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Cell barrier shows why bird flu not so easily spread among humans

...or receptor that is the key that permits the avian flu virus to enter a cell. Flu viruses, like many othe...erinary Medicine, is that existing strains of bird flu must undergo key genetic changes to become the type of flu pathogen most feared by biomedical scient...

Most Americans do not expect widespread human cases of avian flu in US in the next year

... is very concerned. However, should cases of avian flu emerge in poultry or humans in this country, the p...y are concerned about the potential spread of bird flu in the United States (Figure 1). However, only 15% are very concerned at the moment. A higher propor...

UQ researchers help lead the way in bird flu research

...of the Commonwealth Government's $6.5 million bird flu research program. Professor Anton Middelberg, fro...epare Australia for any potential outbreak of bird flu in the event of a global pandemic. The research will also investigate new treatments, preventative m...

Westmead leads Australian bird flu research

... the urgent need for knowledge about this virulent flu strain, researchers at Westmead Millennium Institu...stic system that can identify the presence of bird flu in a human sample within 2 hours. This project has been established in partnership with the Universi...

Grants put ANU in bird flu fight frontline

...virals, and $239,570 for research into inactivated flu vaccines. Researchers at the ANU College of Scien..., known as a cytokine storm, which causes death in flu victims. Professor Ian Clarke from the ANU Research School of Chemistry will lead a team screening f...

New influenza vaccine takes weeks to mass produce

...today at the 2006 ASM Biodefense Research The next flu pandemic could happen any time," says Keyang Wang, a scientist at Protein Sciences Corporation (PSC) and a researcher on the study. "The most effective method to control such an outbreak is the widespread use of a vaccine, preferably in a pro-active...

New teams join network to model pandemic flu, other infectious outbreaks

... developing computer-based simulations of pandemic flu and other infectious disease outbreaks, the Nation... project involves simulating outbreaks of a deadly flu strain in different regions of the world and then evaluating the effects of various intervention mea...

Human trial proves ricin vaccine safe, induces neutralizing antibodies; further tests planned

...ache that might be experienced with a tetanus or a flu shot, said Dr. Robert Munford, a professor of internal medicine and a collaborator on the study. Based on the protection they observed in the mice injected with ricin mixed with human-produced antibodies, the researchers projected that a RiVax-vacci...

Vaccine provides 100 percent protection against avian flu virus in animal study

...nnounced they have genetically engineered an avian flu vaccine from the critical components of the deadly... protected mice and chickens from infection. Avian flu has devastated bird populations in Southeast Asia and Europe and so far has killed more than 80 peop...

Trace the money

... govern human travel - in the light of an imminent flu pandemic a knowledge of great importance. Quantita...g mobility, and increasing traffic intensity. Bird flu (avian influenza A), the possible emergence of a new human "supervirus", and a potential worldwide f...

UW scientists unravel critical genetic puzzle for flu virus replication

...uch is known about the genes and inner workings of flu viruses, how the microbe organizes its genetic con...y of biology. Now, with the help of a long-studied flu virus, an electron microscope and a novel idea of how the virus aligns segments of RNA as it prepare...

Bird flu poses threat to international security, Illinois scholar says

...issue of Defense and Security Analysis, said avian flu poses a potential threat to human security on two ...date, only 80 deaths have been attributed to avian flu worldwide by the World Health Organization, and those deaths have resulted from human contact with i...

'Bird flu' infections in humans prompt new investigation at Saint Louis University

...UIS -- In 1918, nearly 40 million people died in a flu pandemic. Three such pandemics have occurred during the last 100 years. When a new strain of flu infects people, the infection can spread around the world quickly. This is what could potentially ha...

New technique for detecting ability of flu viruses to infect humans

...ave developed a technique for detecting changes in flu viruses that would precede a virus's ability to in...n array, could be used to monitor the emergence of flu strains that efficiently infect humans, including those of avian origin. The technology was develope...

Preparing for flu pandemic: Pall breathing filters can help protect patients, healthcare workers

...th and Human Services estimates that with a severe flu pandemic, 90 million Americans would become ill an...teel and 96 hours on glass slides. Although avian flu preparedness and media attention is focused on vaccine development and stockpiling of antiviral medi...

Stanford evolution research cited by Science as a 2005 breakthrough

...f the chimpanzee genome and of the 1918 avian bird flu genome, and multiple studies showing how populatio...human health by helping researchers understand how flu spreads or aiding in the discovery of disease-related genes....

Science's Breakthrough of the Year: Watching evolution in action

...icine. This year's sequencing of the 1918 pandemic flu virus could have a more immediate impact on medicine. The amazing story of flu genes preserved in permafrost and painstakingly reconstructed has a chilling coda: the deadly flu se...

LIAI initiatives battle influenza; Potential bird flu treatment among their findings

..., is also developing information for a "universal" flu vaccine, as well as researching a needle-free vacc...rus -- all of which may be applicable to the avian flu strain, known as the H5N1 virus. "We understand the devastating potential of an avian flu outbreak ...

A 2002 disease threat offers lessons for avian flu preparedness

...ealth experts discuss how best to prevent an avian flu epidemic in the United States, La Follette School of Public Affairs assistant professor Donald P. Moynihan has a few suggestions. He outlines his ideas in a 2005 report, "Leveraging Collaborative Networks in Infrequent Emergency Situations," for the ...

X-rays good predictor of survival in avian flu patients

... x-rays show distinctive disease patterns of avian flu in humans that are good predictors of patient surv...ns of infection in the lung is found in both avian flu and SARS," Dr. Qureshi said. "However, additional abnormalities we discovered in avian flu patients-...

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