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Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2024 southern hemisphere influenza season

Oct. 3, 2023
The recommendations issued are used by the national vaccine regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical companies to develop, produce, and license influenza vaccines for the following...
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Researchers identify flu-fighting pathways and genes essential for influenza A immune defense

Oct. 6, 2022
Findings could inform novel treatments for the flu in humans.

Navigating respiratory disease testing challenges this fall

If respiratory diseases were not complicated enough before COVID-19, this fall may be the example of peak complexity as atypical infectious disease seasons threaten to become ...
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Scientists identify protein key to inhibit flu virus

June 22, 2022
Down-regulating TAO2 prevents influenza from replicating in cells and could provide new target for antiviral therapies.
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Research shows the flu causes cardiac complications by infecting the heart

May 12, 2022
Researchers have shown for the first time that heart problems associated with the flu are not caused by raging inflammation in the lungs, as has long been predicted, according...
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Frontline testing with multiplex respiratory panels

Acute respiratory tract infections (RTIs) have a high burden of disease and can be caused by a variety of pathogens that include viral and bacterial agents.1 The clinical presentation...
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Flu season ramping up

Oct. 20, 2021
The Walgreens Flu Index shows that overall flu activity is 23% higher nationwide so far in the current season, compared to the 2020-2021 flu season. “The Walgreens Flu Index ...
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Novavax initiates Phase 1/2 trial for COVID-19 and flu combo vaccine

Sept. 9, 2021
Novavax said it has enrolled the first participants in a Phase 1/2 study to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of a combination vaccine using the company's seasonal influenza...
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Upcoming flu season likely to be severe

Sept. 7, 2021
The 2021-22 influenza season is likely to be more severe than average — and hit young children particularly hard — due to waning population-level immunity from the near-lack ...
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Lead exposure in childhood could impact personality as adult

July 15, 2021
Lead exposure in childhood may lead to less mature and less healthy personalities in adulthood, according to a new study led by psychology researchers at The University of Texas...
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Moderna enrolls first participants in influenza vaccine study

July 9, 2021
Moderna said the first participants have been dosed in the Phase 1/2 study of mRNA-1010, the company’s quadrivalent seasonal influenza mRNA vaccine candidate. This Phase 1/2 ...