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How long will the coronavirus vaccines protect you? Experts weigh in.

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Second Opinion with Joan Lunden and Dave Topham

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Chip on a card would detect COVID-19 antibodies in a minute

Researchers in Rochester, led by Benjamin Miller, the Dean’s Professor of Dermatology and a professor of biomedical engineering, optics, and biochemistry and biophysics, are developing an optical chip on a disposable card that can detect exposure to multiple viruses within a minute—including the coronavirus that causes COVID-19—from a single drop of blood.

Adarza Shifts Focus to SARS-CoV-2 in Anticipation
of Protein Biosensor Launch

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Sangster Weighs in on COVID-19 Vaccine, Antibodies

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NIAID Funding Awarded

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New URMC Coronavirus Research Examines Immune Response

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Respiratory Virus Surveillance

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WXXI Second Opinion - Vaccines with Dr. Topham


"A label-free, multiplex glycan microarray biosensor for influenza virus detection"

Authors: Hanyuan Zhang, Alanna M. Klose, and Benjamin L. Miller

This article has also been selected to be featured in ACS Editors' Choice in addition to being published in Bioconjugate Chemistry.

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A hopeful antidote
Rochester Beacon, March 5, 2020

Needle-Free Flu Vaccine Patch Effective in Early Study
URMC News, September 16, 2019

These less common proteins may help fend off the flu
ScienceDaily, March 12, 2019

Will Your Flu Shot Weaken as Flu Season Drags On?
WebMD, February 25, 2019

Is It Too Soon to Get the Flu Vaccine?
Consumer Reports, September 8, 2018

The ghost of influenza past and the hunt for a universal vaccine
Nature, August 8, 2018

Horses Get the Flu, Too
URMC News, April 30, 2018

Connections: When could we see the next flu pandemic?
WXXI Connections Podcast, April 16, 2018

For a better influenza vaccine, focus on the neglected “N”
UChicago Medicine, April 5, 2018

Flu shot fail: Why doesn't the vaccine always work?
NBC News, February 15, 2018

Why baby boomers are more vulnerable to 2018 flu.
13 WHAM News, February 7, 2018

Search for universal flu vaccine underway in Rochester
Daily Messenger, News 10NBC, February 6, 2018

Connections: Why is this year's flu season worse than usual?
WXXI News, February 1, 2018

Research to create a Universal Flu Vaccine being conducted in Rochester
Spectrum News, January 27, 2018

Should You Get a Flu Shot After the Flu?
Consumer Reports, January 27, 2018

Could this be a better way to build a flu vaccine?
CNN, January 18, 2018

Three flu deaths in Monroe County, what doctors say to watch out for., January 17, 2018

Nursing homes protecting residents against deadly H3N2 flu
13 WHAM, January 2018

Here’s another reason to get flu shots every year
NBC News, January 8, 2018

How effective is this year's flu shot?
WHEC, December 1, 2017

Toward a Universal Flu Vaccine
WCAI Radio, November 28, 2017

Why Do We Still Grow Flu Vaccines in Chicken Eggs?
Healthline, November 27, 2017

Penn study pinpoints why last year's flu shot was a dud
Philly Voice, November 6, 2017

Experts Outline Pathway to a Universal Influenza Vaccine
NIH News Releases, October 17, 2017

Flu spreads across 40 states, February 13, 2017

Your Dog May Soon Get the Flu Vaccine Too
Time, January 30, 2017

What's in a Flu Vaccine
Penn Medicine News, December 28, 2016

URMC researchers shining a light on flu to develop a better vaccine
13WHAM News, December 7, 2016

Illuminating the flu, A new technology could make it easier for researchers to fight a host of diseases
ScienceLine, December 5, 2016

Flu Season: 10 Things Everyone Needs to Know This Year
Across America Patch, October 18, 2016

A Rare Mutation Found in Flu Virus Leads to New Vaccination Approaches
Gator Premedical Guide, October 8, 2016

Researchers discover rare flu-thwarting mutation
EurekAlert, October 3, 2016

URMC Researchers Discover Rare Flu-Thwarting Mutation
URMC News, September 28, 2016

Getting a flu shot? It may be better to wait
CNN, September 27, 2016

New Technologies May Speed Flu Vaccine Testing
Research@URMC, September 12, 2016

Did the flu kill Prince? We don’t know for sure, but it’s possible
STAT News, April 21, 2016

Flu Vaccines Might be Aiming at the Wrong Target, Study Shows
NBC News, April 20, 2016

Scientists Seek to Improve Flu Vaccine for the Very Young
URMC Newsroom, February 11, 2016

URMC study: New nasal spray flu vaccine could be safe for children under two
13WHAM, February 11, 2016

Study identifies antibodies isolated from individuals with seasonal flu vaccinations that neutralize H7N9 and other influenza strains
UChicago Medicine, February 17, 2015

Flu Fighters: Does That Shot Make a Difference?
Patients & Families: Health Matters, January 19, 2015

Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When
Patients & Families: Health Matters, October 7, 2015

Rochester Researchers Receive $3 Million to Study Flu
NYICE Renewal Press Release, April 10, 2014

Researchers Call for Deeper Study of H7N9 Bird Flu Virus
Research@URMC, August 12, 2013

Mosmann Awarded Novartis Prize for Basic Immunology
July 1, 2013

Bird flu: US safe from two new viruses - so far
NBC News, May 12, 2013

URMC Enrolling Patients to Test Live Pandemic Flu Vaccines
April 9, 2013

Tracking the flu with technology and Twitter
CNN, January 30, 2013

A Man of Many Hats
Rochester Medicine, Vol. 3 - 2012

Down with Flu? Scientists Want to Study Your Germs
December 11, 2012

Volunteers Needed for Two Flu Vaccine Studies
October 10, 2012

Researchers Use Mathematical Modeling to Intensify Study of Potentially Deadly Flu Viruses
November 10, 2010

Your Mind is Your Best Weapon Against Any Flu
May 8, 2009