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Horses get the flu, too

Horses get the flu, too

April 30, 2018

Flu vaccines for horses haven’t been updated in more than 25 years, and now Rochester researchers have developed a new live equine influenza vaccine that is not only safer and more effective for horses, but also protects people.

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In pursuit of a universal flu vaccine

In pursuit of a universal flu vaccine

November 3, 2017

Using the University’s supercomputers to analyze H1N1 flu viruses circulating since 1918, a new Medical Center study points to the pros and cons of targeting the “stalk” of the flu virus to develop a new vaccine.

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‘Antisense’ compounds offer new weapon against influenza A

‘Antisense’ compounds offer new weapon against influenza A

November 17, 2016

Challenging a long-held convention, University researchers have shown they can inhibit the influenza A virus by targeting its genomic RNA with “antisense” compounds.

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Rare mutation weakens flu virus

Rare mutation weakens flu virus

September 28, 2016

Researchers at the Medical Center have identified a rare, naturally occurring influenza mutation that weakens the virus and could be used to develop new live flu vaccines.

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Scientists seek to improve flu vaccine for the very young

Scientists seek to improve flu vaccine for the very young

February 11, 2016

Researchers have discovered a way to make a nasal spray flu vaccine safer for those who are at greatest risk of catching the flu, particularly infants under the age of 2.

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A vaccine was born

A vaccine was born

September 14, 2015

In a makeshift lab in the School of Medicine and Dentistry in the 1980s, a team including biochemist Porter Anderson was refining an approach to vaccine technology that helped launch a new era in pediatric medicine. These vaccines out of Rochester are credited with nearly eradicating Haemophilus influenzae type b, or Hib, a once widely feared and deadly childhood infection.

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Scientists aim to improve vaccines against ‘bird flu’

Scientists aim to improve vaccines against ‘bird flu’

October 7, 2014

This sort of research helps lay the groundwork for the public health response required if a bird flu pandemic breaks out, said Dr. John Treanor, chief of infectious diseases at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, who wrote an editorial accompanying the research.

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UHS to attempt 5,000 flu vaccines in one day

UHS to attempt 5,000 flu vaccines in one day

September 19, 2014

On Thursday, Oct. 30, University Health Service (UHS) staff will attempt to vaccinate 5,000 students, faculty and staff against this year’s flu virus. The effort will doubly serve as a test of emergency preparedness to practice delivering mass quantities of vaccine or drug in response to an urgent public health concern. All River Campus-based students, faculty and staff are asked to consider participating in this clinic if they wish to receive the flu shot this year.

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Rochester receives $3 million for flu research

Rochester receives $3 million for flu research

April 10, 2014

The funds allow continued study over the next year of how our immune systems respond to flu vaccines and seasonal and pandemic flu viruses.

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URMC Enrolling Patients to Test Live Pandemic Flu Vaccines

URMC Enrolling Patients to Test Live Pandemic Flu Vaccines

April 9, 2013

Infectious disease researchers at URMC will recruit 20 volunteers for a 12-day isolation research study testing live-virus bird flu vaccines.

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