Influenza

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*heavy-sigh* HIV Research World is infecting other fields: A Highly Conserved Neutralizing Epitope on Group 2 Influenza A Viruses Media coverage of referenced paper: Discovery of Natural Antibody Brings a Universal Flu Vaccine a Step Closer No, it doesnt. Unless if by ‘universal flu vaccine’ you actually mean ‘gene therapy for everyone instead of flu…

Food is not medicine: Vitamin D

I dont understand people who view food as medicine. Well, I mean, I guess I do. Theyre terrified of disease X/Y/Z (even if X/Y/Z is treatable/preventable with modern medicine), and they think a component of food helps treat/prevent disease X/Y/Z, so they religiously eat said food. So I guess I mean to say “People who…

Earlier this week, Peter Palese visited our Uni (he made it through Oklahomas version of hazing: a night of tornadoes, LOL!). I gotta say, man, that guy might be one of the biggest names in influenza/virology research. He might have a few hundred publications. He might be a member of the National Academy. But that…

Hey, you all remember a while back, there was that cheerleader that got the seasonal flu vaccine, and then all hell broke loose? Turns out, wasnt dystonia, it was psychogenic. And apparently, shes fine now: Minor problem: Steve Novella, while he is a great advocate for rational, science-based medicine, totally missed the mark with that…