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Second Controversial Bird Flu Study Released
2012-06-22 10:42:49

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com On June 21, the second of two bird flu studies was released. It put fears to rest regarding terrorism and the global epidemic. Specifically, five genetic mutations were mentioned in the report. The papers explained how the virus strains created by researchers could be transmitted from person to person through the air. Scientists believed that the results could help them find dangerous strains of the virus. However, last December, federal officials requested...

Rapid Virus Detection With New H5N1 Test Kit
2012-05-30 04:34:55

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com There´s that old adage, better to be prepared than to be sorry. Researchers have made it possible to be prepared in the case of a pandemic outburst of the H5N1 virus, otherwise known as the avian flu. An effective and quick H5N1 bird flu test kit has been made available after a collaborative effort among the Experimental Therapeutics Centre (ETC), the Agency for Science and Technology Research (A*STAR), as well as clinicians from Tan Tock Seng Hospital...

2012-05-29 04:20:03

Licence agreement signed between local SME, AITbiotech and A*STAR to market the test kit will directly benefit public healthcare sector in the fight against infectious diseases.Singapore, May 29, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - The close collaboration between scientists from the Experimental Therapeutics Centre (ETC) under the Agency for Science and Technology Research (A*STAR) and clinicians from Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) has enabled the successful development of the most comprehensive and rapid...

Flu-Fighting Synthetic Protein Developed
2012-05-28 04:14:51

A team of US researchers announced on Sunday that they have developed a new protein that they say can be a vital tool in the battle against global influenza epidemics. Their research, which is detailed in the latest edition of the journal Nature Biotechnology, shows how scientists can use manufactured genes as antivirals that can block some functions of the flu virus. "Our most potent design has proven effective on the vulnerable sites on many pandemic influenza viruses, including...

Virus-tracking Software Taken Worldwide
2012-05-22 12:07:23

Project allows new forms of client software to join genetic surveillance (Columbus, Ohio, May 22, 2012) — A biomedical informatics researcher who tracks dangerous viruses as they spread around the globe has restructured his innovative tracking software to promote even wider use of the program around the world. Associate Professor Daniel Janies, Ph.D., an expert in computational genomics at the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University (OSU), is working with software...

H1N1 Discovery Paves Way For Universal Flu Vaccine
2012-05-08 07:47:34

University of British Columbia researchers have found a potential way to develop universal flu vaccines and eliminate the need for seasonal flu vaccinations. Each year, seasonal influenza causes serious illnesses in three to five million people and 200,000 to 500,000 deaths. The 2009 H1N1 pandemic killed more than 14,000 people worldwide. Meanwhile, public health and bioterrorism concerns are heightened by new mutations of the H5N1 "bird flu" virus, published last week by the journal...


Latest Avian influenza Reference Libraries

Culling
2013-08-21 08:18:13

Culling is a term used for separating the good from the bad and discarding the bad with the cull being the rejected items. Culling is used to improve the desired group with specific characteristics to improve the group. Culling is used for strengthening a livestock herd and the culled animals are destroyed. When breeding pedigree animals, the culled are spayed or neutered. This prevents the undesirable trait of the animal from being bred with other animals.  Plant life is also...

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2011-02-17 15:02:05

Influenza A virus causes influenza in birds and some mammals. It is a genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family of viruses. Although the virus is uncommon several strains have been isolated from wild birds. Some can cause severe disease in domestic poultry and sometimes in humans. They are negative sense, single-stranded, segmented RNA viruses. Each subtype has mutated into a variety of strains with different pathogenic profiles. There is a vaccine for humans incase there is an avian influenza, or...

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