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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.
Neutrophils Lead, T Cells Follow
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 3, 2015
When influenza invades the mouse respiratory tract, neutrophils guide the subsequent T-cell attack on infected tissue, scientists show.
Hope for Universal Flu Vax?
Jef Akst | Aug 26, 2015
Two studies point to the possibility that a single vaccine could protect against every strain of flu virus.
On the Flu Vax–Narcolepsy Link
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 1, 2015
Researchers identify a peptide present in the swine-flu vaccine linked to narcolepsy that may be responsible for the sleep disorder.
Tamiflu Reviewed Again
Kerry Grens | Jan 30, 2015
The controversial antiviral drug earns better marks in the most recent analysis of the evidence.
Bird Flu in North America
Tracy Vence | Jan 27, 2015
Farmers detect H5N8 in a commercial turkey flock in California, while Canadian officials document the first known human importation of H7N9 to the country.
Mutated Flu May Dodge Vaccine Protection
Molly Sharlach | Dec 8, 2014
About half of the H3N2 influenza samples tested in the United States encode altered antigens from the strain used to produce this year’s vaccine.
Moratorium on Gain-of-Function Research
Jef Akst | Oct 21, 2014
In the wake of a handful of biosafety lapses at federal research facilities, the US government is temporarily halting funding for new studies aiming to give novel functions to influenza, SARS, and MERS viruses.
Anatomy of a Virus
Molly Sharlach | Sep 16, 2014
A mass spectrometry-based analysis of influenza virions provides a detailed view of their composition.
CDC Lab Resumes After Safety Lapses
Kerry Grens | Jul 25, 2014
A high-security tuberculosis lab at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may return to transferring hazardous materials.