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One In Five People Infected During 2009 H1N1 Flu Pandemic
2013-01-25 13:00:32

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study shows that at least one in five people in countries including India, Australia and the U.K. were infected with influenza during the first year of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Forty-seven percent of those infected were aged between five and 19, researchers said. Older people were less likely to have become infected, with eleven percent of people over the age of 65 becoming infected. They wrote in the journal Influenza...

H5N1 Bird Flu Research Resumes After Threat Of Bioterrorism Passes
2013-01-24 10:28:41

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A moratorium on bird flu studies was ended on Wednesday, allowing scientists to return to their research on the H5N1 bird flu; previously, there had been fears of bioterrorism at the international level. The studies were first halted in January 2012 following the creation of mutant forms at the University of Wisconsin in the United States and the Dutch Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam — with widespread worry regarding...

2013-01-10 11:08:01

Duke researchers are looking to genomic technologies — not the isolation of bacteria or viruses — to quickly detect and diagnose infectious diseases such as the flu and staph. Two studies appearing online Jan. 9, 2013, both in the journal PLOS ONE, show how a pattern of genomic information among infected individuals can be used to accurately pinpoint the cause of infection. "Traditional diagnostic tests for infectious diseases rely on detecting the specific illness-causing...

Canine Virus Could Help In Development Of Human Vaccines
2012-11-28 08:46:45

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Dogs are known to be man´s best friend. However, on closer inspection, canines could provide even more than friendly companionship and become a gateway to infection protection. In particular, researchers from the University of Georgia (UGA) recently revealed that a common virus found in dogs could possibly help develop novel vaccines to treat fatal human diseases. The virus, known as a parainfluenza virus 5 (PIV5), is...

British Bird Populations Facing A New Virus Strain
2012-11-23 06:54:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online House sparrows, dunnocks, and wood pigeons, among other British bird species, have been known to carry avian pox. Vets and ornithologists are very concerned, however, about the emergence of a new strain of this viral disease in great tits. According to wildlife veterinarian Dr Becki Lawson from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), "Infection leads to warty, tumor-like growths on different parts of a bird's body, particularly on...


Latest Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 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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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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