Navigation Links
U.S. Closer to Viable Swine Flu Shot
Date:5/24/2009

he swine flu strain and found it is distantly connected to its closest viral relatives.

The researchers also found that the new H1N1 strain lacks genes that -- in other influenza A strains -- confer ease of transmission and virulence.

CDC officials discussed the findings at a teleconference Friday. The findings were released early in the journal Science because of the broad interest in this new strain of swine flu.

"From our analysis we have confirmed that the novel H1N1virus likely originated from pigs, based on data that each of the genetic components of this virus are most closely related to corresponding influenza virus genes identified from swine influenza viruses," said Dr. Nancy Cox, chief of CDC's Influenza Division.

However, this new virus is not similar to seasonal H1N1 viruses, she said. In their analysis of 70 samples of the new H1N1 virus from the United States and Mexico, the researchers found minor genetic differences, but consider the virus to be basically homogeneous, Cox noted.

Knowing the genetic make up of the virus makes it easier to come up with a candidate vaccine, Cox said. "We see much less variation among these new H1N1 viruses than we do for typical seasonal influenza viruses," she said.

Sequencing the virus' genetic code is also important for planning the public health response, including knowing which antiviral medications will be effective and which won't, Cox said.

And, Cox added, "We can take measures to be sure that the virus doesn't reemerge in a slightly different form."

In the future, scientists will need to keep a closer eye on pig populations to spot similar emerging flu viruses, the researchers said in the Science paper.

In the United States, most cases of the swine flu continue to be no worse than seasonal flu. Testing has found that the swine flu virus remains susceptible to two common antiviral drugs, Tamiflu and Relenza
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Related medicine news :

1. Alzheimers discovery could bring early diagnosis, treatment closer
2. Closer to an effective treatment for gum disease in smokers
3. Older Men Need to Take Closer Look for Melanomas
4. Getting Closer to Controlling Cancer Requires Funding More Laboratories and Commitment Beyond Two Years of New Stimulus, Weiner and Berg Assert in Denver Post Oped
5. UCSF Team Closer to Creating Safe Embryonic-Like Stem Cells
6. UCSF team closer to creating safe embryonic-like stem cells
7. Yale Plans Closer Look at Exercise and Cancer
8. University of Washington scientists one step closer to stopping bone loss during spaceflight
9. Scientists closer to understanding how to control high blood sugar
10. Muscular dystrophy mystery solved; Mizzou scientist moves closer to MD solution
11. Video: Pampers Together with Actress Salma Hayek Helps UNICEF Move Closer Toward Goal of Eliminating Deadly Tetanus Through Global One Pack = One Vaccine Campaign
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
U.S. Closer to Viable Swine Flu Shot 
(Date:10/20/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Allegheny General ... procedure that enables physicians to repair a damaged mitral ... MitraClip system, developed by Abbott Vascular ... a progressive and life-threatening condition in which the heart’s ... to flow backward from the heart’s left ventricle into ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 2014 ASCNYC (ascnyc.org) is a ... New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic ... recovery and self-sufficiency. Each year, ASCNYC spotlights selected ... through their tireless efforts. , Savills Studley ... has been selected as this year’s honoree for ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Ga. (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... and relationship-marketing firm, announced today that William H. ... named the 2014 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award winner. ... the achievements of an outstanding leader and industry ... and contributions in advancing the information security industry. ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... October 20, 2014 Zereana Jess-Huff, a 34-year-old ... Maryland 2014 on a platform to think outside the bra. ... uses her position to raise awareness about women’s other lady ... breast cancer. You say the color pink and everybody knows ... for a fact that it has not been won when ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 2014 My Clients Plus ( http://www.MyClientsPlus.com ... The new module enables easy administration and routing ... quality care. , This application allows users such as ... attach a to-do item to a specific client, categorize ... up reoccurring reminders for follow-ups. It's designed to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Allegheny General Hospital Introduces New, Beating-Heart Procedure for Mitral Valve Repair 2Health News:Allegheny General Hospital Introduces New, Beating-Heart Procedure for Mitral Valve Repair 3Health News:Savills Studley's Marc Shapses To Be Honored as 2014 "Positive Changemaker" by ASCNYC 2Health News:Savills Studley's Marc Shapses To Be Honored as 2014 "Positive Changemaker" by ASCNYC 3Health News:Bill Murray named 2014 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner 2Health News:Bill Murray named 2014 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner 3Health News:Bill Murray named 2014 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner 4Health News:Ovarian Cancer Survivor Mrs. Maryland Urges Media to Think Outside the Bra 2Health News:Ovarian Cancer Survivor Mrs. Maryland Urges Media to Think Outside the Bra 3Health News:My Clients Plus Announces New Workflow Management Software 2
... of death in Lake County , ... Evanston, IL (Vocus) March 12, ... a $1 million commitment to the Lake County Health Department and Community ... to addressing the steadily growing problem of diabetes in the county. , ...
... National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) will feature certification on ... of the "NCCA-MetLife Foundation Creativity Matters: Health, Wellness, and ... March 30, 31, April 1 . Anne ... at the University of Wisconsin and Founder and ...
... Well-known for its preventive care initiatives, state,s largest ... American Lung Association to provide medical professionals the ... Live Well programCHARLESTON, W.Va., March 12 The ... UniCare Health Plan of West Virginia, Inc. (UniCare) ...
... finding and help fight obesity , , THURSDAY, March 12 (HealthDay ... may keep children more active and help combat the continued ... For every park found within a half-mile of home, a ... odds of taking part in leisure walking increased by 60 ...
... What,s Safe to Eat and Who,s Most At RiskLANSING, ... food safety legislation under debate in the U.S. Senate ... that Americans are more concerned than ever when it ... alarmingly unaware of the long-term side effects of Salmonella, ...
... the forthcoming 24th Annual EAU Congress in Stockholm (SE), which ... organizing three Meet the Expert sessions. These are press meetings ... in the Press Centre of the congress venue. In these ... the experts their questions practically one-on-one. , The first session,s ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:NorthShore University HealthSystem Launches Diabetes Outreach Program for Lake County's Medically Underserved 2Health News:NorthShore University HealthSystem Launches Diabetes Outreach Program for Lake County's Medically Underserved 3Health News:NorthShore University HealthSystem Launches Diabetes Outreach Program for Lake County's Medically Underserved 4Health News:National Center for Creative Aging Features Timeslips in 'Creativity Matters' Symposium on Health, Wellness, and the Arts 2Health News:UniCare Health Plan of West Virginia Providing Assistance for Asthma Education Training 2Health News:UniCare Health Plan of West Virginia Providing Assistance for Asthma Education Training 3Health News:Kids Who Live Near Green Spaces Seem to Walk More 2Health News:Food Safety Expert: Americans Not Aware of Ongoing Risk & Complications of Salmonella Poisoning 2Health News:Food Safety Expert: Americans Not Aware of Ongoing Risk & Complications of Salmonella Poisoning 3Health News:Meet the expert sessions at the 24th Annual EAU Congress 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... Oct. 22, 2014 WHEN: Wednesday, October 29, ... registration available at: http://bit.ly/1yStiU9 SPEAKERS: ... and Visionary Innovation Research Group Senior Research ... self-assembling materials, nanobots and flexible electronics are ... transform our lives in the coming decades. ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Conn. , Oct. 22, 2014  Recently published ... have bolstered the already substantial database of evidence. This ... adoption of Stretta therapy for sufferers of ... clinical evidence supporting Stretta therapy as a ... policies that make Stretta therapy available to nearly 50 ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, California , 20 de octubre ... un líder en el campo de la pulmonología ... en su Estudio RENEW, casi 3 meses antes ... prueba fundamental de exención de dispositivo de investigación ... y Medicamentos) para el sistema de espiral de ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform Our World Beyond 2030 2Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform Our World Beyond 2030 3Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform Our World Beyond 2030 4Recent Clinical Study Data Confirms Efficacy of Stretta Therapy - Spurs Additional Insurance Coverage and Financing Round 2PneumRx concluye inscripción en prueba fundamental RENEW 2PneumRx concluye inscripción en prueba fundamental RENEW 3
... The Dual Media Set, different from ... Broth (LB) or other specially prepared medium, ... OVEREXPRESSION BROTH (OB). For cell expansion, E. ... the production of the recombinant protein is ...
...
0.3% Beef extract, 0.5% Peptone, 0.5 % Lactose....
... controls the temperature at your lab bench. This ... to 99 C*, with the "plus" being a ... C. The thermoblocks for 0.2 ml**, 0.5 ml, ... a high degree of flexibility for a multitude ...
Medicine Products: