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Fast-spreading mutation helps common flu subtype escape immune response
Strains of a common subtype of influenza virus, H3N2, have almost universally acquired a mutation that effectively blocks antibodies from binding to a key viral protein. (2020-07-10)
Single-cell RNA sequencing outlines the immune landscape of severe COVID-19
A new single-cell RNA sequencing analysis of more than 59,000 cells from three different patient cohorts provides a detailed look at patients' immune responses to severe cases of COVID-19. (2020-07-10)
Contracting COVID-19, lifestyle and social connections may play a role
A new article published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science explores how lifestyle, social, and psychological factors may increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. (2020-07-09)
About half of health care workers positive for COVID-19 by serology have no symptoms
The IVY Research Network has completed initial studies evaluating the epidemiology of COVID-19 in health care workers and patients. (2020-07-09)
CT of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) versus CT of influenza virus pneumonia
An open-access American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) article investigating the differences in CT findings between coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pneumonia and influenza virus pneumonia found that most lesions from COVID-19 were located in the peripheral zone and close to the pleura, whereas influenza virus was more prone to show mucoid impaction and pleural effusion. (2020-07-09)
Self-isolation may increase susceptibility to COVID-19
Previous research points to the effect of social stressors on developing upper respiratory infections, holding clues to COVID-19 risk. (2020-07-08)
Flu in early life determines our susceptibility to future infections
Early infections of influenza A can help predict how the virus will affect people across different ages in the future and could impact the effectiveness of flu vaccines, says a new study published today in eLife. (2020-07-07)
Risk of ischemic stroke in patients with COVID-19 compared with influenza
This observational study compares the rate of ischemic stroke among patients with COVID-19 compared with influenza in two New York hospitals. (2020-07-02)
Estimation of excess deaths from COVID-19 in the US
Weekly changes in U.S. deaths from March 1 through May 30, 2020, due to any cause and deaths due to pneumonia, influenza or COVID-19 are investigated in this observational study. (2020-07-01)
Montana State researcher publishes paper examining COVID-19 spread
The work examines trends in visits to outpatient clinics for influenza-like illnesses in March 2020 as compared to previous years. (2020-06-25)
Study suggests universal flu vaccine may be more challenging than expected
Some common strains of influenza have the potential to mutate to evade broad-acting antibodies that could be elicited by a universal flu vaccine, according to a study led by scientists at Scripps Research. (2020-06-23)
Initial COVID-19 infection rate may be 80 times greater than originally reported
A new study from Penn State estimates that the number of early COVID-19 cases in the U.S. may have been more than 80 times greater and doubled nearly twice as fast as originally believed. (2020-06-22)
Influenza-like illness surveillance reveals spike in undetected COVID-19 cases in March
A surge in flu-like infections in the US in March of 2020 suggests that the likely number of COVID-19 cases was far larger than official estimates, according to a new study of existing surveillance networks for influenza-like infections (ILIs). (2020-06-22)
Viruses can steal our genetic code to create new human-virus genes
Study unveils novel mechanism that allows viruses to produce unexpected proteins. (2020-06-18)
Homeless likelier to go on ventilators for respiratory infections than the non-homeless
During a recent six-year period, homeless people in New York state were more likely to hospitalized and treated with mechanical ventilators for respiratory infections than people who are not homeless. (2020-06-17)
Study finds significant parental hesitancy about routine childhood and influenza vaccines
A national study measuring parental attitudes toward vaccinations found 6.1% were hesitant about routine childhood immunizations while nearly 26% were hesitant about the influenza vaccine. (2020-06-15)
How targeting killer T cells in the lungs could lead to immunity against respiratory viruses
A significant site of damage during COVID-19 infection is the lungs. (2020-06-11)
We're not all equal in the face of the coronavirus
HLA genes, responsible for the adaptive immune system, differ between individuals. (2020-06-10)
Flu vaccine coverage linked to reduced antibiotic prescribing
Researchers at CDDEP, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Maryland School of Medicine assessed the impact of influenza vaccination coverage on state-level antibiotic prescribing rates in the United States between 2010 and 2017. (2020-06-10)
New antivirals for influenza and Zika
Leuven researchers have deployed synthetic amyloids to trigger protein misfolding as a strategy to combat the influenza A and Zika virus. (2020-06-09)
To understand COVID-19, researchers review aging, immune response to viral infections
As clinicians learn about a new disease in real-time, researchers are also investigating what lessons from other respiratory infections could apply to COVID-19. (2020-06-09)
COVID-19 drug development could benefit from approach used against flu
A new study from researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has found that some antivirals are useful for more than helping sick people get better -- they also can prevent thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of virus cases if used in the early stages of infection. (2020-06-02)
When COVID-19 meets flu season
As if the COVID-19 pandemic isn't scary enough, the flu season is not far away. (2020-05-29)
Lungs of deceased COVID-19 patients show distinctive features
In a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), senior author, Steven J. (2020-05-21)
New technology can detect anti-virus antibody in 20 minutes
Researchers have succeeded in detecting anti-avian influenza virus antibody in blood serum within 20 minutes, using a portable analyzer they have developed to conduct rapid on-site bio tests. (2020-05-21)
Researchers may have uncovered the Achilles heel of viruses
A new research study headed by the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University, Denmark, identifies how viruses avoid the body's immune system and cause infections and diseases. (2020-05-20)
COVID-19: UW study reports 'staggering' death rate in US among those infected who show symptoms
New study finds the national rate of death among people infected with the novel coronavirus -- SARS-CoV-2 -- that causes COVID-19 and who show symptoms is 1.3%, the study found. (2020-05-18)
Assessment of deaths from COVID-19, seasonal influenza
Publicly available data were used to analyze the number of deaths from seasonal influenza deaths compared with deaths from COVID-19. (2020-05-14)
COVID-19 may compound the social and economic burdens of Parkinson's disease
Parkinson's disease (PD) is expected to reach over 14 million cases worldwide by 2040. (2020-05-12)
Inactivated vaccine candidate protects macaques from SARS-CoV-2 infection
In mice, rats, and nonhuman primates, a newly developed SARS-CoV-2 virus vaccine candidate induced antibodies that neutralized several different SARS-CoV-2 strains. (2020-05-06)
Lockdown or lockup
Because of wide variation in demographic, case definition, testing and other parameters, comparisons are difficult. (2020-05-05)
New insight on maternal infections and neurodevelopmental disorders
The immune responses of a female mouse before pregnancy can predict how likely her offspring are to have behavioral deficits if the immune system is activated during pregnancy, according to researchers from UC Davis. (2020-05-04)
'Dirty' mice could help make a more effective flu vaccine
Studying mice that have been exposed to other illnesses could help make vaccine development processes more reflective of real-world conditions and lead to better vaccines, according to a new study. (2020-04-27)
Researchers' method holds promise for brain study, better tests for viruses
University of Texas at Dallas researchers have developed a promising method for remotely stimulating activity in deep brain regions, advancing understanding of how molecules act in the brain and paving the way for better cancer treatments and therapies for other diseases. (2020-04-27)
Dietary supplements an important weapon for fighting off COVID-19
Supplements containing vitamins C and D and other micronutrients, sometimes in amounts exceeding the federally recommended levels, are a safe, effective and low-cost means of helping your immune system fight off COVID-19 and other acute respiratory tract diseases. (2020-04-23)
Increased rate of infections may indicate a future cancer diagnosis
Patients experienced a greater occurrence of infections in the years preceding a cancer diagnosis. (2020-04-17)
Researchers identify a model of COVID-19 infection in nonhuman primates
After comparing how infections from SARS-CoV-2 (which causes COVID-19) and two other human coronaviruses develop in cynomolgus macaques, researchers report that SARS-CoV-2 gives the animals a mild COVID-19-like disease. (2020-04-17)
The Lancet Public Health: Study examines how Hong Kong managed first wave of COVID-19 without resorting to complete lockdown
Hong Kong appears to have averted a major COVID-19 outbreak up to March 31, 2020, by adopting far less drastic control measures than most other countries, with a combination of border entry restrictions, quarantine and isolation of cases and contacts, together with some degree of social distancing, according to a new observational study published in The Lancet Public Health journal. (2020-04-17)
Influenza: researchers show that new treatment reduces spread of virus
Researchers have shown that a new antiviral drug for influenza can treat the infection at the same time as reducing the risk of transmission to others, offering powerful potential to change the way we manage influenza outbreaks -- particularly in vulnerable groups. (2020-04-16)
Antiviral drug baloxavir reduces transmission of flu virus among ferrets
Baloxavir treatment reduced transmission of the flu virus from infected ferrets to healthy ferrets, suggesting that the antiviral drug could contribute to the early control of influenza outbreaks by limiting community-based viral spread, according to a study published April 15, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Aeron Hurt of F. (2020-04-15)
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