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New Tools To Identify Flu Strains
...uses to convert RNA to DNA to replicate itself and elude
the immune system. Then, a segment of the DNA is reproduced in a process called PCR, or "polymerase chain reaction," and enzymes are released that "digest," or cut that DNA at certain points. "The way the gene is cut or not cut depends on which flu ...
A Vaccine for the impending pandemic Avian Influenza
...enza//, are genetically labile and well adapted to elude
host defenses. The tendency of influenza viruses to undergo frequent and permanent antigenic changes necessitates constant monitoring of the global influenza situation and annual adjustments in the composition of influenza vaccines. Due to this tende...
37 times unlucky – Failure to Diagnose Cancer, Takes the Life of a 31 year old fathe
Can a perfect diagnosis elude
a patient 37 times? In a pathetic culmination of a young father’s life, who’s left behind two really young children, died due to cancer of the kidney, after doctors missed the crucial diagnosis of cancer, not once or twice, but 37 times. // Peter ...
Discovery Leads to Way to Curb Anthrax Effect
...ave found a mechanism that anthrax bacteria use to elude
the body’s defenses, which could lead to a drug or therapy// to lessen the effect of anthrax bacterial species Bacillus anthracis if used in a bioterrorism attack. For the last four years, Dr. Rowe Byers, professor of microbiology, and Dr. Jean Arc...