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Zika virus is recognized as a major public health concern, but there are currently no medications approved for treating infected individuals. However, researchers in Finland recently demonstrated that three anti-influenza medications are also active against Zika. These medications exert their effect by...
Patients may soon be able to screen themselves for influenza using a simple, breathalyzer-type technology. The tool, developed by a professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, is a hand-held device that measures the concentration of certain...
Astronaut Scott Kelly, and his twin brother (retired astronaut) Mark, are part of an ongoing NASA study examining the differences in immune responses to influenza and other pathogens while the twins resided in the disparate environments of earth and space. Biological samples were taken from each brother...