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    14-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700429

Flu Vaccination Rates in Clinics Drop as Day Progresses, but Computerized Nudges Help Give Them a Boost, Penn Study Finds

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

– Primary care clinics experienced a significant decline in influenza vaccinations as the day progressed, researchers from Penn Medicine report in a new study published in JAMA Open Network. However, “nudging” clinical staff to order vaccines using a behavioral economics technique known as “active choice” may help curb some of that drop off, the study suggests. The study is the first to show how clinic appointment times can influence influenza vaccination rates.

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12-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700532

Flu Season: What You Need to Know

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Infectious disease experts at Rutgers University explain this year’s flu season and how you can stay healthy

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13-Sep-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700139

Synthetic DNA Vaccine Effective Against Influenza A Virus Subtype That Is Responsible for More Severe Influenza Seasons

Wistar Institute

Wistar scientists have engineered a synthetic DNA vaccine shown to produce broad immune responses against these H3N2 viruses.

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6-Sep-2018 1:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700087

Single-Dose Drug Can Shorten Flu Symptoms By About a Day, Studies Suggest

University of Virginia Health System

A single dose of a new influenza drug can significantly shorten the duration of the illness in teens and adults, according to a study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.

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6-Sep-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699793

The Medical Minute: Immunization the Best Defense Against Measles

Penn State Health

High fever. Cough. Runny nose. Red, watery eyes. It may not be the flu. It could be measles.

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30-Aug-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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    28-Aug-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 699529

Immune System Prioritizes Distinct Immune Responses in Infants with Flu

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

The immune system appears to put a premium on maintaining lung function in infants infected with the influenza virus by mounting a rapid response to repair damaged cells, according to research led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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24-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699036

U of M Researchers Decode the Spanish Flu, Advance in Microbial ‘Arms Race’

University of Manitoba

The 1918 “Spanish Flu” was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, killing 50-100 million people.

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21-Aug-2018 12:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698417

Ebola Virus - Subject Matter Experts

Georgetown University Medical Center

WASHINGTON — Georgetown University professors offer expertise for journalists seeking interviews in a variety of subjects related to Ebola. Topics include infectious disease control and treatment, vaccine development, clinical trials, global health security, and international health regulations. To schedule an interview, please contact Karen Teber at km463@georgetown.

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1-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 697521

Why Men Might Recover From Flu Faster Than Women

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Men may recover more quickly from influenza infections because they produce more of a key lung-healing protein, a study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.

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17-Jul-2018 10:20 AM EDT
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    28-Jun-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 696519

How the Flu Virus Builds a Better Mousetrap

Tufts University

For the first time, scientists have directly visualized real-time structural changes in the surface protein of the influenza virus that may help the virus fuse with and enter target cells before hijacking them. Single molecules of the protein were found to stretch toward target cells, then refold and try again 5 to 10 times per second. The discovery may help develop more effective vaccines and better understand other viruses, including Ebola, HIV, and SARS.

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22-Jun-2018 9:05 AM EDT

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