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2011-08-08 19:41:05

Some vaccines are once-in-a-lifetime; others need a booster shot or two to maintain their potency. And then there's the flu vaccine, which only lasts a year. Strains of influenza virus change so much from year-to-year that new vaccines must be developed annually to target the strains of virus that are most likely to cause illness. But Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists have now discovered a human antibody that recognizes many different flu strains. Understanding more about this...

2011-07-26 20:50:25

Follow-up dose recommended to defend children against pandemic virus outbreak Researchers from Australia determined that pediatric liver transplant patients who received a single-dose of the H1N1 vaccine were not adequately protected against the virus compared to healthy children. This study appearing in the August issue of Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, found that a second vaccination was needed to elicit an effective immune...

2011-07-15 14:28:30

A novel breath test, measuring the immune response to the H1N1 flu virus, could help to ease future vaccine shortages by identifying the people who have already been infected with the flu virus. In a study published today, 15 July 2011, in IOP Publishing's Journal of Breath Research, researchers have investigated an easy, non-invasive breath test to measure biomolecules that accumulate in response to the H1N1 strain. Research published last month claimed that over half of the people in...

2011-07-15 07:20:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--Swine flu may be able to be detected through a simple breath test. Researchers have been investigating an easy and non-invasive breath test that measures biomolecules that accumulate in response to the strain caused by H1N1 flu virus. This test could mean a future without vaccination shortages. Those diagnosed with swine flu typically have a fever or high temperature and may also experience aching muscles, sore throat, or a dry cough. The symptoms are very similar to types...

2011-04-26 11:10:02

Analysis of mutations of the 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) virus by researchers at the RIKEN Omics Science Center (OSC) has revealed major genetic differences between the virus in its early phase of infection in Japan and in its peak phase. While yielding valuable clues on the genetic origins of drug resistance, the findings also pave the way toward the development of new diagnostic kits for detecting and preventing the spread of global pandemic diseases. A unique triple combination of...

2011-04-26 00:35:01

Tokyo, Apr 26, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Analysis of mutations of the 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) virus by researchers at the RIKEN Omics Science Center (OSC) has revealed major genetic differences between the virus in its early phase of infection in Japan and in its peak phase. While yielding valuable clues on the genetic origins of drug resistance, the findings also pave the way toward the development of new diagnostic kits for detecting and preventing the spread of global pandemic...

2011-02-14 15:38:00

First confirmed case since January 2010 SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Laboratory tests today confirmed that a 6-year-old cat in Wisconsin contracted the H1N1 influenza virus, the first confirmed case of H1N1 in a U.S. pet since January 2010. A second cat in the household tested negative after it also developed severe respiratory disease, although it is now presumed that it too had the virus. Both cats were euthanized after failing to respond to treatment....

2011-02-09 08:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) a clinical-stage vaccine company, announced today that Dr. Gregory Glenn, Chief Medical Officer of Novavax, will be presenting safety and immunogenicity data from its pivotal 2009 A/H1N1 virus-like particle (VLP) pandemic influenza vaccine clinical trial in Mexico, at the invitation-only 7th WHO Meeting on Evaluation of Pandemic Influenza Vaccines in Clinical Trials. The meeting is being held February 17-18, 2011 at...

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2011-02-08 15:01:57

Medical experts said on Tuesday that doctors hope to treat this year's severe flu epidemic in Hong Kong by harvesting antibodies from patients who have recovered. The experts said they hoped to treat over 70 severely ill flu patents with certain antibodies taken from patients who have recovered earlier from the H1N1 swine flu virus, which is now the most prevalent seasonal flu strain in Hong Kong. Kelvin To, clinical assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong's microbiology...

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2011-02-01 11:36:32

Boys predominantly pass on flu to other boys and girls to girls, according to a new study of how swine flu spread in a primary school during the 2009 pandemic, published Jan. 31 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The results also suggest that flu transmission is most intensive between children of the same class, but that sitting next to an infected person does not significantly increase a child's risk of catching flu. The data will help researchers to model how...


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