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2014-06-16 08:29:05

First-ever Platform to Deliver Highly Accurate, Molecular Results in Under 15 Minutes WALTHAM, Mass., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a leading global provider of point-of-care rapid diagnostic and health information solutions, today announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Alere(TM) i Influenza A & B test, the first and only molecular test to detect and differentiate influenza A and B virus in less...

2014-04-11 10:59:06

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that a protein produced by the influenza A virus helps it outwit one of our body's natural defense mechanisms. That makes the protein a potentially good target for antiviral drugs directed against the influenza A virus. Better antiviral drugs could help the millions of people annually infected by flu, which kills up to 500,000 people each year. When an influenza virus infects a human cell, it uses some of the host's...

2014-01-23 12:29:54

Alere(TM) i Transforms Influenza Testing by Providing Highly Accurate, Molecular Results via a Simple, User-Friendly Platform WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a leading global provider of point-of-care rapid diagnostic and health information solutions, today announced the availability in Europe of the Alere i Influenza A & B test, the first and only molecular test to detect and differentiate influenza A and B virus in less than 15 minutes....

Fighting The Flu With Methamphetamines
2012-11-12 06:00:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Flu symptoms such as fever, nausea, fatigue, headaches, sore throat and body aches can be difficult to deal with, but new research out of Taiwan claims that there may be a radical new possible treatment for such ailments -- methamphetamines. According to a report published Thursday by the Huffington Post, the researchers "exposed human lung cells to varying quantities of meth, then infected them with Influenza A (H1N1) viruses, a...

Flu Cure Neutralizes Influenza A
2012-09-12 04:16:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One drug maker took to the stage on Monday in San Francisco to announce some very encouraging and positive results at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC). According to the results from preclinical studies, Visterra, Inc. may have found a viable preventative drug against Influenza. Called VIS410, this drug is an engineered human antibody which can be used to ward off Influenza...

2012-08-10 02:58:11

The work is a key step toward 'universal' vaccine and therapies against flu A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute and Crucell Vaccine Institute in the Netherlands describes three human antibodies that provide broad protection against Influenza B virus strains. The same team had previously reported finding broadly neutralizing antibodies against Influenza A strains. The isolation of the new broadly neutralizing antibodies, which was reported the journal Science's...

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2011-07-29 07:45:00

Scientists have found a flu "super antibody" they say may be a turning point in the development of new flu treatments. The researchers say the "super antibody" called FI6 can fight all types of influenza A viruses that cause disease. The team used a new method aimed at beating "needle-in-a-haystack-type-odds" and managed to identify an antibody from a human patient that neutralizes both main groups of influenza A viruses. They said that although it is an early step, it is an important one,...

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2011-06-09 05:05:00

The need to create a new flu vaccine annually could be eliminated with a universal influenza vaccine that targets a protein common to all strains of influenza A, which has been able to safely produce an immune response in humans, according to a study published in the journal Vaccine. If proven effective, it will have major implications for global health. Two studies were conducted, one at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) and one at Johnson County Clin-Trials in...

2011-02-02 12:50:51

A parent's wise advice to never go to a hospital unless you want to get sick may be gaining support from scientific studies on a specific airborne virus. The results of a Virginia Tech study by environmental engineers and a virologist on the risk of airborne infection in public places from concentrations of influenza A viruses is appearing today in the on-line, Feb. 2 issue of the United Kingdom's Journal of the Royal Society Interface. Linsey Marr, associate professor of civil and...


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