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Phage capsid against influenza: Perfectly fitting inhibitor prevents viral infection
Hope of new therapeutic options for suppressing seasonal influenza and avian flu: On the basis of an empty -- and therefore non-infectious -- shell of a phage virus, researchers from Berlin have developed a chemically modified phage capsid that ''stifles'' influenza viruses. (2020-03-30)
COVID-19 linked to cardiac injury, worse outcomes for patients with heart conditions
COVID-19 can have fatal consequences for people with underlying cardiovascular disease and cause cardiac injury even in patients without underlying heart conditions, according to a review published today in JAMA Cardiology by experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (2020-03-27)
An acute respiratory infection runs into the most common noncommunicable epidemic -- COVID-19 and cardiovascular diseases
Emerging as an acute infectious disease, COVID-19 may be- come a chronic epidemic similar to influenza because of genetic re- combination. (2020-03-25)
Coronavirus massive simulations completed on Frontera supercomputer
Coronavirus envelope all-atom computer model being developed by Amaro Lab of UC San Diego on NSF-funded Frontera supercomputer of TACC at UT Austin. (2020-03-24)
Portable AI device turns coughing sounds into health data for flu and pandemic forecasting
University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers have invented a portable surveillance device powered by machine learning - called FluSense - which can detect coughing and crowd size in real time, then analyze the data to directly monitor flu-like illnesses and influenza trends. (2020-03-19)
COVID-19 response and communications must be directed by public health officials
In the United States today, healthcare providers seem appropriately confused about present and future issues concerning coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). (2020-03-19)
COVID-19: The immune system can fight back
Researchers at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute) were able to test blood samples at four different time points in an otherwise healthy woman in her 40s, who presented with COVID-19 and had mild-to-moderate symptoms requiring hospital admission. (2020-03-17)
Novel high-density microarray patch (HD-MAP) can deliver vaccines directly to the skin
Vaxxas announced the publication in the journal PLoS Medicine of groundbreaking clinical research indicating the broad immunological and commercial potential of Vaxxas' novel high-density microarray patch (HD-MAP). (2020-03-17)
'Stealth transmission' fuels fast spread of coronavirus outbreak
Undetected cases, many of which were likely not severely symptomatic, were largely responsible for the rapid spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in China, according to new research by scientists at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. (2020-03-16)
Coronavirus treatment and risk to breastfeeding women
Little data is available about the ability of antiviral drugs used to treat COVID-19, coronavirus, to enter breastmilk, let alone the potential adverse effects on breastfeeding infants. (2020-03-04)
Obesity promotes virulence of influenza
Obesity promotes the virulence of the influenza virus, according to a study conducted in mice published in mBio, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. (2020-03-03)
Influenza: combating bacterial superinfection with the help of the microbiota
Frenc researchers and from Brazilian (Belo Horizonte), Scottish (Glasgow) and Danish (Copenhagen) laboratories have shown for the first time in mice that perturbation of the gut microbiota caused by the influenza virus favours secondary bacterial superinfection. (2020-03-03)
Researchers analyze influenza epidemiologic supervision and children cases in Catalonia
Two studies led by the UB analyzed several aspects involved in the detection of the influenza: the utility of the definition of the illness considering clinical manifestation and complementarity of supervision systems based on severe ambulatory cases that require hospitalization in Catalonia. (2020-02-24)
Recent research points the way toward a practical nutraceutical strategy for coping with RNA virus infections including influenza and coronavirus
In a compelling article in Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, published by Elsevier, Mark McCarty of the Catalytic Longevity Foundation, San Diego, CA, USA, and James DiNicolantonio, PharmD, a cardiovascular research scientist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO, USA, propose that certain nutraceuticals may help provide relief to people infected with encapsulated RNA viruses such as influenza and coronavirus. (2020-02-24)
New pathogenic mechanism for influenza NS1 protein found
Researchers report the biological effects of influenza protein NS1 binding to RIG-I -- the binding directly quiets the alarm that activates the cellular innate immunity defense against the infection. (2020-02-14)
Fake news makes disease outbreaks worse, research shows
The rise of fake news could be making disease outbreaks worse -- according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). (2020-02-13)
New tool monitors real time mutations in flu
A Rutgers-led team has developed a tool to monitor influenza A virus mutations in real time, which could help virologists learn how to stop viruses from replicating. (2020-02-06)
Chemists unveil the structure of an influenza B protein
MIT chemists have discovered the structure of an influenza B protein called BM2, a finding that could help researchers design drugs that block the protein and help prevent the virus from spreading. (2020-02-03)
First childhood flu helps explain why virus hits some people harder than others
Why are some people better able to fight off the flu than others? (2020-02-03)
Institut Pasteur sequences the whole genome of the Wuhan coronavirus, 2019-nCoV
On January 24, 2020, the French Ministry of Health confirmed the first three cases of patients affected by the Wuhan coronavirus. (2020-01-31)
New research establishes how first exposure to flu virus sets on our immunity for life
The first type of influenza virus we are exposed to in early childhood dictates our ability to fight the flu for the rest of our lives, according to a new study from a team of infectious disease researchers at McMaster University and Université de Montréal. (2020-01-30)
Infectious disease experts warn of outbreak risks in US border detention centers
Over the past year, at least seven children have died from diseases including influenza while being detained by the US Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency. (2020-01-29)
Full influenza vaccination among children cuts hospitalization in half
Fully vaccinating children reduces the risk of hospitalization associated with influenza by 54%, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan, the Clalit Research Institute, and Ben-Gurion University in Israel. (2020-01-22)
Antiviral compound offers hope against deadly flu
A study in mice finds that a compound modeled on a protein found in bananas safely protects against multiple strains of the influenza virus, Ebola and coronaviruses. (2020-01-21)
Influenza vaccination of children cuts hospitalization in half: Ben-Gurion U. researchers
The findings reveal that the flu vaccine reduced hospitalizations associated with the flu by more than half. (2020-01-21)
The Lancet Digital Health: Real-time flu prediction may be possible using wearable heart rate and sleep tracking devices
The research, published in The Lancet Digital Health journal, demonstrates the potential of data from wearable devices to improve surveillance of infectious disease. (2020-01-16)
Egg-based flu vaccines: Not all they're cracked up to be?
Flu season is underway in the Northern Hemisphere, sickening millions of people and in rare cases, causing hospitalization or death. (2020-01-08)
Penn study paves way for new vaccines to protect infants against infections
A new Penn Medicine study puts researchers within closer reach of vaccines that can protect infants against infections by overcoming a mother's antibodies, which are known to shut down immune defenses initiated by conventional vaccines. (2020-01-08)
Can the flu shot help fight cancer?
Physicians and scientists at Rush University Medical Center have found that injecting tumors with influenza vaccines, including some FDA-approved seasonal flu shots, turns cold tumors to hot, a discovery that could lead to an immunotherapy to treat cancer. (2020-01-07)
Researchers develop universal flu vaccine that protects against 6 influenza viruses in mice
A novel nanoparticle vaccine that combines two major influenza proteins is effective in providing broad, long-lasting protection against influenza virus in mice, showing promise as a universal flu vaccine, according to a study by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University. (2020-01-07)
Why your first battle with flu matters most
Analyzing public health records from Arizona to study how different strains of the flu virus affect people of different ages, researchers found that the first strain we encounter during childhood sets the course of how our immune system responds to exposures later in life. (2019-12-19)
Climate change could make RSV respiratory infection outbreaks less severe, more common
Princeton University-led researchers studied annual outbreaks of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in one of the first examinations of how climate change could affect diseases transmitted directly from person to person. (2019-12-16)
Cold infections may be less frequent in people with the flu
People were less likely to catch either influenza or a common cold-causing rhinovirus if they were already infected with the other virus, a new study by scientists from the Medical Research Council-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research has found. (2019-12-16)
Child care centers rarely require flu vaccination for children or their caregivers
Influenza can be especially dangerous for children, who are at greater risk for serious complications from the illness, including hospitalization and even death. (2019-12-12)
What blocks bird flu in human cells?
Normally, bird flu viruses do not spread easily from person to person. (2019-12-10)
Virtual reality could help flu vaccination rates
Using a virtual reality simulation to show how flu spreads and its impact on others could be a way to encourage more people to get a flu vaccination, according to a study by researchers at the University of Georgia and the Oak Ridge Associated Universities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. (2019-12-03)
New flu drug drives drug resistance in influenza viruses
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers examined the effects of baloxavir treatment on influenza virus samples collected from patients before and after treatment. (2019-11-25)
Structurally designed DNA star creates ultra-sensitive test for dengue virus
By folding snippets of DNA into the shape of a five-pointed star using structural DNA nanotechnology, researchers have created a trap that captures Dengue virus as it floats in the bloodstream. (2019-11-25)
Ketogenic diet helps tame flu virus
A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet like the Keto regimen has its fans, but influenza apparently isn't one of them. (2019-11-15)
By targeting flu-enabling protein, antibody may protect against wide-ranging strains
A nationwide team of researchers has found an antibody that protects mice against a wide range of potentially lethal influenza viruses, advancing efforts to design of a universal vaccine that could either treat or protect people against all strains of the virus. (2019-10-25)
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