Frog slime kills flu virus
Emory University

A component of the skin mucus secreted by South Indian frogs can kill the H1 variety of influenza viruses, researchers from Emory Vaccine Center and t..Read More

Industry and Occupation Affect Flu Vaccination Coverage

Not surprisingly, healthcare workers are almost twice as likely to get flu vaccines as those in other occupations. However, fewer than 30 percent of w..Read More

UW-Madison Study: H1N1 More Dangerous Than Suspected
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin — A new, highly detailed study of the H1N1 flu virus shows that the pathogen is more virulent than previously thought.   Writing in..Read More

McArdle Cancer Symposium Honors Howard Temin
University of Wisconsin

Two Nobel Laureates came to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in June 2009 to participate in the second annual McArdle ..Read More

Could Ancient Virus Genes Help Fight Modern AIDS?
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - Almost 30 years into the AIDS epidemic, scientists have yet to find an effective vaccine against HIV, the virus that destroys the..Read More

Wisconsin Cold-Symptom Survey Used in Research Worldwide
University of Wisconsin

Shelves in drug, discount and grocery stores are filled with dozens of products designed to fight the symptoms of the most prevalent human illness: th..Read More

Student Profiles
University of Oxford

The Graduate Studies Committee awards prizes each year to current or recently graduated students of NDM supervisors on the basis of their publication ..Read More

Reassortment in the influenza virus
University of Cambridge

Each year millions of people worldwide are infected with the influenza virus. New research conducted by Chris Illingworth in the Department of Genetic..Read More

Viral escape hatch could be treatment target for hepatitis E
Princeton University

The technique that the hepatitis E virus — an emerging liver virus historically found in developing countries but now on the rise in Europe — uses to ..Read More

The NHS is not in crisis – here’s why.
University of Oxford

Long waits, job losses and problems with bed-blocking are a systemic problem for the NHS that seemingly won’t go away. But all is not lost, according ..Read More

Distraction Techniques Can Soothe Shot Anxiety During This Year’s Flu Season
Nationwide Children's Hospital

A typical visit to the pediatrician when it is time for a child to get a shot can include tears, tantrums and might not seem worth the trouble. But wi..Read More

New survey shows only half of people plan to get flu shots this year
University of Georgia

Americans are split on getting an annual flu shot, with four out of 10 having done so in the past year and around half saying they had already receive..Read More

Schools remain a potential hotspot for measles transmission, even in the vaccine era
Princeton University

Measles, one of the world's most contagious diseases, can spread more quickly in schools than previously thought, according to Princeton University-le..Read More

Childhood infections provide lifelong protection against flu viruses that come from animals

Scientists from UCLA and the University of Arizona analyzed data from all known human cases of two types of avian influenza — more than 1,400 people i..Read More

Distraction Techniques Can Soothe Shot Anxiety
Nationwide Children's Hospital

A typical visit to the pediatrician when it is time for a child to get a shot can include tears, tantrums and might not seem worth the trouble. But wi..Read More

Anti-inflammatory drugs could help treat symptoms of depression, study suggests
University of Cambridge

Researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge led a team that analysed data from 20 clinical trials involving the use of anti-cytokine dr..Read More

Anti-inflammatory drugs could help treat symptoms of depression, study suggests
Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre

Researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge led a team that analysed data from 20 clinical trials involving the use of anti-cytokine dr..Read More

Teens who feel 'too fat' light up cigarettes to slim down
Cornell University

Many doctors and public health experts assume that people smoke cigarettes simply because they’re addicted to the nicotine. But a Cornell researcher a..Read More

UCLA faculty voice: We can make medicine affordable

Dr. Jonathan Fielding is distinguished professor of public health and pediatrics at UCLA. This op-ed appeared in U.S. News and World Report. Whenever ..Read More

Penn Researcher Becomes President of American College of Epidemiology
University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA - Harold I. Feldman, MD, MSCE, FACE, the George S. Pepper Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, chair of the department of ..Read More

Experts provide insight into the spread and prevention of infectious diseases
Imperial College London

Professor Fidler speaking at the third AHSC seminar Speakers at a new seminar series have been discussing the use of models to predict the spread of i..Read More

Swine flu jab harmless to unborn babies | News | News | Karolinska Institutet
Karolinska Institutet

The swine flu vaccine, when administered to pregnant women, caused neither fetal injury nor infant death, writes Karolinska Institutet professor Johan..Read More

UCSF to Offer Free Flu Shots as Influenza Season Nears
UCSF School Of Medicine

UC San Francisco will be holding free drop-in flu shot clinics for its employees, students and volunteers starting Monday, Sept. 19. The free clinics,..Read More

Interferon shows promise as flu therapy
Medical Research Council

A molecule the body produces naturally in response to virus infection could be a viable flu treatment in the future, suggest researchers at the Franci..Read More

In Memoriam: Donald Ainslie Henderson, 1928–2016
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Donald Ainslie Henderson, MD, MPH ’60, a leader of the international effort to eradicate smallpox – considered one of public health’s greatest success..Read More

Mouse Study Points Way to Shut Down Harmful Immune Response in Lupus
Duke Medicine News

DURHAM, N.C. – Molecules that scavenge debris from dying cells appear to halt the cycle of chronic inflammation in lupus, while also enhancing the bod..Read More

Research surge continues: UGA’s external funding jumps 14 percent in one year
University of Georgia

Athens, Ga. - A key indicator of research productivity at the University of Georgia has surged for a second consecutive year to reach a record level. ..Read More

Intranasal Flu Vaccine Produces Long-Lasting Immune Response in Mice
Columbia University Medical Center

  NEW YORK, NY, July 18, 2016—Intranasal flu vaccines may be able to provide long-lasting protection against pandemic flu strains, according to a new ..Read More

Global Health 101: Control, Eradication, and Elimination, What’s the Difference?
University of Pennsylvania

“Peace,” taken by Perelman School of Medicine student Michael Chua during a health outreach trip with the Philippines’ Research Institute of Tropical ..Read More

Mount Sinai Researchers Approaching Universal Treatment for All Strains of Influenza
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered a novel component of the influenza virus that may be the key to disabling the virus’s ab..Read More

Mount Sinai Researchers Discover Bone Marrow Plays Critical Role in Enhancing Immune Response to Viruses
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine for the first time have determined that bone marrow cells play a critical role in fighting respiratory v..Read More

Mount Sinai Researchers Move Closer to a Universal Influenza Vaccine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have developed a new influenza vaccine that brings science one step closer to a universal influenza vacc..Read More

Study: Receptor suppresses the immune response in order to save it
Yale News

When viruses enter the body, they activate receptors on the surface of cells that allow viruses to invade those cells. A Yale-led team has found that ..Read More

Researchers Discover the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic Originated in Mexico
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

The 2009 swine H1N1 flu pandemic — responsible for more than 17,000 deaths worldwide — originated in pigs from a very small region in central Mexico, ..Read More

Curtin Medal recognises Institute director’s contributions to medical research
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Professor Doug Hilton has been awarded The Curtin Medal for Excellence in Medical Research. The award from The John Curtin School of Medical Research ..Read More

Victorian Young Achiever Award recognises immunology successes
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Dr Julia Marchingo has been awarded the 2016 Victorian Young Achievers University of Melbourne Science and Technology Award The award, announced last ..Read More

Researchers Discover Potential Treatment For Sepsis And Other Uncontrollable Responses To Infection
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai say that tiny doses of a cancer drug may stop the raging, uncontrollable immune response to..Read More

New nanoparticle technology to decipher structure and function of membrane proteins
Karolinska Institutet

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a nanoparticle technology that can be used to stabilise membrane proteins so that their structure ..Read More

New TSRI Study Shows Path to ‘Dial Down’ Autoimmunity without Compromising Immune Response
The Scripps Research Institute

LA JOLLA, CA – January 18, 2016 – A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) shows how dangerous autoimmune responses, see..Read More

Genetic differences may influence vascular complications of infection
Harvard Medical School

Major infections such as influenza and bacterial sepsis kill millions of people each year, often as the result of dangerous complications that impair ..Read More

Climate Conditions Help Forecast Meningitis Outbreaks
Columbia News

by Michael Shirber, for Astrobiology Magazine Wind and dust conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa can help predict a meningitis epidemic. Determining the r..Read More

Flu virus hijacking tactics revealed by scientists
Imperial College London

Scientists at Imperial College London have discovered how flu viruses 'hijack' cell machinery when they infect the body. The findings, published in th..Read More

Flu is surrounded by misconceptions - a top flu expert debunks the most common
Imperial College London

Winter is the peak season for flu in the UK. Yet despite the virus infecting millions, there are many misconceptions about the illness. Here Professor..Read More

Zika virus: What do we know about it, and how can it be contained?
John Hopkins University

A recent outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil is causing alarm throughout the Americas, with health officials warning Thursday that the disease is "spread..Read More

How Irv Weissman learned to figure things out
Stanford Medicine

Irving Weissman had an unconventional start in science. The son of a hardware store operator and grandson of a fur trader, he learned lifelong lessons..Read More

Biosecurity, Terrorism, and Food Consumption Behavior: Using Experimental Psychology to Analyze Choices Involving Fear
Cornell University Food and Brand Lab

As food safety has become a headline issue, economists have struggled to find practical ways to assess consumer response to future outbreaks. We used ..Read More

Flu Vaccine Shows Promise for Reducing Risk of Influenza-Associated Atrial Fibrillation

Influenza is significantly associated with an increased risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation, which could be reduced through influenza vaccination, a..Read More

The Super Bowl and The Flu

The flu season is heating up just in time for the Super Bowl. That’s not good news for fans of the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers. A new study s..Read More

2009 H1N1 Vaccine Protects Against 1918 Influenza Virus, Alleviating Bioterrorism Concerns

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have determined people who were vaccinated against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus may also be protected a..Read More

Mount Sinai School of Medicine Receives $17 Million from NIH To Study Patterns of Flu Infection

Mount Sinai School of Medicine today announced that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes..Read More