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Flu shot effective against drifted influenza, nasal spray vaccine less so

... strains in vaccines, the traditional killed-virus flu shot was found to be effective in preventing influ...omes were determined by laboratory confirmation of flu infection, a University of Michigan study found. Earlier studies had suggested that the nasal spray...

Technology exists to keep E. coli out of food

...ling all bacteria and viruses. It even kills avian flu and anthrax spores," Feirtag said....

Protein's tail may be flu virus's achilles heel

...ains of influenza, including those that cause bird flu as well as the common variety that infects millions each flu season. The research, published online today by Nature, offers tantalizing evidence of a potential...

New research predicts US entry of H5N1 avian influenza

...S. Dr. Kilpatrick and colleagues predict that bird flu will most likely be introduced to countries in the...arison, poultry trade was responsible for two bird flu introductions to countries in Africa and nine important introductions in Asia where the disease is s...

Flu can bide time in icy limbo before re-emerging, BGSU biologist states

... to them. For instance, survivors of the worldwide flu pandemic of 1918 had immunity to the responsible s... World Health Organization annually considers what flu strains are emerging in hopes of tailoring vaccines accordingly. Sometimes theyre wrong, he says. We...

UNH research uses satellite observation to track avian flu

...unravel the complex risk factors involved in avian flu ecology. For example, using imagery of varying resolution from different types of satellites, the team can map and track the spatial-temporal dynamics of crop cultivations (when planted, harvested, etc.) and wetlands. Used in conjunction with other ...

First-time analysis reveals millions of Europeans left at risk from influenza

...eath and illness from influenza, and contribute to flu pandemic preparedness in Europe by increasing vaccine production and distribution capacity," continued Dr Osterhaus. Influenza experts from Solvay Pharmaceuticals in collaboration with a research team at Mapi Values in the UK, took on this project ...

Setting the stage to find drugs against SARS

...uch as the viruses that cause SARS, AIDS, and bird flu are much more difficult to obtain," said Brookhaven biologist Walter Mangel, the lead author of the paper. "Even if a vaccine is available, antiviral agents are important in stopping the spread of highly infectious viruses. If antiviral agents for S...

Scientists find mutations that let bird flu adapt to humans

... viruses recognize different cell receptors. Avian flu viruses have demonstrated an ability to evolve to ...n patients are exposed at the same time to a human flu virus and an avian flu virus. Most viruses, including influenza, readily swap genes with one another...

New study finds on/off switch for septic shock

..., an important factor in what killed people in the flu pandemic of 1918," he says. Dr. Schneider and his colleagues focused on one of the key genes that regulate cytokine production called auf1, which has been extensively studied in tissue culture but not in animals. In an attempt to move the research...

How diet, obesity and even gum disease may affect immune system and cancer

...duce the effectiveness of common vaccines, such as flu and tetanus. According to Connie Rogers, Ph.D., MPH, a research fellow at the Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, several studies over the years have implicated obesity with diminishing imm...

With BYU partner, FSU's Magnet Lab researchers deciphering flu virus

.... -- As the Northern Hemisphere braces for another flu season, researchers at Florida State University's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory are making strides toward better understanding the mechanics of the virus that causes it -- a virus that kills between one-quarter and one-half million people e...

10 million people a year are affected by zoonotic viruses spread by non-human hosts

...rus. "Although the number of cases of human bird flu deaths is relatively small when compared with diseases such as Rabies and Dengue, the publicity generated by those deaths has helped to raise awareness of zoonotic diseases. "We now need to build on that awareness and ensure that the international...

Your genes may hold key to how sick you get from the flu

..., Fla. (Nov. 3, 2006) _ With lessons from the 1918 flu pandemic in the rearview mirror and the avian flu a looming obstacle in the road ahead, researchers from Southern Illinois University School of Medici...

Information on bird flu cases poorly recorded, scientists say

... measures, and the disposition of resources." Bird flu is typically studied by veterinarians and virologists. The article's authors, Ma Yasu, Chris J. Feare, Leon Bennun, and Wolfgang Fiedler, made use of the Aiwatch (avian influenza watch) e-mail forum to gather information for their article from source...

New study has important implications for flu surveillance

...us and predicting which strains should be used for flu vaccine. The study, which will be published in the...d representative collection of the two most common flu strains (called H3N2 and H1N1) from the 1995-2005 flu seasons in New York state and New Zealand. The...

Data show treatment with Remicade reduced hospitalizations for ulcerative colitis patients by half

...gns of an infection such as fever, fatigue, cough, flu or warm, red or painful skin while taking REMICADE, tell your doctor right away. Also, tell your doctor if you are scheduled to receive a vaccine or if you have lived in a region where histoplasmosis or coccidioidomycosis is common. Reports of a t...

Pitt receives $2.75 million to prevent spread of flu in public schools

...s recent national guidance to schools on improving flu surveillance and outbreak detection, limiting the ...sfully prevented. This is useful information every flu season, but it also will be applicable in the event of a serious pandemic such as might be caused by...

Fortress America?

...inst natural diseases too. "If something works for flu and for bioweapons as well, why not do that?" says Tucker....

Rutgers-led group lands $2.55 million to advance high school biology and math

...eases, including contemporary threats such as bird flu and bioterrorism. "Modern biology is increasingly an information science, closely tied to the tools and methods of mathematics," said Fred Roberts, principal investigator on the grant and director of the university's Center for Discrete Mathematics ...

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