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How Bad Will the Flu Season Get? Forecasters Are Competing to Figure it Out
Christina Reed | Nov 28, 2017
From analyses of surface protein evolution to tweets on social media, scientists are gathering all the data they can to accurately predict influenza dynamics.
Molecular Fingerprint Predicts Flu Shot Response
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 4, 2016
A gene-expression signature correlates with a person’s likelihood of experiencing adverse events after receiving a seasonal flu vaccine, scientists show.
When the Flu Vax Fails
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2015
The status of a person’s immune system can predict when a seasonal flu vaccination will not provide sufficient protection, according to a study.
Toward a Universal Flu Vax
Jef Akst | Oct 27, 2015
Adding an adjuvant to stimulate both innate and adaptive immunity, researchers boost the effectiveness of an influenza A vaccine in mice.
Bird Flu Maps
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 19, 2014
Researchers map regions in Asia with the highest risk for transmission of H7N9.
Researchers Question Tamiflu Review
Tracy Vence | Apr 23, 2014
Critics claim updated analysis of antiviral medication was statistically weak and based on unreliable randomized clinical trial data.
New Bird Flu Threat?
Abby Olena | Feb 4, 2014
Chinese officials report the first two human cases of H10N8 avian influenza, one of which is linked to the death of a 73-year-old woman.
Flu Vaccine-Narcolepsy Link Explained?
Jef Akst | Dec 20, 2013
A new study sheds light on why those who received GlaxoSmithKline’s flu vaccine were at an increased risk of developing the sleep disorder.
Opinion: The Fatality Burden
Lynn Klotz and Edward Sylvester | Dec 17, 2013
Some gain-of-function influenza research poses a significant public health threat and should be banned.
Reliable Flu Forecaster
Jef Akst | Dec 5, 2013
A model that tracked last winter’s flu season could accurately predict peak outbreaks across the United States.