Medical News Today, Oct. 3, 2006 Encouraging results of studies on the peramivir as a treatment for flu was presented Saturday at the 46th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in San Francisco. The research was performed by Dr. Slobodan Paessler at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.