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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 Feb. 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 Dec. 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 Jan. 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 Jan. 2, 2014

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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 Sep. 4, 2013

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Scientists revive 30,000-year-old giant virus

Scientists have revived a giant virus after it laid dormant in the Siberian permafrost for over 30,000 years.

By Mar. 5, 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

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Physicists inch toward atomic-scale MRI

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.

By Sep. 27, 2013

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'Barcoding' viruses could help detect mutated strains

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.

By May. 14, 2012

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Computer model predicts severity of flu outbreaks

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.

By Dec. 9, 2010