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'Defensive' action by influenza viruses demonstrated by Hebrew university researcher
...n Institute of Life Sciences, has demonstrated how flu
viruses counteract the symmetrel drug. Assisting h.... Administered at an early stage at the onset of flu
symptoms, symmetrel is intended to destroy the virus by binding to and blocking a proton-conducting ...
Study of flu patients reveals virus outsmarting key drug
...ug envisioned as a front-line defense for the next flu
pandemic might have a genetic Achilles' heel that ...and hosts. In a pandemic caused by a new strain of flu
virus, new vaccines would need to be developed to cope with changes the virus creates to escape immu...
Evolvability could be a driving force in drug resistance
...Similar observations on the rapid mutability among flu
viruses and other invading pathogens provide additional evidence, they said. "The implication is that the drugs we have developed to fight invading pathogens also confer selective pressure on the evolvability of the pathogens themselves," Earl said. ...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...stem and enhance the effectiveness of the injected flu
vaccine. Their findings appear in the July 2004 i...ore new means of improving immune responses to the flu
virus vaccine. "During influenza epidemics, the rate of hospitalization in the elderly is h...
Asian bird flu became highly pathogenic through continued circulation and gene swapping
...ment. HA and NA are two proteins on the surface of flu
viruses that permit the virus to infect cells and ...esearchers. If this gene were passed on to a human flu
virus during reassortment in an animal infected with both avian and human influenza viruses, the res...
Scientists learn how adjuvant makes vaccines effective
...is, Haemophilus influenzae (Hib), typhoid and some flu
vaccines. No one fully understands why adjuvants boost the effectiveness of nonliving vaccines. Several theories have been proposed but none have been widely accepted. The National Jewish team was investigating a phenomenon known as MHC class II sig...
First time in the U.S.: Saint Louis University tests third-generation vaccine against smallpox
... tested will be administered intramuscularly, as a flu
shot is given, or subcutaneously between the skin and muscle, as an insulin shot is given. The study will enroll 90 adult volunteers into six different groups. MVA-BN will be given in three different dose strengths alone or in combination with Dryva...
Dietary supplement shows promise for improving immune function in the elderly
... getting the "flu" even though they have had their flu
shot. Restoration of immune function is keenly needed for the improvement of quality of life in the elderly as this segment of the population is rapidly growing. The use of dietary manipulation and supplementation has been identified as a method of i...
Pioneering flu researcher wins major Imperial scientific award
...t first deciphered the molecular detail of how the flu
virus latches on to and infects a cell, and subseq...virus fuses with the cell membrane. He found that flu
virus uses a pH-controlled system, which triggers a large structural change in HA to unveil a specia...
Chicken genome assembled
...o researchers worldwide. Recent outbreaks of avian flu
have accelerated scientists' interest in learning more about the chicken genome and how genetic variation may play a role in the susceptibility of different strains to the disease. In addition to its tremendous economic value as a source of eggs and ...
New 'Understanding Evolution' Web site provides one-stop-shop for nation's science teachers
...pecies. "To understand why we have to get a yearly flu
shot, or why we need to manage rainbow trout and steelhead populations together, you have to understand evolution," Lindberg said. One of those who worked on the project, Al Janulaw, an elementary and middle school science teacher for 32 years, think...
Veterinarians, wildlife experts applaud China's ban of wild bird trade
...wild bird markets would reduce the spread of Avian flu
and a myriad of other infectious diseases. The markets needlessly place tens of thousands of wild and domestic birds in close quarters, allowing diseases to make the jump between wild animals, livestock, and ultimately humans. Then on Feb. 10th, C...
A link between thimerosal and the brain: Can vaccines affect central nervous system function?
...tries, thimerosal is still very common. Multi-dose flu
vaccines still contain thimerosal. Additionally, the scientists recently obtained more insight into the mechanism by which thimerosal interferes with folate-dependent methylation. It acts by inhibiting the biosynthesis of the active form of vitamin B...
Researchers determine reason for deadly spread of 1918 influenza
...s do not apply to the new virulent strain of avian flu
that is threatening to spread, they do emphasize h..., the hemagglutinin of the current strain of avian flu
that has killed people in Asia exposed to infected birds is closer to that of the Hong Kong flu. "Bu...
Scientists at Scripps Research Institute describe structure of receptor on surface of 1918 flu virus
...re of a protein called hemagglutinin from the 1918 flu
virus. This "antigenic" surface protein is the fir...918 virus were different from those found on other flu
viruses, people's immune systems were unaccustomed to them and unable to fight off the Spanish Flu. ...
Avian flu: Shut down wild bird markets, experts say
...nd most obvious ways to reduce the threat of avian flu
spreading both globally and regionally through the...port of pet birds from Asian countries where avian flu
has been detected. WCS also says that one proposed solution of killing the free-ranging wildlife ...
Vietnam last on vaccine list
...are impeding efforts to ensure an outbreak of bird flu
in Vietnam does not result in a deadly human pande...orm capable of spreading from person to person. A flu
vaccine that might help prevent this will soon become available, but instead of going to Vietnam it ...
New findings can help parents looking to combat number of kids' sick days
...al strategies for combating the number of cold and flu
symptom days among youngsters. A report by Canad...mber of days) of URTIs. Subjects recorded cold and flu
symptoms each day of the month by using a set of codes provided with the log. The severity of the sy...
With flu season coming, don't forgetexercise?
...ter around the corner, Americans are lining up for flu
shots, stocking up on cough and cold medicines, and taking inventory of what antibiotics they may again need. Despite expansive planning, few remember two low-tech staples that can be easily and affordably added to their first line defenses against t...
U. of Colorado team developing 'Flu Chip' for fast, accurate diagnosis
... swiftly diagnosing respiratory illness for future flu
seasons. The Flu Chip will allow doctors and publi...identification of any biological pathogen, such as flu
A, anthrax or SARS, requires a reliable and relatively inexpensive analytical system that can be wid...
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