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2 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

ContraFect Corporation's Universal Influenza Treatment Receives SBIR Funding

ContraFect Corporation , a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of protein therapeutics and antibody products for life-threatening, drug-resistant infectious diseases, announced that CF-404, its universal influenza treatment, received a $3.3 million, 3.5 year Advanced Technology Fast Track Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to fund its pre-clinical development. Trellis Bioscience, LLC, with which ContraFect collaborated to create and then in-licensed the universal influenza treatment, obtained the grant and Larry Kauvar, PhD, Trellis VP and Chief Scientific Officer, is the Principal Investigator on these studies.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Pharmacology, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

7 hrs ago | Regina Leader Post

Rare respiratory virus strikes Canadian kids but little cause for alarm, expert says

Hundreds of children in the U.S. have been sickened by an uncommon virus. It is likely enterovirus 68 also has struck in Canada, but a pediatric expert says there is no cause for panic.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Canada, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Health

Mon Sep 15, 2014

She Knows

Tips to keep your kids safe and healthy during flu season

Flu and cold season is already here! With this sudden respiratory flu already on the march, here are some tips to keep you and your kids safe and healthy. Nobody likes the flu -- especially not little ones to whom the illness can be much more serious than in the average adult.

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FOX Carolina

Common sense steps can help keep you healthy this cold and flu season

With flu season around the corner, keep in mind some common sense tips that will help you stay healthy. A new weight-loss medication for the overweight and obese has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Biology News Net

Protein secrets of Ebola virus

The current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, which has claimed more than 2000 lives, has highlighted the need for a deeper understanding of the molecular biology of the virus that could be critical in the development of vaccines or antiviral drugs to treat or prevent Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Now, a team at the University of Virginia , USA - under the leadership of Dr Dan Engel, a virologist, and Dr Zygmunt Derewenda, a structural biologist - has obtained the crystal structure of a key protein involved in Ebola virus replication, the C-terminal domain of the Zaire Ebola virus nucleoprotein [Dziubanska et al. .

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Molecular Biology, University of Virginia, Medicine, Health

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Knox Co. Health Department offers flu vaccinations for schools

Knox Co. Health Department offers flu vaccinations for schools The Knox County Health Department kicked off its School Influenza Flu Mist Program on Monday.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Lake Worth, FL, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

Click2Houston

Sick, ill, cold, flu, allergies, blowing nose

It's that time of year again -- cold and flu season. Get a refresher on how to avoid getting sick.

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The Bennington Banner

Price Chopper pharmacies announce availability of flu vaccines

With flu season right around the corner and school activities kicking off, now is the time to protect yourself from this year's flu strain. All Price Chopper Pharmacies are now carrying the flu vaccine and Price Chopper's pharmacists can administer it -- with no appointment necessary -- for anyone over the age of 19. "This is the time that people should be looking to get the flu vaccination, not after flu activity peaks and you are at a high risk to get it," said Kathy Bryant, Price Chopper's vice president of pharmacy.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Vaccinations, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Examiner.com

Children and Influenza

It is important to know not everyone who gets the flu has a fever. Schools recommend children stay home when sick.

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Business Journal

AstraZeneca recruits Dawson's Creek star for flu vaccine awareness campaign

Actor James Van Der Beek gets vaccinated with AstraZeneca's FluMist Quadrivalent, a needle-free influenza vaccine formulated as a spray. AstraZeneca is teaming up with actor James Van Der Beek on a new public awareness campaign unveiled Monday to educate people about the importance of annual flu vaccinations.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, AstraZeneca, Biotech, AstraZeneca Group, Vaccinations, Healthcare Industry, Celebrities, James Van Der Beek

Medical News

Getting flu shot every autumn can lead to better health

Everyone knows that the best way to avoid the flu is by getting an annual flu shot. But a trip to your physician every autumn for the vaccination can help you avoid much more than the dreaded flu bug.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chickenpox

Forbes.com

Here's Something You May Not Want To Know About Your Risk Of Breast Cancer

I'm a Professor of Medicine, Computer Science, and Biostatistics in the Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine. Until mid-2011 I was Professor and Director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Genetics, Johns Hopkins University, Bioinformatics, Science, University of Maryland College Park

Medical News Today

How well the flu vaccine works affected by gut microbes

Annual flu epidemics cause millions of cases of severe illness and up to half a million deaths every year around the world, despite widespread vaccination programs. A study published by Cell Press in Immunity reveals that gut microbes play an important role in stimulating protective immune responses to the seasonal flu vaccine in mice, suggesting that differences in the composition of gut microbes in different populations may impact vaccine immunity.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine

Sun Sep 14, 2014

NorthJersey.com

Have you gotten your flu shot yet?

Amanda Delgado got a flu shot two months ago, when she was about four months pregnant, on doctor's advice. Delgado, of Garfield, said she had never given flu shots much thought before but said it is advice she could not dismiss.

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Related Topix: Garfield, NJ, Vaccinations, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Bergen County, NJ

Palladium-Item

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Flu season is just around the corner, so Wayne County's "flu crew" will spring into action this week to help residents prevent the illness. Stop at drive-thru, avoid getting flu Flu season is just around the corner, so Wayne County's "flu crew" will spring into action this week to help residents prevent the illness.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Wayne County, IN

KKCO-TV Grand Junction

VA Medical Center takes a shot at the flu

It's almost that time of the year again, where the weather cools down and the flu bug is crawling around. Flu shots will begin to be available tomorrow at the Grand Junction VA Medical Center.

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Related Topix: Grand Junction, CO, Vaccinations, Health, Medicine

Patch.com

City of Hoboken to Offer Free Seasonal Flu Vaccines

The City of Hoboken, in conjunction with Hoboken University Medical Center , will be providing free seasonal flu vaccines on a first come, first served basis for adult Hoboken residents on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Assumption Hall at Hoboken University Medical Center, 308 Willow Avenue. Proof of residency is required.

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Related Topix: Hoboken, NJ, Medicine, Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

San Diego NewsCape

Adults 65 And Older Should Understand Flu-Related Risks And Their Vaccination Options

During the 2014-2015 flu season, it's important to remember that the single best way to prevent influenza is to get an annual vaccination, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends for everyone aged six months and older, with rare exception. As people age, the immune system weakens, even if they feel healthy and are active, which makes it harder to fight disease.

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The News-Star

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Reduce chances of flu by getting vaccine It's almost that time of year again. Time to get the annual flu shot.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington Times

Alabama offers flu vaccines to students, staff

College of Community Health Sciences Dean Dr. Richard Streiffer tells the Tuscaloosa News that the vaccine is the "first and most important" step to prevent the flu . Nurses will visit sites all over the campus during the next three months to provide the free shots, and no insurance is required.

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