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Universal vaccine for the flu may be just around the corner

Influenza vaccines save lives over the years and prevent millions of additional people from getting sick from the flu. The CDC reported on Feb. 15 that the overall estimated effectiveness of the seasonal influenza vaccine was 47 percent, which means the vaccine cuts the...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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SARS-CoV-2 is particularly difficult for health systems to respond to; the virus presents a perfect storm of largely mild and asymptomatic transmission dynamics combined with the danger for very severe infection in a sizable minority...

source: Infection Control Today

More than a decade of research has shown that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against a host of cancers, yet a new study finds that only half of American teens complete the multiple-shot regimen. Why? Researchers discovered...

source: HealthDay News

A new study by researchers at the University of Kentucky identifies a novel function of the enzyme spermine synthase to facilitate colorectal cancer growth. SMS is an enzyme that produces spermine from spermidine, which has been shown to be important for cell growth.

source: Technology Networks

Coronavirus test manufacturer Quest Diagnostics announced that the Food and Drug Administration has granted the company emergency authorization to use a new technique it says will cut the testing turnaround time to two to three days for most people.

source: CNBC

Half a century of research has failed to thwart respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which causes severe disease in the lower airways and lungs of some 3 million newborn children and kills more than 100,000 worldwide each year. But now, two...

source: Science Magazine

Never before have prospective vaccines for a pathogen entered final-stage clinical trials as rapidly as candidates for COVID-19. When the death toll from the coronavirus stood at one and neither it nor the disease it caused...

source: Stat

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