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2010-04-25 13:04:43

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital staff helps investigators gauge the lingering impact of the 1976 vaccine New evidence shows immunization against "swine flu" in 1976 might provide individuals with some protection against the 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza virus, according to new research from St. Jude investigators. Researchers found that individuals who reported receiving the 1976 vaccine mounted an enhanced immune response against both the 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus and a different H1N1...

2010-04-23 10:46:00

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital staff helps investigators gauge the lingering impact of the 1976 vaccine MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New evidence shows immunization against "swine flu" in 1976 might provide individuals with some protection against the 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza virus, according to new research from St. Jude investigators. Researchers found that individuals who reported receiving the 1976 vaccine mounted an enhanced immune response against...

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2010-04-19 09:40:00

Tests show efficacy of avian antibodies against influenza virus H5N1 and H1N1 in mice Scientists have discovered for the first time that antibodies in common eggs laid by hens vaccinated against the H5N1 virus can potentially prevent a possible H5N1 pandemic, raising the possibility that the same principle could be applied to the current H1N1 influenza pandemic. A team of scientists led by Dr. Huan Huu Nguyen at the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) and those at the U.S. Centers for...

2010-04-09 12:08:00

LONDON, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The most recent BioRadar(TM) (FluForecast(TM)) analysis of the virus genomes of both H5N1, known for high lethality, and H1N1, known for high infectivity, indicates that the Replikin Counts(TM) of both strains are rising. Such Count increases in a specific strain have been invariably associated with clinical outbreaks of that strain. The H1N1 outbreak in 2009 was predicted one year in advance by BioRadar(TM) software (replikins.com, Replikins Press, 2008)....

2010-03-31 11:30:15

Edmonton -- A University of Alberta-led research team has discovered an influenza detector gene that could potentially prevent the transmission of the virus to humans. Katharine Magor, a U of A associate professor of biology, has identified the genetic detector that allows ducks to live, unharmed, as the host of influenza. The duck's virus detector gene, called retinoic acid inducible gene"”I, or RIG-I, enables a duck's immune system to contain the virus, which typically spreads from...

2010-01-08 14:03:05

It's not too late to be vaccinated against the seasonal and H1N1 influenza viruses, say experts at Baylor College of Medicine. "The seasonal flu usually picks up a few weeks after school resumes from the winter holidays, so this is an important time to get vaccinated," said Dr. Paul Glezen, professor of molecular virology and microbiology at BCM. H3N2 variant Although the H1N1 virus was more prominent in the last few months, Glezen says that right now, H1N1 activity is slow. Experts are...

2009-10-29 23:37:21

Influenza viruses evade infection-fighting antibodies by constantly changing the shape of their major surface protein. This shape-shifting, called antigenic drift, is why influenza vaccines"”which are designed to elicit antibodies matched to each year's circulating virus strains"”must be reformulated annually. Now, researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, have proposed a new explanation for the...

2009-05-14 16:09:49

A team of U.S. medical scientists says a better way to make flu vaccines, possibly leading to more powerful protection, may have been discovered. A team of Princeton University scientists said although their work is theoretical, the findings point to the critical importance of what they say has been a poorly appreciated aspect of the interaction between a virus and antibodies that fight infection. We have proposed that antibody interference plays a major role in determining the effectiveness...

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2009-04-15 09:10:00

Scientists have found an artificial compound that seems to halt the duplication of influenza viruses, including the H5N1 bird flu virus. For years now scientists have been looking for new "inhibitors." Recently several drugs, like oseltamivir, have started to become unsuccessful in fighting specific flues, like the H1N1 seasonal virus. Specialists now are asking how effective and how long the drug would combat H5N1, should the strain become a pandemic. Researchers in Hong Kong and the Unites...

2009-04-08 23:33:52

Japanese researchers say they've found 10 raccoons that show signs of having fought off previous bird flu infections. The discovery marks the first time anyone in Japan has seen mammals with bird flu virus antibodies, The Yomiuri Shimbun reported Wednesday. Researchers said the raccoons likely infected with the H5N1 virus by eating the carcasses of infected birds or through antibodies passed on by their parents. The findings from the Tokyo University and Yamaguchi University study were...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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