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Some flu viruses potentially more dangerous than others Certain subtypes of avian influenza viruses have the potential to cause more severe disease in humans than other avian influenza subtypes and should be monitored carefully to prevent spread of...
Medical News Today | Nov 21, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Plant MIR2911 - 'Virological penicillin' directly targets influenza A viruses In a new study, Chen-Yu Zhang's group at Nanjing University present an extremely novel finding that a plant microRNA, MIR2911, which is enriched in honeysuckle, directly targets influenza A viruses...
Medical News Today | Oct 8, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mathematical tool could help emergency services deal with Ebola, pandemics An evolutionary analysis of public health data during a major disease outbreak, such as bird flu, E.
Medical News Today | Sep 10, 2014 11:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Naturally acquired mutations in the avian H3N8 flu virus allow the infection to spread in mammals via respiratory droplets A study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists found the avian influenza A H3N8 virus that killed harbor seals along the New England coast can spread through respiratory droplets and...
Medical News Today | Sep 5, 2014 2:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Vaccination against H5N1 flu virus generates broadly reactive antibodies Vaccine researchers have developed a strategy aimed at generating broadly cross-reactive antibodies against the influenza virus: embrace the unfamiliar.
Medical News Today | Aug 27, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Positive results for BiondVax in a study demonstrating the effectiveness of the vaccination against a new class of deadly bird flu viruses BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd, developer of a universal flu vaccine, has announced successful completion of studies in mice that validated the effectiveness of the company's vaccine against an...
Medical News Today | Jul 30, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Targeting immune response rather than flu virus offers potential for new drugs The seriousness of disease often results from the strength of immune response, rather than with the virus, itself.
Medical News Today | Jul 24, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Tackling immune response could be promising new direction for flu drugs A new study suggests targeting the immune response - rather than the virus - may be an effective way for drugs to fight H7N9 avian flu and other highly virulent pathogens.
Medical News Today | Jul 22, 2014 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Patient choice and hospital capacity during a pandemic Allowing patients to choose which hospital they attend when suffering illness during a pandemic rather than assigning them to a specific healthcare facility is appealing to patients during such a...
Medical News Today | Jul 9, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The risk of H7N9 infection is mapped in Asia Since 2013, two epidemic waves of avian influenza H7N9 human infections have affected China, with over 400 human cases reported to date, a case fatality rate of approximately 30%, and no human to...
Medical News Today | Jun 19, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend