Category: Flu

A 3D print of influenza virus shows the yellow surface covered with proteins called hemagglutinin (colored blue) and neuraminidase (colored red) that enable the virus to enter and infect human cells. Image provided by the National Institutes of Health.

Immune markers offer clues to antibody production in response to flu

Posted by Mary Powers | Apr 7, 2021

Scientists are learning more about antibody production in response to flu, including how they develop from helper T cells and monocytes.

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Changing the trajectory of flu for the sickest patients

Changing the trajectory of flu for the sickest patients

Posted by David Boyd, PhD | Nov 4, 2020

Research reveals that supportive tissue in the lungs helps coordinate the immune response to flu by regulating access to the tissue and inflammation in the lungs.

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Can common nasal bacteria be targeted to slow flu transmission? Maybe.

Can common nasal bacteria be targeted to slow flu transmission? Maybe.

Posted by Mary Powers | Oct 19, 2020

This new study shows that flu transmission and infection could be slowed or prevented by this simple technique.

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The truth about pandemics: 5 questions about COVID-19 and flu

The truth about pandemics: 5 questions about COVID-19 and flu

Posted by Elizabeth Jane Walker | Sep 30, 2020

Where does coronavirus come from? What should we expect this flu season? Infectious disease experts talk about COVID-19 and flu.

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Searching for the next pandemic flu virus? There’s another factor to keep in mind.

Searching for the next pandemic flu virus? There’s another factor to keep in mind.

Posted by Mary Powers | Jun 30, 2020

Researchers find the stability of this protein is key to the pandemic potential of swine flu.

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Legendary flu hunter offers tips to stay healthy during a pandemic

Legendary flu hunter offers tips to stay healthy during a pandemic

Posted by Mary Powers | Apr 17, 2020

This researcher's recommendations on coronavirus are based on 65 years of infectious diseases and viral research.

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Flu Shot Myths Debunked

When is the best time to get your 2019 flu vaccine? Now.

Posted by Richard Webby, PhD | Nov 11, 2019

Get your flu shot! St. Jude virologist Richard Webby, PhD, has heard every excuse. His team helps the WHO to recommend what goes into each year’s influenza vaccine.

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The beginning of the end for the annual flu shot?

The beginning of the end for the annual flu shot?

Posted by Mary Powers | Oct 1, 2019

Researchers researching a flu vaccine that lasts longer and protects the most vulnerable patients.

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A moving target: Taking aim at the shift and drift of influenza viruses

A moving target: Taking aim at the shift and drift of influenza viruses

Posted by Daniel Darnell | Jan 25, 2019

How close are we to a flu pandemic? Read how it could happen and what researchers are doing to prevent it.

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Does obesity give influenza more time to spread and impair flu vaccines?

Can obesity give influenza more time to spread and make vaccines less effective?

Posted by Stacey Schultz-Cherry, PhD | Jan 10, 2019

St. Jude researchers, led by Dr. Stacey Schultz-Cherry, are asking questions about potential association between flu severity and the obesity epidemic.

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