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February 16, 2018

The idea for a "gene gun" that delivers a vaccine into skin cells traces its provenance more to wheat and tomatoes rather than HIV and influenza.

December 22, 2017

Researchers are working on the vexing problem of a virus that shape shifts from one year to the next.

University of Washington School of Medicine Microbiologist Deborah Fuller
December 21, 2017

Deborah Fuller, a professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, talks about her research into creating a universal flu vaccine. 

December 21, 2017

Getting a flu shot every year can be a pain.

January 4, 2018

The peak of the flu season has yet to arrive, but already health officials are reporting a spike in flu cases in Washington state and encouraging everyone to get their flu shots. 

picture of UW Medicine Dr. John Lynch
January 4, 2018

Harborview Medical Center's Emergency Department is treating about a half-dozen flu cases a day, heralding the start of flu season, said Dr. John Lynch, a UW Medicine infection-control specialist. 

A small protein molecule, engineered through computer design, protects against diverse strains of influenza in mice. Its preventive and therapeutic power does not depend on the animals’ own immune response to viral infection. 

In a basement lab deep within the Magnuson Health Sciences Building, a group of scientists works to decode the mysteries of two deadly viruses: influenza and HIV. 
 

Thimerosal-containing vaccines did no harm to neurodevelopment, cognition or behavior in infant primates, a research study shows.

Fewer than half of Americans have gotten a flu shot so far this flu season. This might be a bad sign for a season that could be potentially severe, infectious-disease experts said Thursday.

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