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2008-08-13 09:01:15

MDRNA, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA) announced today positive in vivo efficacy data on its proprietary RNAi-based therapeutic for the treatment of multiple strains of influenza A virus in animal models.

2008-04-16 13:35:00

Each winter, strains of influenza A virus infect North Americans, causing an average of 36,000 deaths. Now, researchers say the virus comes from a viral reservoir somewhere in the tropics, settling a key debate on the source of each season's infection.

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2008-03-04 12:15:00

The exchange of genetic material between two closely related strains of the influenza A virus may have caused the 1947 and 1951 human flu epidemics, according to biologists.

2005-11-07 16:30:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - During outbreaks of influenza A, treating children with the antiviral drug amantadine is likely to be a cost-effective measure if treatment begins within 48 hours of symptom onset, especially if it allows quicker return to school and parents' return to work, investigators report.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.