Navigation Links
Blood from Bird Flu Survivors Provides Breakthrough in Treatment of H5N1

US researchers report that antibodies extracted from the blood of bird flu survivors have helped cure mice infected with the dreaded H5N1 bird flu virus.

Scientists have long suspected that culling immune-system molecules from survivors could provide a new therapy for the hard-to-treat H5N1 flu strain.

If the research pans out, it could be possible to stockpile these antibodies, the immune system's search-and-destroy force, as an additional way to treat or even prevent H5N1 in case the worrisome flu strain ever mutates to spark a worldwide epidemic.

The research started when four Vietnamese adults who survived bouts of H5N1 in 2004 agreed to donate blood to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City.

At Switzerland's Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Dr. Antonio Lanzavecchia created a way to cull antibody-producing cells from the blood and keep them churning out the molecules in laboratory dishes.

In the U.S., the National Institute of Health's Dr. Kanta Subbarao tested thousands of those antibodies to tease out the handful able to kill H5N1. They were purified to better target the virus.

Then came the real tests: Subbarao's lab infected mice with H5N1. Some were given the antibodies before they were exposed, others after they already were infected; still others were given antibodies that target different diseases, not influenza.

Mice given the non-H5N1 antibodies died. The H5N1-targeting antibodies protected mice, both when they were administered as a vaccine-like preventive or after infection. Importantly, they worked against both the same 2004 strain that the people had survived and against a different H5N1 strain that circulated in 2005.

The work is reported Monday in the online journal PLoS-Medicine.

"Obviously we're interested and excited about this potential," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Recommendations for Treatment of Blood Pressue
2. Blood Cells Capable of Regenerating Liver
3. Blood clots likely in long travel
4. Hemochromatosis Patients Blood is Safe
5. Blood transfusions beneficial after heart attacks
6. Blood Pressure Drug may slow wasting in burn victims
7. Levels Of Blood Proteins May Help Heart Disease Care
8. Blood test may identify ovarian cancer
9. A Blood test for suicide risk?
10. Blood Pressure Drugs maintain muscle strength
11. Blood test diagnoses heart failure in short time
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Blood from Bird Flu Survivors Provides Breakthrough Treatment

(Date:9/1/2014)... may be able to convince your brain that healthy foods ... study included eight overweight and obese people who were enrolled ... people react to different foods. These participants were compared to ... weren,t in the program. Both groups had MRI brain ... months later. The scans revealed that the people in the ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... NY (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 More ... been added to a federal litigation that continues to ... Carolina, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. , A federal ... now filed over the widely-used cholesterol medication by plaintiffs ... drug. According to claims, Pfizer Inc. failed to adequately ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... Barcelona, Spain Monday 1 September 2014: Permanent atrial ... paroxysmal AF, according to research in more than 6 ... Thomas Vanassche from Belgium. The findings suggest that a ... help doctors to better estimate stroke risk. , Ischaemic ... EU, accounting for over a million deaths and many ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... September 01, 2014 In honor of National Take ... 22, Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota (AERC) is offering ... priority for their cats. , Many people don’t take their cat ... of a hassle,” but they wouldn’t decide not to take their ... a cavity. The same goes for pets. Just like people want ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... Daily Gossip reveals in it's review on Tattoo ... members access to thousands of professionally designed tattoo images ... to help both people who plan on getting a ... for inspiration in creating one of a kind models. ... visiting the official website at: http://www.dailygossip.org/atattoo-me-now-6444 . , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Train Your Brain to Choose Fruit Salad Over French Fries 2Health News:South Carolina Litigation Adds 200 Lipitor Lawsuits in a Month, as Plaintiffs File Suits Alleging New-Onset Diabetes, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:South Carolina Litigation Adds 200 Lipitor Lawsuits in a Month, as Plaintiffs File Suits Alleging New-Onset Diabetes, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Permanent AF doubles risk of stroke compared to paroxysmal AF 2Health News:Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota Celebrates National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day 2Health News:Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota Celebrates National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day 3Health News:Tattoo Me Now Review Reveals Unique Ideas for Tattoo Designs 2
... ongoing decline in the cancer death rate in the ... receive care that addresses the psychological and social problems ... psychological, emotional, and social side effects can increase patients, ... treatment. CANCER CARE FOR THE WHOLE PATIENT: MEETING ...
... October 16, 2007 -- Reducing the number of ... be more cost-effective than most public health and ... at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health ... that class-size reductions would generate more quality-adjusted life-year ...
... 16 Expected to be,her family,s Halloween treat, Catharine ... pound, 10 ounces. Today, the five-year-old of,Allentown, Pennsylvania has ... who was born 16 weeks early, measuring only 12,inches ... half a million,babies born preterm each year in the ...
... (US Food Sources Preferred Over Imports), FRESNO, Calif., ... surveyed say their confidence in the food supply has,decreased ... conducted by,the California Olive Industry. The registered dieticians ... with 66% saying that when presented with a,choice, they ...
... NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 16 HCA today announced the,appointment ... West Division,which is based in Las Vegas, effective Jan. ... retirement. As Far West Division President, Rogers will ... currently include nine,hospitals and seven ambulatory surgery centers with ...
... The Evening Will Feature Special Performances by John Legend, Joss Stone, ... ... The G&P Foundation for Cancer,Research will honor four outstanding individuals at ... Chief,Executive Officer of BET Networks Debra L. Lee, Chief Hematologic Oncology,Memorial ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study shows reducing class size may be more cost-effective than most medical interventions 2Health News:March of Dimes Selects Pennsylvania Girl as 2008 National Ambassador 2Health News:Dieticians & Nutritionists Report Decreased Confidence in Food Supply 2Health News:Bryan R. Rogers Appointed President of Far West Division 2Health News:The G&P Foundation Celebrates 10 Years of Funding Life Saving Research at The 2007 Angel Ball Honoring Glenda Bailey, Debra L. Lee, Dr. Stephen D. Nimer and the Late H.H. Sheik Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan 2Health News:The G&P Foundation Celebrates 10 Years of Funding Life Saving Research at The 2007 Angel Ball Honoring Glenda Bailey, Debra L. Lee, Dr. Stephen D. Nimer and the Late H.H. Sheik Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan 3Health News:The G&P Foundation Celebrates 10 Years of Funding Life Saving Research at The 2007 Angel Ball Honoring Glenda Bailey, Debra L. Lee, Dr. Stephen D. Nimer and the Late H.H. Sheik Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan 4Health News:The G&P Foundation Celebrates 10 Years of Funding Life Saving Research at The 2007 Angel Ball Honoring Glenda Bailey, Debra L. Lee, Dr. Stephen D. Nimer and the Late H.H. Sheik Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan 5
(Date:8/29/2014)... JORDAN, Utah , Aug. 29, 2014  BC ... Solutions, has acquired Polaris Medical Imaging, a leader in ... scanners. This strategic acquisition allows BC Technical to continue ... capabilities, specifically within MR and CT modalities. ... cost service," said Mark Alvarez , president and ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 Does your doctor know what you,re smoking?  ... recommended marijuana to the over 112,000 currently registered patients under ... of the other roughly 20,300+ active physicians listed with the ... it – even though a poll in February 2014 showed ... have tried it. "With marijuana legalization underway, ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... WASHINGTON , Aug. 29, 2014 Diseases ... a generation ago are returning. Measles was declared ... cases in 2014 as of August 15—the highest incidence ... public health department declared whooping cough a problem ... children are getting sick and dying from these preventable ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BC Technical Acquires Polaris Medical Imaging 2Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 2Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 3Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 4Vaccines at the Crossroads: Outbreaks On the Rise Across America 2Vaccines at the Crossroads: Outbreaks On the Rise Across America 3
... ALTO, Calif., Dec. 3 Telik, Inc.,(Nasdaq: TELK ... 1,dose-escalation study of TELINTRA(R) (ezatiostat HCl) Tablets at the ... presentation is,scheduled for Saturday, December 8, 2007, from 5:30 ... Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The presentation,(Abstract # ...
... to Phase III Clinical Trial, PALO ALTO, ... Board: AVGO), a late-stage biotechnology company that,develops central ... Phase II data for a combination trial,involving AL-08, ... treatment of ALS. The purpose of the trial ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Avicena Announces Positive Phase II Data for a Combination Trial Involving AL-08 for the Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 2Avicena Announces Positive Phase II Data for a Combination Trial Involving AL-08 for the Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 3Avicena Announces Positive Phase II Data for a Combination Trial Involving AL-08 for the Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 4
... Latex based reagent kit to detect Rheumatoid Factor ... the level of RF semi-quantitatively in the human ... includes antigen coated fine latex particles uniformly suspended ... squeezable dropping bottles, re-usable plastic slide, 50 uL ...
RFScan Latex Test Kit-100...
The Array 360 CEAL streamlines processes with computer enhancements and optimizes productivity by offering an exclusive design for aliquot samples....
ELISA kit for detection of Rheumatoid Factor....
Medicine Products: