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September 2016

New Technologies May Speed Flu Vaccine Testing

New Technologies May Speed Flu Vaccine Testing

The AIR™ Platform, a silicon chip and imaging system marketed by Adarza Biosystems, can detect immune responses to flu virus and vaccines alike.  With a small blood sample, doctors can confirm a suspected flu infection, see if a vaccine induces a desired immune response, or predict which strains of flu will affect people in the coming flu season.

URMC Neurologist Receives International Neurovirology Award

URMC Neurologist Receives International Neurovirology Award

Harris “Handy” Gelbard, M.D., Ph.D., will receive the Hilary Koprowski Prize in Neurovirology at the International Symposium on Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease at Drexel University on September 14. The award  recognizes Gelbard's efforts to treat brain disorders associated with HIV.