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2009-08-30 21:11:08

South Korea is preparing to inoculate about 9.1 million of the people at greatest risk of contracting Influenza A, the government said Sunday. Yonhap New Agency reported medical and quarantine personnel, school children, military personnel, senior citizens, pregnant women and children under age 5 will be eligible for free vaccinations.

2009-06-16 08:35:00

Researchers at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee published the first initial paper describing the Milwaukee prevalence of the largest outbreak of novel swine origin influenza virus (S-OIV) in America in the June 11, 2009, online issue of Viruses.

2009-06-09 16:01:11

New Rochelle, NY, June 9, 2009–A new, easy-to-perform method for detecting both seasonal influenza A virus and the emerging H1N1 swine-derived influenza A virus in human clinical samples offers a fast, sensitive, and cost-effective diagnostic test that runs on standard laboratory equipment.

2009-05-26 12:51:12

University of Maryland researchers see potential new treatment approach in targeting immune response to virus.

2009-05-14 10:03:00

Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed a mathematical model to predict immune responses to infection with influenza A viruses, including novel viruses such as the emergent 2009 influenza A (H1N1). This model examines the contributions of specific sets of immune cells in fighting influenza A virus. The model also helps predict when during the immune response to viral infection antiviral therapy would be most effective.

2008-12-19 16:07:57

The U.S.

2008-08-26 15:01:07

University of Texas and Rutgers researchers have reported a discovery that could help scientists develop drugs to fight bird flu and other influenza strains.

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2008-08-25 11:45:00

Researchers at Rutgers University and The University of Texas at Austin have reported a discovery that could help scientists develop drugs to fight the much-feared bird flu and other virulent strains of influenza.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.