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Flu Vaccine Could Get a Much-Needed Boost

More than 700,000 Americans were hospitalized due to illnesses associated with the seasonal flu during the 2014–15 flu season, according to federal estimates. A radical new approach to vaccine development at UCLA may help lower that figure for future flu seasons.

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Schistosoma Vaccine to Enter Phase Ib Clinical Trial

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, in collaboration with a team of researchers at the George Washington University and the René Rachou Institute, have received funding from the National Institutes of Health for a Phase Ib clinical trial for a Schistosomiasis vaccine in an endemic area of Brazil.

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The Wistar Institute Awarded More Than $1.4 Million to Create a Malaria Vaccine Through Synthetic DNA-Based Technology

Wistar is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $1,494,972 grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance a DNA-based vaccine candidate for protection against malarial infection utilizing a synthetic DNA platform created in the lab of David B. Weiner, Ph.D., executive vice president, director of the Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center at The Wistar Institute and the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Professor in Cancer Research.

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Flu Season: How to Stay Healthy

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A Rutgers medical expert explains why this year’s flu season is so fierce and how you can protect yourself

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Influenza Expert: “Despite What You’ve Heard, It’s Still a Good Idea to Get Your Flu Shot”

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Previous Influenza Virus Exposures Enhance Susceptibility in Another Influenza Pandemic

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New data analysis suggests that people born at the time of the 1957 H2N2 or Asian Flu pandemic were at a higher risk of dying during the 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic as well as the resurgent H1N1 outbreak in 2013-2014. And it is not the first time this has happened.

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Early Testing for Influenza Symptoms Critical This Flu Season

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TSRI Scientists Discover Workings of First Promising Marburg Virus Treatment

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Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered the workings of the first promising treatment for Marburg virus, a pathogen with the same pandemic potential as Ebola virus.

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Flu Expert: More Than Half of the Country is Seeing a Spike in Flu Cases Due to Rapidly Evolving H3 Strains

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Cedars-Sinai Epidemiologist Discusses Best Ways to Stay Healthy as Flu Season Peaks

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Influenza is a serious illness that sometimes can result in death. Jonathan Grein, MD, Cedars-Sinai medical director of Hospital Epidemiology, is available to discuss ways to keep healthy as flu activity surges dramatically.







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