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Flu’s “hidden target” may lead to universal vaccine: study

May. 16, 2019—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Scripps Research Institute have discovered a “hidden target” on the surface of the hypervariable influenza A virus that could lead to better ways to prevent and treat the flu.

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Designing antibodies to fight the flu

Jan. 31, 2019—Vanderbilt investigators said their work shows that computational design can improve the ability of naturally occurring antibodies to recognize different flu strains and may hasten the development of more effective flu therapies and vaccines.

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Flulapalooza set for Sept. 26

Sep. 20, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is ready for its eighth annual mass influenza vaccination event, set for Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the area between Light Hall and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital.

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Flu Fighter: Dr. James Crowe is leading a global effort to take the guesswork out of the flu shot

Feb. 6, 2018—From Vanderbilt Magazine: James Crowe, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, hopes to create a universal flu vaccine--permanently eliminating the problem of ineffective or under-effective annual flu shots.

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My Southern Health: Got the flu? Here’s why you need to stay home

Jan. 5, 2018—Survey results suggest 75 percent of parents leave the house with the flu—and they’re spreading it to others.

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What you need to know about this year’s flu

Jan. 5, 2018—Discover what strains are prominent, how effective this year’s vaccine is, and how hard the virus has hit Tennessee so far.

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Post-flu risks a growing concern for the elderly

Nov. 21, 2017—Infectious disease experts are warning that flu can lead to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and disability in elderly patients for months after they have recovered from their illness.

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Disparities in influenza outcomes

Oct. 30, 2017—Neighborhood determinants – represented by census tract data – contribute to the risk of influenza hospitalization and could be used to guide interventions such as vaccinations to high-risk areas.

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Flu vaccine response in older adults

Jan. 25, 2017—High dose flu vaccine boosts the immune response in older adults by increasing activation of certain immune cells.

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My Southern Health: Flu shots will replace ineffective spray vaccines

Jul. 7, 2016—Take note—shots may be the only recommended vaccine option next flu season.

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How to trick a wily virus

Jul. 24, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered how human antibodies induced during testing of an experimental “bird flu” vaccine kill the virus.

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Flu surveillance study tracks pediatric vaccination rates

Jan. 8, 2015—A study appearing in the January edition of Pediatrics, led by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, looks at how Nashville children ages 6 months through 5 years fared over 11 consecutive flu seasons concluding in 2010-11.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

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