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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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With worldwide COVID-19 cases on the rise again, the race to find an effective treatment for the disease continues. Researchers from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City believe that a combination of drugs already approved for use in the United States could be the key...

source: Medical News Today

Monitoring liver aminotransferases and serum albumin during the febrile phase of dengue could enhance the ability to predict the risk of progression to severe dengue disease in patients, according to findings published in the Lancet...

source: Infectious Disease Advisor

In a study proving feasibility, researchers showed that their testing technology can accurately distinguish between a viral and a bacterial infection for respiratory illness — a critical difference that determines whether antibiotics...

source: Duke University Medical Center via ScienceDaily

Vaccination, physical distancing, wearing face masks, and proper hand-washing are important safety measuresTrusted Source to protect oneself and others from COVID-19. Over 147 million people in the U.S. received at least one dose of...

source: Medical News Today

The biotech firm Oxitec has released its genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys, with the goal of suppressing wild, disease-carrying mosquito populations in the region. This is the first time genetically modified mosquitoes have been released in the U.S.

source: LiveScience

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have devised a four-part small-molecule cocktail that can protect stem cells called induced pluripotent stem cells from stress and maintain normal stem cell structure...

source: NIH


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