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Flu Cure Neutralizes Influenza A
2012-09-12 04:16:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One drug maker took to the stage on Monday in San Francisco to announce some very encouraging and positive results at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC). According to the results from preclinical studies, Visterra, Inc. may have found a viable preventative drug against Influenza. Called VIS410, this drug is an engineered human antibody which can be used to ward off Influenza...

Airports In Honolulu, LA, NY Could Influence Pandemic Spread
2012-07-24 06:20:18

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 2003 SARS outbreak. 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic. These are just a few of the public health crises that have arisen in the past decade. To better understand how new bacteria or viruses could spread around the world with the help of air travel, epidemiologists and scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) looked at how location can affect high infection rates....

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2012-07-12 07:41:34

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In containing a recent bird flu outbreak, 2.5 million birds were killed in Mexico. According to Mexico´s Ministry of Agriculture, many of these birds were slaughtered during the past three weeks at poultry farms. Officials traveled to 148 poultry farms, found bird flu in 31 of those farms, and discovered that 34 other farms did not have any of the viruses. There was a total of 3.4 million affected poultry. "The number of birds...


Latest Influenza pandemic Reference Libraries

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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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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.