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    Yarraman Flu or Horse Flu? Words and Graphics Influence Willingness to Vaccinate
    Research
    Jun 21, 2017

    Yarraman Flu or Horse Flu? Words and Graphics Influence Willingness to Vaccinate

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    “Yarraman flu is a virus quickly infecting the U.S. .…” The mock announcement was enough to make readers worry. But when the name of the hypothetical illness was changed to “horse flu”, readers reported being less motivated to get a vaccine that would prevent them from contracting the illness. The research was published as two studies in Vaccine and Emerging Infectious Diseases. ... Read More

    Population Health Sciences
    Research
    Oct 20, 2015

    Building Immune System Memory

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    A study led by the University of Utah School of Medicine has identified molecular mechanisms that control an immune cell’s ability to remember. They found that in helper T cells, the proteins Oct1 and OCA-B work together to put immune response genes on standby so that they are easily activated when the body is re-exposed to a pathogen. The research, which could inform strategies for developing better vaccines, was performed in collaboration with scientists from The Broad Institute and University of Michigan, and published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine.... Read More

    Pathology