It’s October: time to get your flu vaccine!

I got my flu vaccine this week, have you? Flu season in the United States lasts from October through mid-May.1 Now is the perfect time to get vaccinated against the flu. There are 13 (!!!) different types of flu vaccines approved for use in the USA.2 Vaccines can differ by method of administration (intramuscular injection,…

Mad scientists create deadly Franken-flu in lab! Film at 11!

Viruses are incredibly complex little buggers. The lab I work in studies just one aspect of herpesviruses (how they enter cells to infect them), and this involves just a handful of the many proteins that make up the virus. We have made great strides over the years to figure out herpesvirus entry, yet there is…