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.

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.

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.

30-May-2019 9:50 AM EDT

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