Flu News Friday: The Latest in Influenza Vaccines

Colorized transmission electron micrograph showing H1N1 influenza virus particles. Surface proteins on the virus particles are shown in black. Credit: NIAID

1. Co-circulation of multiple influenza A reassortants in 2 swine harboring genes from seasonal human and swine 3 influenza viruses

Ryt-Hansen et al., eLife / July 27, 2021

2. Racial disparities in influenza immunization during pregnancy in the United States: A narrative review of the evidence for disparities and potential interventions

Callahan et al., Vaccine / July 24, 2021

3. The Next Target for mRNA Vaccines After Covid-19: The Flu

Denise Roland, The Wall Street Journal / July 23, 2021

4. H5 avian flu case in India

Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy / July 23, 2021

5. M2e conjugated gold nanoparticle influenza vaccine displays thermal stability at elevated temperatures and confers protection to ferrets

Ingrole et al., Vaccine / July 21, 2021

6. Dynamics of the host chromatin 3-dimensional response to influenza virus infection

Shiimori et al., International Immunology / July 19, 2021

7. Modeling influenza seasonality in the tropics and subtropics

Haokun Yuan et al., PLOS Computational Biology / June 9, 2021

8. Funding Opportunities and Information

2021 HHS Grant Funding Opportunity Announcements for the SBIR & STTR programs [Webinar]

National Institutes of Health / August 3, 2021 at 2pm ET

NIAID Research Education Program Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) [Grant]

National Institutes of Allergy & Infectious Diseases / Opens August 10, 2021 / Due September 10, 2021

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry and Re-integration into Health-Related Research Careers (Admin Supp — Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institutes of Health / Opened July 23, 2021 / Due August 26, 2021



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