Welcome to BioMed Central's Influenza Gateway, highlighting the latest research from BioMed Central journals on influenza-related topics.
Human monoclonal single chain antibodies specific to the M2 protein of H5N1 influenza virus were produced and shown to inhibit viral replication, providing a possible treatment for infection.
A study of respiratory disease in Zhuhai, China, found seasonal patterns of influenza virus, respiratory syncytial virus, and human metapneumovirus as well as correlations between some viruses with air temperature or air humidity.
In this Q&A we talk to Yehuda Shoenfeld about the syndrome, ASIA (Autoimmune or Autoinflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants) and discuss his recommendations regarding further research in the field.
A virulent outbreak of H7N3 avian influenza in Mexican chickens was due to a virus that acquired its multi-basic cleavage site from host 28S rRNA, the first time this has been observed in nature.
Guest Editor Martin Hibberd highlights advances in genomics, metagenomics and other high-throughput approaches for studying human-microbe interactions in health and disease, and the applications for medicine.
Shevin Jacob et al. discuss the ‘Integrated Management of Adolescent and Adult Illness District Clinician Manual’ sepsis management guidelines for resource-limited settings, highlighting the importance of ensuring sepsis research is undertaken in such locations.
Arthur Slutsky and colleagues review novel approaches to counteract ventilator-induced lung injury in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, discussing studies that minimize biotrauma and the underlying pathophysiology.
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