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2014-05-01 16:31:19

Brenda Schulman, Ph.D., joins an illustrious group of scientists recognized by the academy MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brenda Schulman, Ph.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Membership in the academy is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors a scientist can receive. Schulman, a structural biologist, is among 84 new members and 21...

2013-12-03 23:20:17

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists report that avian H2N2 influenza A viruses related to 1957-1958 pandemic infect human cells and spread among ferrets; may aid identification of emerging threats Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have evidence that descendants of the H2N2 avian influenza A virus that killed millions worldwide in the 1950s still pose a threat to human health, particularly to those under 50. The...

2013-07-16 14:10:45

Some strains of the avian H7N9 influenza that emerged in China this year have developed resistance to the only antiviral drugs available to treat the infection, but testing for antiviral resistance can give misleading results, helping hasten the spread of resistant strains. The authors of a study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, characterized viruses taken from the first person known to be stricken with H7N9 influenza and found...

2012-01-31 09:54:48

American Society for Microbiology publishes special commentaries In response to recent actions of the U.S. National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB), which recommended that two scientific journals withhold crucial details in upcoming reports about experiments with a novel strain of the bird flu virus, H5N1, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) will publish a special series of commentaries by prominent scientists, including the acting chair of the NSABB, weighing in on...

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2010-09-06 06:50:00

A virus expert on Sunday urged health authorities around the world to remain vigilant even though the recent swine flu pandemic was less deadly than forecasted, warning that bird flu could ignite the next global outbreak. An official with the World Health Organization (WHO) also defended the UN's health agency against accusations that it wasted governments' money and enriched pharmaceutical companies with its strong warnings during the early days of last year's swine flu outbreak. The swine...

2010-06-15 16:54:00

In London, Robert Webster, Ph.D., delivers the 2010 Leeuwenhoek Lecture to the world's oldest scientific academy, in recognition to his contributions to the field of virology MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acclaimed virologist Robert Webster, Ph.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, presented the 2010 Leeuwenhoek prize lecture today, a prestigious recognition awarded by the Royal Society in London. The Leeuwenhoek Lecture, named after microscopist Antony van...

2009-07-13 11:20:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renowned virologist Robert Webster, Ph.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, has been invited to give the 2010 Leeuwenhoek Lecture by the Royal Society in London. The Leeuwenhoek Lecture, named after microscopist Antony van Leeuwenhoek, was established to recognize excellence in the field of microbiology. Webster will present the lecture next summer. The Royal Society, founded in 1660, is the world's oldest scientific academy in...

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2006-01-06 03:35:00

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG -- Fighting the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus is all the more difficult because experts are still figuring out how best to use Tamiflu, believed to be one of the very few defenses, scientists said. Roche AG's Tamiflu, generically called oseltamivir, is an anti-viral designed to fight human influenza. But tests have suggested it may be effective in reducing the severity of H5N1 and its complications if taken in higher doses. Still, scientists have only just begun...

2005-12-29 20:20:09

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - China is most likely using substandard poultry vaccine or not enough good vaccine, which would explain recent outbreaks of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in poultry, a prominent virologist said on Thursday. Thirty-one counties in China have reported outbreaks of the H5N1 in poultry this year, although only one county remains under isolation and there have been no new outbreaks for three weeks, according to Chinese state media. But the fear among...

2005-12-29 05:45:00

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG -- China is most likely using substandard poultry vaccine or not enough good vaccine, which would explain recent outbreaks of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in poultry, a prominent virologist said on Thursday. Thirty-one counties in China have reported outbreaks of the H5N1 in poultry this year, although only one county remains under isolation and there have been no new outbreaks for three weeks, according to Chinese state media. But the fear among experts is that the...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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