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.
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.
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.
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.
Scientists develop an influenza vaccine delivered by a microneedle patch that patients could easily and painlessly self-administer.
Researchers are improving the first nanoscale MRI technique developed at MIT in 2009 in the hopes of imaging such biological samples as viruses at extremely high resolution.
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.
A team out of the University of Leeds has already produced molecular signatures for two forms of a childhood respiratory-disease virus, and plans many more.
Scientists find that severity of flu epidemics is largely determined by mutations in a specific protein, and devise a model to predict how widespread a flu virus will become.
Teens invent a warning system for approaching ambulances, banana peel bioplastics, and flu drug modeling.