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4 hrs ago | Real Clear Politics

Ebola Won't Kill Us -- but Something Else Might

Ebola won't kill us all, but something else might. Like everything living on Earth, viruses must evolve to survive.

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Related Topix: Bird Flu, Health, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

8 hrs ago | Scientific American

Journal Retracts Paper Linking "Swine Flu" Vaccine and Narcolepsy

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)

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Related Topix: Narcolepsy, Medicine, Health, Vaccinations, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA

12 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 2-Biota's lead drug fails mid-stage study, shares slump

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.

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12 hrs ago | BioSpace

Biota Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s Influenza Drug Laninamivir Octanoate Fails Mid-Stage Trial

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.

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16 hrs ago | The Macon Telegraph

State Fair pigs test positive for swine flu strain

Results from the National Veterinary Services Laboratory show the pigs tested positive for the H3N2 influenza virus, according to the state Agriculture Department.

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Related Topix: H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Health, Medicine, Agriculture, Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

18 hrs ago | Reuters

Biota's influenza drug fails in mid-stage study

The drug, Laninamivir octanoate, is undergoing development to treat influenza A and B infections.

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22 hrs ago | Scoop

Over a quarter of all Kiwis protected against flu

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the news that over 1.2 million doses of flu vaccines have now been distributed to New Zealanders.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

Thu Jul 31, 2014

CiteULike

Identifying Selection in the Within-Host Evolution of Influenza Using Viral Sequence Data

The within-host evolution of influenza is a vital component of its epidemiology.

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Infection Control Today

Researchers Uncover Clues to Flu's Mechanisms

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University

ABC News

Flu epidemic hits fourth week on Gold Coast

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.

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Science

[In Depth] Key narcolepsy-influenza vaccine findings retracted

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.

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Related Topix: Narcolepsy, Medicine, Health, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

The Otago Daily Times

Vaccine 'effective enough'

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.

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KRMG-AM Tulsa

Doctors recommend vaccines as flu season approaches

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.

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Hispanic Business

Recent Findings by J.T. Hung and Colleagues in DNA Vaccines Provides...

Previously, we showed that phenyl analogs of alpha-galactosylceramide displayed greater NKT stimulation than alpha-GalCer."

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Sys-Con Media

Ebola Virus Gene Replikin Count Increased Sixteen-fold in 2013 in Advance of Current Outbreaks

Before the current outbreaks, the mean Ebola Reston gene Replikin Count between 1995 and 2002 was 1.1; the mean Replikin Count increased twofold in 2010, threefold in 2012, and sixteen-fold in 2013, thus predicting the current outbreaks in humans.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Hispanic Business

Sinovac Receives Beijing CDC Tender to Supply Seasonal Flu Vaccine Anflu

Each manufacturer has agreed to supply no less than 300,000 doses. If required by the government, Sinovac may deliver additional vaccines.

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News9 Oklahoma City

Doctors Getting A Head Start On Upcoming Flu Season

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.

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Medical News Today

Positive results for BiondVax in a study demonstrating the...

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.

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Pharmaceutical Processing

Baxter to Sell Commercial Vaccines Business to Pfizer

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.

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CiteULike

Human Responses to Influenza Vaccination Show Seroconversion...

Cell Host & Microbe , Vol. 16, No. 1. , pp. 105-114, doi:10.1016/j.chom.2014.05.013 B cells produce a diverse antibody repertoire by undergoing gene rearrangements.

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