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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...
Adult immunity to influenza is very closely tied to the strains of the virus that patients were exposed to as children. This means that older adults might have better immunity against strains that were more prevalent in the '60s and '70s, which may be going through a resurgence. New research hopes to exploit...