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New treatment could 'protect against any strain of the flu'

The new biologic (green) binding to the surface of cells (blue nuclei), protecting the cells from invasion by the influenza virus. ...

Researchers Discover Possible New Target to Attack Flu Virus

This region of the NS1 viral protein binds the host protein DDX21, making it a potential target for new antivirals against the ...

Tamiflu: an analysis of all the data

Was the government right to spend half a billion pounds in stockpiling the antiviral drugs Tamiflu and Relenza in preparation for a flu pandemic? ... Full story

Researchers find that influenza has an Achilles' Heel

A study reveals that a drug that inhibits a molecule called prostaglandin increases survival rates in mice infected with a lethal dose of the H1N1 flu virus. ... Full story

We have to get very ill in order to get well more quickly

HZI researchers discover possible reason why the flu takes longer in elderly people ... Full story

New Study Shows Flu Vaccine Reduced Children’s Risk of Intensive Care Unit Flu Admission by Three-Fourths

Getting a flu vaccine reduces a child’s risk of flu-related intensive care hospitalization by 74 percent, according to a CDC study published today in the Journal of Infectious DiseasesExternal Web Site Icon. ... Full story

We’re happy to have pharmacists give us flu jabs and vaccines, but not our kids

Queenslanders will save time and money in a unique trial by Australian pharmacists delivering flu shots for the first time. ... Full story

Keeping fit could cut the risk of catching flu

New preliminary findings from UK Flusurvey released at the start of National Science & Engineering Week. ... Full story

Tamiflu® saved lives during Swine Flu pandemic, international study finds

Patients hospitalised worldwide with Swine Flu during the 2009-10 pandemic were more likely to survive if they were treated with Tamiflu® and other similar anti-viral drugs, an international study led by academics at The University of Nottingham has found. ... Full story

Three quarters of people with seasonal and pandemic flu have no symptoms

Around 1 in 5 of the population were infected in both recent outbreaks of seasonal flu and the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, but just 23% of these infections caused symptoms, and only 17% of people were ill enough to consult their doctor, according to new UCL-led research. ... Full story

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