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Worlds largest scientific society convenes its regional meeting June 11-13 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

...Tuesday, June 12, 2001 1:30 5:00 p.m. How do flu drugs really work? — In the context of a b..., the presenter will explain what happens when the flu virus infects us and how the virus is replicated. The virus life cycle will be examined as well as t...

Scary study: Selenium deficiency causes flu virus to mutate into more dangerous forms

...appreciated before," Beck said. "Here we looked at flu virus because it hospitalizes more than 100,000 pe...nsiderably longer, than animals that developed the flu but whose diets were normal. The difference between the mice's illnesses was the difference between ...

Scientists: nutritional deficiency can boost influenza virus damage

...nsiderably longer, than animals that developed the flu but whose diets were normal. Since mice and humans are similar in the way they respond to influenza infection, the chance that comparable damage occurs in humans is strong, researchers said.The difference between the mice was the difference between m...

Research on bioengineered crops, global warming and a new flu vaccine will be featured at gathering of world's largest scientific society in San Diego

...ffects and avoiding multidrug resistance. A new flu vaccine for people who are allergic to eggs. New... Embargoed until 8:45 a.m., April 2.) Egg-free flu vaccine - Austrian researchers have developed a flu vaccine that is made without egg proteins, whic...

Research on bioengineered crops, global warming and a new flu vaccine will be featured at gathering of world's largest scientific society in San Diego

...s and avoiding multidrug resistance. A new flu vaccine for people who are allergic to eggs. Newly discovered lead-contaminated factory sites across the country. Risks and benefits of biotech crops. (Note: Reporters with access to embargoed stories on EurekAlert may see a more detaile...

New egg-free flu vaccine called promising for those with egg allergy

...l 2 - Austrian researchers have developed a unique flu vaccine that is made without egg proteins, which c...least two other manufacturers are testing egg-free flu vaccines, Kistner notes that only his company is using cells that have previously been accepted by r...

Scientists discover potent protein that prevents HIV infection

... infant mortality in developed countries), and the flu virus, use a similar fusion membrane strategy to enter cells. The 5-Helix protein can be used as a model to design similar inhibitors against HRSV, for instance. The 5-Helix results also suggest a new strategy for generating antibodies against HIV, ...

Researchers discover gene responsible for cilia, lungs' natural cleaning system

...ted. Ciliated cells are injured and lost when flu viruses infect the lungs, for example. This reduces the ability of the lung to cleanse itself. Normal recovery involves regeneration of the ciliated cells by a repair process that is poorly understood. The bottom line of the research is that -- ...

Infections may trigger autoimmunity via rare, but normal process

...important influenza gene into its DNA, so that the flu gene becomes self. The gene codes for a protein ca...lind to the virus, that it wouldn't respond to the flu infection because it recognized elements of the flu virus as self," says Caton. "But that's not what...

Screensavers of the world, unite!

...past year. Others are focusing on HIV drug design, flu vaccine modeling and cancer therapy. Pande is quick to point out that it`s not easy setting up thousands of home computers to process mounds of raw genetic and protein data. ``Just giving someone 100,000 computers doesn`t solve the proble...

One in three physicians unlikely to get routine medical care

... no regular source of care were less likely to get flu shots or recommended breast, colon and prostate ca...er they underwent various cancer screenings or got flu shots in 1997. Those who had no regular source of care included the 252 (28 percent) who had no...

Biota to develop new influenza drug/Relenza® has positive results in high-risk patients

...linical study of Relenza, Biota's first generation flu drug, in over 500 high-risk influenza patients, including those with asthma and chronic lung disease. The study, which will be published shortly, demonstrated significant clinical benefit to the patients with no drug-related side effects. This result...

Oral exposure to anti-oxidant glutathione could help prevent flu infections

...be the most effective way to use the compound as a flu preventive. Glutathione, which occurs naturally i...e for glutathione as an anti-flu protectant. The flu virus is normally released from infected cells as an inactive particle. To infect another cell, it ...

Understanding how the first cells emerged

...ch pumps, using a protein called M2 from the human flu virus. Though it's highly unlikely that M2 was used by protocells, similar proteins may have been involved. "We really don't care all that much for the specific identity of the actors," says Pohorille, "we want to know if we can understand the play."...

Rare but deadly heart disease is curable, study shows

...gue, fever and muscle aches -- classic symptoms of flu -- are for a small number of patientssymptoms of a very rare but deadly form of heart disease. The condition, fulminant myocarditis, is underdiagnosed. The good news, according to a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers, is that patients who are p...

ASM statements on FY 2001 federal budget proposal: NIH, CDC, NSF

...xample of a new reemerging infectious disease. The flu epidemic of 1918 killed over 20 million people and experts predict a major pandemic for sometime this century. The threatening problem of multidrug resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) grows more serious. The capacity of the public health communit...

UW-Madison team develops technique to create flu viruses

...ch can be tailor-made to solve mysteries about how flu strains mutate, spread and cause illness. The deve...ntroduced eight plasmids - one for each segment of flu RNA -- into a common line of cells used for research. They also introduced nine other plasmids into ...

Inhaled drug useful in preventing flu

...--An antiviral drug administered once daily during flu outbreaks maybe useful in preventing type A and B ...ug zanamivir once a day for four weeks duringlocal flu outbreaks. "Zanamivir is the first of a class of antiviral drugs that inhibit both type Aand B influ...

X-Ray Concentrator Will Expand Window On High-Energy Universe

...me (above) which is crucial to the function of the flu virus. Links to480x640-pixel, 191KB JPG. (Center for Macromolecular Crystallography) But first, you have to learn the structures of these complex chemicals.NASA/Marshall has taken the lead in this promising field of biotechnology bygrowing hundreds o...

Vaccine Technology Takes Center Stage In Rochester

...mong the nationwide leaders in the testing of anew flu vaccine, given by nasal spray, that could make thedreaded flu shot a distant memory. University physician Michael Pichichero has led an effort totest in adults ...

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