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K-State Researcher, Collaborators Study Virulence of Pandemic H1N1 Virus; Work at K-State Would Protect Pig Industry If the Virus Jumps to Swine Populations

... The researchers also studied the virulence of two strains of the pandemic H1N1 virus in a nonhuman primate model as a way to predict how the strains would affect humans. Comparing an isolate from ... the big issue now is if these Tamiflu-resistant strains take over, we have no drug to treat infected ...

Genes key to staph disease severity, drug resistance found hitchhiking together

... director. The research involved more than 100 strains of S. aureus and S. epidermidis , both ... strains, Dr. Otto's group noticed that some strains produced one additional, previously unknown, PSM ... the toxin appeared in 10 percent of all MRSA strains and 68 percent of all methicillin-resistant S. ...

Sanofi Pasteur Begins Shipments of Fluzone(R), Influenza Virus Vaccine for 2009-2010 Seasonal Influenza

... for the 2009-2010 season contains three strains of the influenza virus: the A/Brisbane/59/2007 ... and the B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus. The three strains for the new influenza vaccine formulation were ... vaccine is formulated each year to match the strains predicted to circulate during the upcoming ....

FDA Approves Seasonal Flu Vaccine for 2009-2010

... virus. These are the seasonal flu strains most likely to be circulating this year. Anyone ... need to get vaccinated each year because the strains of circulating flu differ each year. Every year, ... virus samples from around the world to identify strains that may cause the most illness during the ...

Younger People Appear More at Risk From New Swine Flu

... findings are in keeping with the fact that new strains or pandemic strains tend to be more deadly in younger patients," said ... strain because they have been exposed to earlier strains of H1N1 flu in childhood, specifically before the ...

Lethality of H1N1 Influenza Virus Increasing According to Latest Replikin Analysis of Virus Peptide Genomic Data

... to act independently in all common influenza strains in human, swine, and bird hosts. ... products to predict the emergence of virulent strains of particular diseases(FluForecast™) and is ... strain and against shared properties of several strains (Syntope™ vaccines). The company is ...

New accurate diagnostic test for swine H1N1 influenza using RT-PCR technology

... discriminate the H1N1 influenza virus from other strains and can be readily implemented in clinical ... material, enabling rapid detection of new viral strains as they evolve. Using these genetic sequence data ... strains. "Early recognition of new influenza strains is vitally important for implementing effective ...

Scripps Florida scientists devise accelerated method to determine infectious prion strains

... May 28, 2009 Current tests to identify specific strains of infectious prions, which cause a range of ... ONE on May 29, 2009. "Because some prion strains are pathogenic for humans and some are not, it's ... the identification process for mouse-adapted strains takes between six and eight months and can take ...

Swine Flu Vaccine Won't Be Ready Until October: CDC

... in younger people, compared with the other strains that can be more common in older people," she said. Also, when seasonal H1N1 flu strains dominate there are fewer deaths than when H3N2 flu strains dominate, Schuchat said. "There will be ...

Salmonella's sweet tooth predicts its downfall

... it. The discovery could also lead to vaccine strains to protect against other disease-causing ... and unable to use glucose as food. These mutant strains lost their ability to replicate within immune ... infection," said Dr Thompson. The mutant strains still stimulate the immune system, and the ...

New Methods Could Speed Production of Flu Vaccines

... from the seasonal flu consist of three influenza strains that are grown in eggs and then inactivated using ... the human population for potential pandemic strains such as H5N1 or 1918," Ross said. "Some researchers advocate adding these strains to the annual flu vaccine. They might not match ...

IBM and Medical Researchers Launch Effort To Find Flu Drug Treatments

... on drug candidates for drug-resistant influenza strains and new strains, such as H1N1, in less than a ... how quickly influenza mutates and how easily new strains of the virus emerge. New flu vaccines are needed ... rate at which the virus changes. Each year, new strains of influenza virus increasingly show resistance ...

Five UCSF Scientists Elected to National Academy of Sciences

... plasmid transformation methods and E. coli strains that have facilitated DNA cloning procedures; his ... even closely related prion proteins, and prion strains wherein infectious particles composed of the same ... heritable prion states. His work established that strains are "encoded" within the conformation ...

Swine Flu Vaccine Still Months Away

... world work year-round collecting data on which strains are circulating. Twice annually, a panel of experts meets to determine which strains should be included in that season's vaccine. So, first researchers need to know more about what strains of swine flu are circulating, Quarles said. And ...

Genes May Alter Alcohol's Effect on Fetus

... colleagues. They gave alcohol to five inbred strains of pregnant female mice and found varying degrees ... among the offspring. "In other words, certain strains [of mice] were sensitive to some effects of ... a university news release. "The fact that inbred strains differed showed that genetics plays a role." ...

Flu Strikes a Milder Blow This Season

... been the mildest season in years. Less severe strains of influenza and a good vaccine match for the strains that were circulating combined to create a milder ... this year's flu season milder. "The prevailing strains are not that virulent and are not particularly ...

Better by design: Engineering flu vaccines

... flu vaccines that are effective against multiple strains of the disease. Rice University scientists who ... annual vaccine supplies; also, ideal vaccine strains are often difficult to produce by the standard hen's egg technology, and alternative strains are substituted. "Oftentimes, bird flu seems ...

MRSA study suggests strategy shift needed to develop effective therapeutics

... in mice, observing that the USA300 and USA500 strains were significantly more destructive than the ... with human immune cells, the USA300 and USA500 strains killed nearly 80 percent of the immune cells, ... with a rate of less than 10 percent for all other strains tested. Finally, when the scientists evaluated ...

Concerted Effort Needed to Fight Drug-Resistant Flu Strain

... Medical Association , just 12 percent of virus strains last year were resistant to the antiviral drug. ... effective, Moscona stated, as resistance of virus strains to specific drugs becomes increasingly common. ... in the United States. Also, the other two strains appear not resistant, and three other drugs ...

Resistance to Tamiflu Growing

... drug Tamiflu is linked mostly to influenza A strains that are circulating this season, a new ... that are developing resistance, it's not all the strains and it's not all the drugs. We're not painted ... amantadine and rimantadine, owing to resistant strains of influenza B and H3. Those drugs work by a ...

Scientists May Have New Way to Fight the Flu

... prevent or treat certain avian and seasonal flu strains and could also lead to the development of a ... This year, however, the commonly circulating H1 strains of the influenza virus are resistant to Tamiflu. ... effective against a number of common seasonal flu strains as well. The next step is to test the ...

Researchers crack the code of the common cold

... the pieces of the genetic codes for all the known strains of the human rhinovirus. Researchers at the ... exchange of genetic material between two separate strains of the virus that infect the same person. Such a ... During cold season, when many different strains of rhinovirus may be causing infections, ...

Finding May Lead to New Drugs for Urinary Infections

... of antibiotics that target pathogenic E. coli strains without harming beneficial bacteria in the gut. ... might come from the human gut, where several strains of the bacteria reside. But it's believed that other strains help aid digestion and block other infectious ...

As Obama Urges Emergency Action on Zimbabwe, Health Crisis Worsens

... risking the development of new and drug-resistant strains of HIV. PHR also reported cases that raise ... development and spread of multi-drug resistant strains of TB (MDR-TB) and the potential for extensively ... and control programs. "Multi-drug resistant strains of HIV and TB don't carry passports or stop at ...

In the World of Germs, Man Bites Dog

... finds owners had more multiple drug-resistant strains than their pets WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28 ... likely than other dog owners to have the same strains of E. coli bacteria as their dogs, a Kansas State ... percent of human-dog pairs had the same E. coli strains and that ...

New twist on old medical technology may prevent amputations

... have greatly increased the likelihood that the strains most able to resist antibiotics will thrive. Multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacterial strains are now widespread in all hospitals. MDR strains tend to cluster in hospitals, where patients may ...

Genetic interactions are the key to understanding complex traits

... spores with 99 percent efficiency; the vineyard strains are far less efficient, at seven percent. The ... one yeast strain to the other, they produced oak strains that sporulated like vineyard strains and vice versa. "To put this into context, ...

Measles virus may be effective prostate cancer treatment

... trials against other tumor types, these viral strains could represent excellent candidates for clinical ... (SPORE) in prostate cancer. These oncolytic strains of measles virus, represent a novel class of ... ultrasound and MRI. The measles vaccine strains also have an excellent safety record with ...

Common Flu Strain Resistant to Popular Antiviral Drug

... around 10 percent last year to all of the H1N1 strains this year, Bresee said. Two weeks ago, the CDC ... said. As more flu cases are reported, other strains of the virus may become more common, Bresee ... "The emerging resistance of H1N1 influenza strains to oseltamivir was first noted a few years ago," ...

Prolonged nevirapine in breast-fed babies prevents HIV infection but leads to drug-resistant HIV

... infection does occur, it will most likely be with strains resistant to nevirapine, making HIV much harder ... babies on extended nevirapine developed resistant strains of the virus, while only four of the 15 given a single dose tested positive for resistant strains after infection. It is important to ...

What is the pathogenesis of C. jejuni-related disease?

... of United Kingdom investigated whether different strains isolated from patients with Campylobacter ... had different effects. Nineteen consecutive strains from community patients with acute bacterial ... compared with the laboratory strain 12189. All strains translocated across monolayers but only a ...

Hopes for AIDS Vaccine Still Alive Despite Setbacks

... or three challenges with heterologous [varied] strains of virus," said U.S. AIDS pioneer Dr. Robert ... vaccine would be tested against "very different strains than the strains used to make the vaccine," Gallo explained. "None ...

Long-Term Antibiotic Use Affects 'Good' Gut Bacteria

... Study finds up to 30% of beneficial species, strains are significantly affected WEDNESDAY, ... of about 30 percent of the bacterial species and strains was significantly affected, the researchers ... was completed, it took up to four weeks for most strains of gut bacteria to return to pre-treatment ....

New Research Shows MicroPhage Test Accurately and Rapidly Detects Serious Bacterial Infections

... This leads to proliferation of drug-resistant strains and suboptimal treatment of infected patients. ... MicroPhage. In a laboratory model of 240 strains of bacteria, the MicroPhage test had an excellent ... an accuracy of 95 percent or greater on 184 total strains tested. By contrast, physicians do not ...

A New Way to Predict Outbreaks: Replikin Peptide Concentration in H5N1 Influenza Virus Genome as a Marker for Lethal Outbreaks

... 2008 that can accurately predict which viral strains are poised to attack human populations, and ... with lethal outbreaks of particular influenza strains since 1918, you get Figure 1: Note the sky ... When the replikin counts for certain viral strains are elevated, we see pandemics - in which one to ...

Flu Vaccine Should Be More Effective: CDC

... be a better match for the circulating influenza strains than last year's vaccine proved to be. Not ... The new vaccine contains three new flu strains -- two influenza A strains and one influenza B strain. "These are the ...

New decision model seeks to avert flu vaccine mismatch of 2007-2008 season

... To avoid producing vaccines that treat the wrong strains during flu season, the FDA should consider ... for millions of Americans failed to treat the flu strains that actually emerged at the height of flu ... to consider deferring a decision about which strains to include if early, conclusive evidence isn't ...

HIV Drug Might Spur Resistant Strains of Virus

... and their children will develop drug-resistant strains of HIV, the researchers added. The scientists ... birth, one-third of the women had drug-resistant strains in their blood, and 65 percent had drug-resistant strains in their breast milk as well, and could pass ...

Penn animal study identifies new DNA weapon against avian flu

... immunized experimental animals against various strains of the virus. This approach could allow for the ... single DNA vaccine can induce protection against strains of pandemic flu in many animal models, including ... that can induce responses that target diverse strains of pandemic flu. Avian flu is tricky. Not ...

HPV Vaccine for Boys? It Just Might Happen

... infection from four particularly dangerous strains of HPV in women. The U.S. Centers for Disease ... precancerous cervical lesions from the four HPV strains targeted by the vaccine. Though there are at least 15 strains of genital HPV, Gardasil targets the ...
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