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Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year. Every year in the United States, on average 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu; more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications, and; about 36,000 people die from flu-related causes. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications.
RNA binding proteins in T cells help generate an effective immune response

RNA binding proteins in T cells help generate an effective immune response

Scientists create powerful new method for generating protein drugs

Scientists create powerful new method for generating protein drugs

Macrophages show altered inflammatory, metabolic expression months after mild COVID-19

Macrophages show altered inflammatory, metabolic expression months after mild COVID-19

OxDX raises £2.6M pre-seed funding to develop AI powered rapid diagnostic technology

OxDX raises £2.6M pre-seed funding to develop AI powered rapid diagnostic technology

Researchers discover a sustainable approach for drug development

Researchers discover a sustainable approach for drug development

Study identifies respiratory syncytial viral protein that mediates RSV-induced autophagy

Study identifies respiratory syncytial viral protein that mediates RSV-induced autophagy

Infant's immune system may be better than the adult immune system

Infant's immune system may be better than the adult immune system

Scientists unravel the structure of octopus-like Lassa viral polymerase

Scientists unravel the structure of octopus-like Lassa viral polymerase

Study reveals mechanism by which infections strengthen the immune system

Study reveals mechanism by which infections strengthen the immune system

New nanoparticle adjuvant could lead to more powerful vaccines

New nanoparticle adjuvant could lead to more powerful vaccines

Nanoparticles mimicking flu viruses to deliver large biological drug molecules

Nanoparticles mimicking flu viruses to deliver large biological drug molecules

New CRISPR technology could improve diagnostic tests for COVID-19

New CRISPR technology could improve diagnostic tests for COVID-19

Study analyzes response of individuals from diverse populations to infections

Study analyzes response of individuals from diverse populations to infections

Correction of immune system's faulty timing may offer a new strategy to prevent severe COVID-19

Correction of immune system's faulty timing may offer a new strategy to prevent severe COVID-19

Poor systemic immune responses and elevated MAIT cell activation linked to fatal COVID-19 infections

Poor systemic immune responses and elevated MAIT cell activation linked to fatal COVID-19 infections

Research identifies an unnoticed site for priming of CD8+ T cells—the spleen

Research identifies an unnoticed site for priming of CD8+ T cells—the spleen

Pairing microscopy with AI to develop a rapid, accurate COVID-19 test

Pairing microscopy with AI to develop a rapid, accurate COVID-19 test

UAB researchers identify an unnoticed additional site for priming of "killer" T cells

UAB researchers identify an unnoticed additional site for priming of "killer" T cells

Plant bulbs harboring lethal pathogen make the perfect lab for evolving drug-resistant strains

Plant bulbs harboring lethal pathogen make the perfect lab for evolving drug-resistant strains

Study details the role of PANoptosome in activating innate immune response

Study details the role of PANoptosome in activating innate immune response