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Second Controversial Bird Flu Study Released
2012-06-22 10:42:49

On June 21, the second of two bird flu studies was released. It put fears to rest regarding terrorism and the global epidemic. Specifically, five genetic mutations were mentioned in the report.

Rapid Virus Detection With New H5N1 Test Kit
2012-05-30 04:34:55

There’s that old adage, better to be prepared than to be sorry. Researchers have made it possible to be prepared in the case of a pandemic outburst of the H5N1 virus, otherwise known as the avian flu.

Virus-tracking Software Taken Worldwide
2012-05-22 12:07:23

Project allows new forms of client software to join genetic surveillance

2012-05-16 22:49:36

Response efforts to outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Africa can benefit from a standardized sampling strategy that focuses on the carcasses of gorillas, chimpanzees and other species known to succumb to the virus.

2012-05-14 05:07:09

Changing medicine in the Lab! Scientists are looking at ways to help identify the severity of virus infections by looking at the way the cells change within that virus.

Controversial Bird Flu Research Safe To Publish
2012-04-02 07:42:20

A panel of US science research experts that had previously barred publication of research on key details of a mutant strain of H5N1 bird flu, reversed that decision on Friday, saying two papers on the research are okay to publish after all.

2012-03-26 23:38:26

What do changes in weather and stressed-out birds have to do with your health?

Gene Can Transform Mild Flu Into A Life-threatening Disease
2012-03-26 07:13:43

An international team of researchers has discovered a human genetic flaw that could explain why influenza makes some people more sick than others.

2012-03-08 11:59:16

A belief that the seasonal flu jab really works is far more likely to sway healthcare professionals to get vaccinated than the potential to protect at risk patients from infection.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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