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NIAID Initiates Trial of Experimental Avian Flu Vaccine

...etween people. If this were to happen, a worldwide pandemic could follow. Influenza pandemics are global outb...1 is one such flu virus strain. The last influenza pandemic swept the globe in 1968; many public health officials believe the world is overdue for another one. ...

Influenza vaccine uses insect cells to speed development

...ch Meeting. "The bird flu may become the next flu pandemic strain. It could happen at any time," says Keyang Wang, a scientist at Protein Sciences Corp. and a researcher on the study. "The most effective method to control such an outbreak is the widespread use of a vaccine. The traditional egg-based method r...

Norovirus, AIDS vaccine and Hepatitis Virus

...against HIV in attempt to gain control of the AIDS pandemic is a top priority for researchers throughout the world. Extensive testing has been conducted with live vaccines to determine if immunization would be effective at prevention, but they are not suitable for human use due to the potential that the vacci...

To Stop Evolution: New Way Of Fighting Antibiotic Resistance Demonstrated By Scripps Scientists

...dysentery, and lowered the incidence of many other pandemic bacterial infections. These antibiotics are basically natural chemicals (or derivatives of natural chemicals) produced by other bacteria or fungi in the environment to kill off the competition. Scientists in the last century have discovered a number ...

Community MRSA is re-emergence of 1950s pandemic, study suggests

...uipping and re-emergence" of a clone that caused a pandemic 40-50 years ago could mean that community acquired...n children and young adults around the world. This pandemic of both hospital and community acquired infections waned throughout the 1960s as the antibiotic meti...

AIDS expert says global strategy needed to combat feminization of HIV/AIDS

...f those living with HIV/AIDS. At the start of the pandemic in the early 1980s, men accounted for almost 90 percent of cases in developed countries. In the United States from 1999 to 2003, the yearly increase in AIDS cases rose by 15 percent, but only by 1 percent in men. He says that now AIDS is having the ...

Progress on HIV/AIDS significant but insufficient

..., much more than for the four preceding years. The pandemic had also grown disturbingly worldwide, affecting new countries and new populations within countries, particularly women and girls, and 95 per cent of those infected were in low- and medium-income countries. Given the quantum worsening in the epidemi...

Less virulent strains of avian influenza can infect humans

In findings with implications for pandemic influenza, a new study reports for the first time ...ortant step in the development of a flu virus with pandemic potential. Previous studies have focused on the ability of highly pathogenic strains, such as H5N1 "...

Transplanting Animal Organs Could Soon Be A Reality

In findings with implications for pandemic influenza, a new study reports for the first time ...ortant step in the development of a flu virus with pandemic potential. Previous studies have focused on the ability of highly pathogenic strains, such as H5N1 "...

First Whole Genome Map of Genetic Variability in Parkinson’s Disease

In findings with implications for pandemic influenza, a new study reports for the first time ...ortant step in the development of a flu virus with pandemic potential. Previous studies have focused on the ability of highly pathogenic strains, such as H5N1 "...

Eating, body weight regulated by specific neurons

In findings with implications for pandemic influenza, a new study reports for the first time ...ortant step in the development of a flu virus with pandemic potential. Previous studies have focused on the ability of highly pathogenic strains, such as H5N1 "...

European Commission funds EBI to do new research on synergies between bioinformatics and medical informatics

In findings with implications for pandemic influenza, a new study reports for the first time ...ortant step in the development of a flu virus with pandemic potential. Previous studies have focused on the ability of highly pathogenic strains, such as H5N1 "...

UW scientists report a new method to speed bird flu vaccine production

...t as governments worldwide prepare for a predicted pandemic of avian influenza. Writing this week (Oct. 31, 2005) in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science (PNAS), a team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Tokyo report a new way t...

Confronting Influenza: Are We Prepared?

...s aiming to manage both annual and possible global pandemic influenza outbreaks. World-renowned speakers will include: Stephen C. Harrison, HHMI Investigator and Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Harvard-Armenise Center for Structura...

Volunteers sought for avian flu vaccine study

...erts fear that avian flu could lead to a worldwide pandemic if the virus becomes easily transmittable,leading to a public health crisis. Currently, most people are highly vulnerable to infection from avianinfluenza, as the current influenza vaccines do not protect against thisnew strain of the virus, making...

On a wing and a prayer - Alaska researchers seek clues to bird flu

... present situation could give rise to an influenza pandemic in humans akin to the 1918 "Spanish Flu." On Frida...5N1 outbreak among wild birds. The 1918 influenza pandemic killed more than 500,000 people in the United States and as many as 50 million people worldwide, acc...

Preventing a pandemic: Study suggests strategies for containing a flu outbreak

...flu could probably be sufficient to help contain a pandemic in a population like the one in the model, if the stockpile were deployed within two to three weeks of detection. As part of their study, the researchers consulted with Thai ministry of health officials and concluded that public health workers may d...

Researcher says flu responders can learn from 1918 epidemic

...s research brings lessons and insight to a looming pandemic If health officials and media prognosticators are... University, who has been researching the 1918 flu pandemic that killed an estimated 50 million worldwide. Higgins, who came to Lehigh after earning his B.A. i...

Agricultural workers at increased risk for infection with animal flu viruses

...should, therefore, be considered in developing flu pandemic surveillance plans and antiviral and immunization ...mission among humans and domestic animals during a pandemic and cause considerable damage to the swine and poultry industries, as well as the U.S. economy." Whi...

Science's Breakthrough of the Year: Watching evolution in action

...etic medicine. This year's sequencing of the 1918 pandemic flu virus could have a more immediate impact on medicine. The amazing story of flu genes preserved in permafrost and painstakingly reconstructed has a chilling coda: the deadly flu seems to have started out as purely a bird virus. Understanding the e...

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