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Halting the hijacker: Cellular targets to thwart influenza virus infection

Infectious particles of an avian influenza virus emerge from a cell. A team of researchers led by UW-Madison's Yoshihiro Kawaoka has revealed ...

After 40 years, the first complete picture of a key flu virus machine

If you planned to sabotage a factory, a recon trip through the premises would probably be much more useful than just peeping ...

New i-sense collaboration to improve monitoring of UK flu hotspots

An exciting new project to help monitor the spread of flu in the UK more accurately and earlier than ever before has been funded by i-sense, an £11m EPSRC-funded collaboration led by UCL. ... Full story

Influenza can be deadly, too, so get vaccinated

The spotlight may be on the deadly Ebola virus, but UC Irvine Health experts want to remind people to protect themselves against a far more common and dangerous agent: seasonal influenza. ... Full story

New step towards eradication of H5N1 bird flu

A University of Adelaide-led project has developed a new test that can distinguish between birds that have been vaccinated against the H5N1 strain of avian influenza virus or "bird flu" with those that have been naturally infected. ... Full story

University researchers find bat influenza viruses unlikely to pose a threat to human health

MANHATTAN — Bats seen at Halloween this year may not be quite as scary as they appear – at least when it comes to the spread of specific viruses. A research project conducted in part by a team of researchers in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University suggests that influenza viruses carried by bats pose a low risk to humans. ... Full story

UB researchers synthetize active molecules against drug-resistant mutants of influenza A virus

The study is based on a new chemical compound synthetized by researchers from the University of Barcelona. ... Full story

Middle-Aged Adults Were More Susceptible to the Flu Last Year because of a New Viral Mutation, Say Wistar Scientists

PHILADELPHIA – A team of scientists, led by researchers at The Wistar Institute, has identified a possible explanation for why middle-aged adults were hit especially hard by the H1N1 influenza virus during the 2013-2014 influenza season. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offer evidence that a new mutation in H1N1 viruses potentially led to more disease in these individuals. ... Full story

Flu shows up early; vaccines the best defense

PULLMAN, WASH. – As Ebola continues to make headlines and warm autumn weather dominates much of the Northwest, flu isn’t on most people’s radar. But it should be. ... Full story

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