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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.
Publish H5N1 Papers, Says US Gov’t
Jef Akst | Apr 23, 2012
The NIH agrees with the government advisory board’s recommendation to publish both controversial bird flu studies in full.
White House Weighs in on H5N1
Jef Akst | Apr 18, 2012
Science adviser John Holdren speaks out about how the Presidential Administration is handling the controversial research that rendered avian flu transmissible between ferrets.