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WHO expert to edit first international influenza title as pandemic fears grow

One of the world's leading flu experts, Alan Hampson, a member of the World Healt...ment" says Alan Hampson. "The development of avian flu and conditions like SARS have given added impetus to the very real concern about the potential risk ...

Plant-cell-produced technologies-cutting edge approach to bringing solutions to the market

...plied quite quickly to other diseases - with avian flu a prime target. This approval represents an innovative milestone for the company and the industry. The Dow AgroSciences Concert Plant-Cell-Produced System represents a new category of plant-made vaccines. This leading edge technology utilises plant ...

New approach to vaccine development provides potent, long-lasting immunity

...iple times in the same patient, such as for annual flu vaccination, or in preventing multiple different infections or cancers in the same patient or in the general population." Taken together, the investigators say their findings have implications for the development of vaccines that involve cell-mediate...

Space technology to help hospitals contain spread of avian flu infection

...ns from hospitals to prepare for eventual pandemic flu outbreaks, the French company AirInSpace, with sup...ients against airborne pathogens such as the avian flu virus. Independent tests conducted at the Laboratory of Virology and Viral Pathogenesis in Lyon, Fr...

Five Spanish hospitals in international phase III trial with H5N1 influenza pandemic vaccine

...k exists, and it is increased when cases of animal flu are found in humas, such in the case of H5N1. The hundred of death cases documented until now can give an idea of the potential danger we are facing. Furthermore, there are two circumstances that worsen this situation: this virus can mutate rapidly, ...

Children's Hospital Boston presents at the 2006 Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting

...06 Presentation Time: 3:30 PM In this age of avian flu and other emerging infections, real-time disease surveillance systems with "live" data feeds from emergency departments (ED) have become a top national priority. Dr. Florence Bourgeois and colleagues at Children's Hospital Boston now report that in...

Taxpayer Alliance supports senate bill broadening access to federal research

...; whether it is speeding a response to a potential flu pandemic, developing energy alternatives or putting the brakes on global warming, access to publicly funded science is more critical than ever. Joseph added, "The Alliance is encouraged by Congressional leaders who agree that we can do much more to l...

Biodesign Institute participates in first-of-its-kind 'coyote' disaster preparedness drill

...r team will plan a possible simulation of its bird flu based systems for assessing pandemic preparedness."...

Flu news: Study in 8,475 young children points to a more effective influenza vaccine

...en against influenza infection than the injectable flu shot. This is especially significant because this age group is among the most vulnerable to flu infection, and they tend to spread influenza around to other family members." The data indicate that...

Potential vaccine developed for deadly leishmaniasis disease

... the empty envelope of the influenza virus. These flu virus shells contain none of the infectious genetic material in full-fledges flu viruses. The virosome also acts as an "adjuvant," boosting the immune response of the candidate vacc...

Georgia Tech computer program designed to halt pandemics installed in Georgia

...s emergency situations, such as anthrax, smallpox, flu pandemic or natural disaster. Lee continues to add to RealOpt's capabilities, and is currently adding a disease propagation component to the system. The addition would help to analyze the disease's spread within treatment sites and possible ways to h...

Top federal officials to speak at 20-21 April AAAS policy forum

...logy policy issues, will feature sessions on avian flu and other global health threats; protecting the in... involved in monitoring the global spread of avian flu and its potential impact on human health. Gerberding recently acknowledged that the 2007 budget prop...

Avian flu modeled on supercomputer, explores vaccine and isolation options for thwarting a pandemic

...ould be particularly effective in slowing pandemic flu spread in the U.S.," added Longini. The results show that advance preparation of a modestly effective vaccine in large quantities appears to be preferable to waiting for the development of a well-matched vaccine that may not become available until a ...

Duke to test bird flu vaccine dosing

...ll test a modified form of an investigational bird flu vaccine to determine whether the vaccine still tri...ccurs," he said. The study will use an inactivated flu virus vaccine based on a strain taken from a Vietnamese patient in 2004. "There is no live flu virus...

Sweetgum tree could help lessen shortage of bird flu drug

...ical needed to make a lifesaving drug against bird flu a drug that is currently in short supply worldwid...y as Tamiflu which is used to fight many types of flu viruses. Some health experts believe that this and similar antiviral drugs could help save lives by ...

Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Bionostra Group collaborate to develop avian flu vaccine

...gious Bionostra Group of Spain to develop an avian flu vaccine. The vaccine will protect against the lethal infection of the H5N1 virus. Founded in 2000, Bionostra - - in collaboration with members of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientficas (CSIC) which is the Spanish High Council of Scientif...

Horse antibodies against the bird flu virus H5N1 are effective as treatment in mice

Antibodies against the bird flu virus H5N1, derived from horses, prevent mice infected with H5N1 from dying from the virus. A study published today in the open access journal Respiratory Research ( http://respiratory-research.com ) reveals that a dose of 100 g of horse anti-serum e...

Researchers reverse juvenile diabetes in animal model; Clinical trial FDA approved

... The symptoms of type 1 diabetes can resemble the flu in children. Type 1 diabetes tends to run in families. Brothers and sisters of children with type 1 diabetes have about a 10 percent chance of developing the disease by age 50. The identical twin of a person with type 1 diabetes has a 25 percent to...

CASCADE researchers call for open discussions about EU chemicals legislation

... as compared to the 62% who are worried about bird flu type viruses. The EU proposal for legislation called REACH suggests that all chemicals used in industry must be registered, evaluated and approved and that the spread of potentially harmful chemicals be limited.CASCADE studies different aspects of en...

Purdue project could help pets serve as disease watchdogs

...g will become critical to stop the spread of avian flu virus and other diseases that might affect humans....us in pet birds or cats, Glickman said. "The avian flu virus could be the 'black plague' of veterinary medicine, but we can be proactive through early dete...

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