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Flu remedies help combat E. coli bacteria

If the intestinal bacteria level becomes unbalanced, it can cause diseases. Physiologists from the University of Zurich reveal how a specific carbohydrate ...

New Study by TSRI and Janssen Makes Major Advance Toward More Effective, Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine

Collaboration Shows Vaccine Candidate Can Produce Powerful ‘Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies’ in Animal Models ...

Eastern poultry producers brace for avian flu this fall as waterfowl migrate

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Right now, in the vast prairie pothole region of southern Canada and the United States' upper Midwest, waterfowl are mingling, raising their young and instinctively preparing to migrate, some leaving as early as August. ... Full story

Discovery points to a new path toward a universal flu vaccine

Flu vaccines can be something of a shot in the dark. Not only must they be given yearly, there’s no guarantee the strains against which they protect will be the ones circulating once the season arrives. New research by Rockefeller University scientists and their colleagues suggests it may be possible to harness a previously unknown mechanism within the immune system to create more effective and efficient vaccines against this ever-mutating virus. ... Full story

Immune response to a flu protein yields new insights into narcolepsy

A swine flu vaccine may have caused rare cases of narcolepsy by stimulating antibodies to attack brain cells that help regulate sleep. ... Full story

‘Core’ immune cells reduce symptoms and spread of seasonal and pandemic influenza

A four-year study of 1,414 unvaccinated people across England found that 43% of them had immune cells that protected them from symptoms of both seasonal and pandemic influenza, and reduced their chances of shedding the virus by two thirds. ... Full story

Personal experience a major driver in decision for or against flu vaccination

Athens, Ga. - Convincing someone to receive the annual flu vaccine goes beyond clever messaging and well-written public service announcements, new University of Georgia research finds. The study, led by UGA's Glen Nowak, outlines both the barriers and facilitators that motivate people in their flu vaccine decisions. ... Full story

Improving prevention of and responses to flu outbreaks

New research suggests ways to reduce the likelihood that individuals and groups will become infected with influenza. ... Full story

U-M disease transmission experts prepared to address Michigan's first bird flu cases

As the state of Michigan responds to its first cases of the bird flu, the University of Michigan has experts who can talk about this flu and infectious disease transmission. ... Full story

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