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Past studies have suggested there may be a link between viral infections contracted during pregnancy and the development of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children. However, a new study involving 45,000 pregnant women who were either infected with the flu during their pregnancy, or received a flu...
The Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 infected nearly half of the Earth's population.
Researchers have developed a vapor delivery system for a sialic acid-coated nanoparticle that is intended to prevent the influenza A virus from binding to sialic acid on patients' cell surfaces. In a study involving immunocompromised mice, the treatment reduced mortality from 100% down to 25% over the 14-day...