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Oct. 4, 2018 — The most common unnatural causes of death in white-tailed sea eagles are lead poisoning and collisions with trains. During the winter of 2016/2017, however, many white-tailed eagles died in Northern ... read more

Pre-Clinical Success for a Universal Flu Vaccine Offers Hope for Third Generation Approach

Sep. 21, 2018 — Researchers have demonstrated pre-clinical success for a universal flu vaccine in a new ... read more

Synthetic DNA Vaccine Effective Against Influenza A Virus Subtype

Sep. 6, 2018 — Currently available vaccines for the prevention of seasonal influenza virus infection have limited ability to induce immunity against diverse H3N2 viruses, an influenza A subtype that has led to high ... read more

Aug. 29, 2018 — Knowing approximately how many individuals of a certain species are out there is important for bird conservation efforts, but raw data from bird surveys tends to underestimate bird abundance. ... read more

Aug. 16, 2018 — Researchers have found declines in the number and diversity of bird populations at nine sites surveyed in northern New Mexico, where eight species vanished over time while others had considerably ... read more

Obesity May Also Impact Flu Transmission, Not Just Severity of Illness

Aug. 2, 2018 — Obesity increases a person's risk for severe complications from influenza, including hospitalization and even death. It may also play a role in how flu spreads, according to a new study. The ... read more

New Way to Target Flu Virus

July 24, 2018 — Researchers used an atom-level simulation to define one mechanism by which the flu virus infects cells. The team said its work could provide a path toward a universal vaccine for ... read more

How the Flu Virus Builds a Better Mousetrap

June 28, 2018 — For the first time, scientists have directly visualized real-time structural changes in the surface protein of the influenza virus that may help the virus fuse with and enter target cells before ... read more

Journey Into the Lungs of Mice Infected With Influenza

June 25, 2018 — A new tool they call FluVision allows researchers to witness influenza infection in a living animal in action, helping them better understand what happens when a virus infects the lungs and the body ... read more

Scientists Discover Biomarker for Flu Susceptibility

June 13, 2018 — Researchers have found a way to predict whether someone exposed to the flu virus is likely to become ill. They used a computational approach to pinpoint a blood-based genetic biomarker to determine ... read more

Flu Virus Is Protected by Mucus When Airborne, Regardless of Humidity

June 7, 2018 — Mucus and other airway secretions that are expelled when a person with the flu coughs or exhales appear to protect the virus when it becomes airborne, regardless of humidity levels, a creative ... read more

Dogs Can Be a Potential Risk for Future Influenza Pandemic

June 5, 2018 — Dogs are a potential reservoir for a future influenza pandemic, according to a new study. The study demonstrated that influenza virus can jump from pigs into canines and that influenza is becoming ... read more

Characteristics of Microorganisms Most Likely to Cause a Global Pandemic

May 29, 2018 — A potential global catastrophic risk-level pandemic pathogen will most likely have a respiratory mode of transmission; be contagious during the incubation period, prior to symptom development, or ... read more

Apr. 30, 2018 — Flu vaccines for horses haven't been updated in more than 25 years, but researchers have developed a new live equine influenza vaccine that's safe and more protective than existing ... read more

Trichomonosis Discovered Amongst Myna Birds in Pakistan

Apr. 23, 2018 — A strain of the disease responsible for killing nearly two thirds of the UK's greenfinch population has spread to myna birds in Pakistan. In 2011, the disease was discovered to have reached ... read more

Study Predicts 2018 Flu Vaccine Will Likely Have 20 Percent Efficacy

Apr. 19, 2018 — A new study of 6,610 human flu sequences predicts that this fall's flu vaccine will likely have the same reduced efficacy against the dominant circulating strain of influenza A as the vaccine ... read more

Genetic Screening Tool Identifies How the Flu Infiltrates Cells

Apr. 11, 2018 — Researchers have developed a genetic screening tool that identified two key factors that allow the influenza virus to infect human lung cells. The technique uses new gene editing tools to create a ... read more

Attacking Flu Viruses from Two Sides

Apr. 3, 2018 — Researchers have discovered a new way in which certain antibodies interact with the flu virus. This previously unknown form of interaction opens up new possibilities for developing better vaccines ... read more

Strategic Plan for Developing a Universal Influenza Vaccine

Feb. 28, 2018 — Developing a universal influenza vaccine -- a vaccine that can provide durable protection for all age groups against multiple strains, including those that might cause a pandemic -- is a public ... read more

Flu May Impact Brain Health

Feb. 26, 2018 — Female mice infected with two different strains of the flu exhibit changes to the structure and function of the hippocampus that persist for one month after infection, according to new ... read more

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