With computer models and lab experiments, researchers are working on a strategy for vaccines that could protect against any influenza virus.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~8 min
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A variety of MIT research projects could aid efforts to detect and prevent the spread of coronavirus.
March 12, 2020 • ~11 min
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Improving the rate of handwashing at just 10 major airports could significantly slow the spread of a viral disease, researchers estimate.
Feb. 6, 2020 • ~8 min
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Study could shed light on how many other proteins bind with membrane cholesterol.
Nov. 20, 2017 • ~5 min
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Influenza viruses can hijack host cellular machinery to help mutated viral proteins fold and function.
Sept. 26, 2017 • ~7 min
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Asian flu strains can enter North America through Alaska, study finds.
March 17, 2017 • ~7 min
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Tests in mice show the vaccines work against Ebola, influenza, and a common parasite.
July 4, 2016 • ~8 min
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High-speed imaging shows how fluid breaks apart in air, may help identify super-spreaders.
Feb. 10, 2016 • ~6 min
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New research suggests ways to reduce the likelihood that individuals and groups will become infected with influenza.
June 10, 2015 • ~3 min
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MIT study finds evidence that a new strain of H1N1 may carry dangerous mutations.
March 11, 2015 • ~7 min
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