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4 hrs ago | Real Clear Politics
Ebola won't kill us all, but something else might. Like everything living on Earth, viruses must evolve to survive.
8 hrs ago | Scientific American
The retraction represents a setback for those trying to explain a puzzling cluster of sudden-onset narcolepsy reported in 2010 in Europe In 2010, a puzzling cluster of sudden-onset narcolepsy cases was reported in Europe among children vaccinated with GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix flu vaccine against the H1N1 'swine flu' that had caused a pandemic in ... (more)
12 hrs ago | Reuters
Biota Pharmaceuticals Inc said its influenza treatment failed to meet the main goal in a mid-stage study, about two months after the company lost a key government contract supporting the drug's development.
12 hrs ago | BioSpace
Biota Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced top-line data from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-arm Phase 2 clinical trial comparing the safety and efficacy of a 40 mg and 80 mg dose of laninamivir octanoate to placebo.
16 hrs ago | The Macon Telegraph
Results from the National Veterinary Services Laboratory show the pigs tested positive for the H3N2 influenza virus, according to the state Agriculture Department.
18 hrs ago | Reuters
The drug, Laninamivir octanoate, is undergoing development to treat influenza A and B infections.
The within-host evolution of influenza is a vital component of its epidemiology.
A flu virus acts like a Trojan horse as it attacks and infects host cells. Scientists at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have acquired a clearer view of the well-hidden mechanism involved.
Gold Coast Health director of infectious diseases Dr John Gerrard says steadily rising numbers of flu cases in the past month are putting a strian on emergency departments at the region's hospitals.
Following the 2009 swine flu pandemic, roughly one out of 15,000 children in Europe who received the H1N1 vaccine called Pandemrix developed narcolepsy, a disorder that causes irresistible sleepiness.
Funding the influenza vaccine for older people is worth the cost, despite its lower effectiveness in that demographic, Auckland University Immunisation Advisory Centre director Dr Nikki Turner says.
Health experts tell KRMG it's impossible to know or predict how bad the next flu season will be, but they do know that the best way to avoid getting sick is to get a flu shot.
Previously, we showed that phenyl analogs of alpha-galactosylceramide displayed greater NKT stimulation than alpha-GalCer."
Each manufacturer has agreed to supply no less than 300,000 doses. If required by the government, Sinovac may deliver additional vaccines.
Doctors say the time has come to start thinking about the next flu season. Traditionally, the push for flu vaccines comes in late-September, but after 63 flu-related deaths in the last flu season, vaccines are already being shipped to doctors and pharmacies.
BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd, developer of a universal flu vaccine, has announced successful completion of studies in mice that validated the effectiveness of the company's vaccine against an additional group of avian flu strains, the H7 class.
Baxter International has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its two commercially marketed vaccines and related production facilities to Pfizer Inc. for a total cash consideration of $635 million, subject to certain adjustments.
Updated: Fri Aug 01, 2014 07:09 pm
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