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influenza

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Introducing a flu vaccine you give yourself

Scientists develop an influenza vaccine delivered by a microneedle patch that patients could easily and painlessly self-administer.

By September 4, 2013

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Avoid Oklahoma! Social-media map warns of flu hotspots

Track the germy spread of influenza with a social-media map of tweets and videos complaining of symptoms and outbreaks.

By January 22, 2013

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New flu detection test can be carried in a first aid kit

A novel device out of Brown University could lead to the widespread, real-time tracking of influenza.

By June 13, 2012

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Gaming the next pandemic

Department of Defense commissions "serious game" to prepare for the next influenza pandemic.

By November 28, 2008

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Launch of new flu database ruffles feathers

A scientific group grappling for control of EpiFlu--a free, publicly available database of influenza gene sequencing--creates a new one with the same name.

By September 16, 2009

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Not a flu shot fan? Here's a vaccine patch you give yourself

Prototype microneedle patch under study by the CDC is well received by early testers. Imagine picking up a flu vaccine at the pharmacy and administering it in the comfort of your home.

By February 27, 2014

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Flu predictions get more accurate

Google's annual Flu Trends metric was wildly off last year. But scientists were able to leverage the company's data to design a far more successful system.

By December 3, 2013

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Text messages boost flu vaccine rates in pregnant women

Researchers find that those who received five text messages every week about the importance of flu shots were 30 percent more likely to get one than those who only received phone calls.

By January 10, 2014

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How to better spy on a childhood virus

Scientists at Georgia Tech say a new technique for tagging the genome and studying the RNA of a virus could help them discover better antiviral drugs and perhaps even more effective vaccines.

By January 2, 2014

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Google Flu Trends: Take with grain of salt

A study out of the University of Washington finds that Google Flu Trends is least accurate during times when people use it most, as compared to CDC national surveillance programs.

By May 17, 2010