influenza

The Xpert Xpress Flu can detect both influenza A and B virus in 20 minutes from either nasopharyngeal or nasal swabs.

The US National Institutes of Health has ended its ban on gain-of-function viral research and unveiled a framework for reviewing such work.

Samples collected at live poultry markets in China identified birds carrying several low pathogenic avian influenza virus subtypes and various mixed infections.

Sekisui will distribute Mesa's point-of-care molecular system for flu A/fB in the US and Canada, pending approval from regulators.

The Universal Influenza Vaccine Initiative, led by Vanderbilt and the Human Vaccines Project, has turned to omics and AI to create more effective flu vaccines.

Berg will use its Interrogative Biology platform in order to assess potential biomarkers of seasonal influenza vaccination outcomes.

The multiplexed assay is the second available on the Panther Fusion system and the FDA is reviewing a third, the Panther Fusion AdV/hMPV/RV assay.

University of Chicago researchers combined epidemiological and viral gene evolution data to refine influenza modeling.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: transcriptome study of a cold-tolerant plant, deep sequencing of clinical influenza A samples, and more.

The assay runs on the Panther Fusion system, which combines transcription-mediated amplification, real-time TMA, and real-time PCR with full sample-to-result automation.

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An analysis of UK Biobank data finds hemochromatosis to be more prevalent than thought, according to the BBC.

An analysis finds that female biomedical researchers receive fewer prizes than male ones, and when they do win prizes, they are less prestigious.

In Nature this week: improved genomic analysis using a graph genome reference, tumor mutational burden could predict clinical response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, and more.

Federal researchers tell the Los Angeles Times that the shutdown is causing missed research opportunities as they try to keep their experiments going.