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Flu Forecasters Predict This Year’s Season to Peak Early

By Christina Reed | January 23, 2018

Influenza cases normally top out in February. This year brought an early start and an early peak, but how long flu season will remain is uncertain. 


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Antiviral Immunotherapy Comes of Age

By Lucas Laursen | December 4, 2017

T-cell therapies are not just for cancer. Researchers are also advancing immunotherapy methods to protect bone marrow transplant patients from viral infections. 


From analyses of surface protein evolution to tweets on social media, scientists are gathering all the data they can to accurately predict influenza dynamics.


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GM Mosquitoes Closer to Release in U.S.

By Abby Olena | October 13, 2017

The EPA is now in charge of regulating the use of Oxitec’s strain of Aedes aegypti, genetically engineered to reduce populations of the insects.


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The Search for Persisters

By Amanda B. Keener | August 11, 2015

Lyme disease–causing bacteria can outmaneuver antibiotics in vitro and manipulate the mouse immune system.


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Funding Research in Africa

By Paula Park | November 12, 2014

The ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa is drawing more money to study the virus, but what about funding for African science in general?


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Bacteriophage Boom?

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 29, 2014

Researchers are putting a fresh crop of phage-based products to agricultural and medical use, on farms and in early-stage clinical trials.


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Persistent Pertussis

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 17, 2014

An altered vaccine and parents opting-out of inoculations have contributed to ongoing outbreaks across the U.S.


image: Tracing a Virus’s Past to Predict its Future

Tracing a Virus’s Past to Predict its Future

By Karen Elkins | June 26, 2014

As chikungunya spreads across the Caribbean, researchers work to determine the virus’s next steps and understand its evolving partnership with mosquitoes.


image: To Finish Off Polio

To Finish Off Polio

By Ashley P. Taylor | June 17, 2014

Along with vaccination, antiviral drugs could play a key role in the eradication of poliovirus, but it’s unclear whether today’s candidate therapies will withstand the challenges of the clinic.


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