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Virologists To Manufacture More Dangerous H7N9 Bird Flu
2013-08-08 06:58:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers are planning to create deadlier and more highly transmissible versions of the H7N9 bird flu with the hope they will be able to predict how it will mutate and determine whether or not there is a risk that it could result in a pandemic, various media outlets reported on Wednesday. According to Reuters Health and Science Correspondent Kate Kelland, virologists Ron Fouchier and Yoshihiro Kawaoka are leading a team of 22...

Bat And Human Viruses Related
2012-11-20 14:30:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a genetic analysis published in mBio, the virus that killed a man in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia earlier this year is linked to viruses found in bats. Researchers studied the genome of the HCoV-EMC/2012 virus to understand its relatedness to other viruses and possible sources. The results of the sequencing and analysis could be used to help develop therapies and vaccines if they are needed for this emerging disease. "The...

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2012-07-11 09:04:10

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online “Knowledge is power.” Sir Francis Bacon, an English author and philosopher once spoke these words. With this theme in mind, the results from a research project on a pandemic strain of the H5N1 bird flu virus were recently published in Science. Scientists were interested in studying how the changes in the H5N1 virus can spread among people through the air by people´s coughs and sneezes. In the study, researchers...

Bird Flu Research To Remain Unpublished For Now
2012-02-19 05:18:06

A World Health Organization (WHO) panel has ruled that a pair of studies detailing how scientists were able to mutate the H5N1 bird flu virus into a strain that could lead to a global pandemic will not be published in the near future, various media outlets reported on Friday. According to Eryn Brown of the Los Angeles Times, a 22-person panel of experts drafted by the WHO decided to extend a moratorium on the research indefinitely, announcing that scientific journals Nature and Science...

Scientists Halt Controversial Bird Flu Research For 60 Days
2012-01-22 06:12:51

The scientists behind a pair of controversial research projects designed to make a deadly strain of bird flu more contagious have agreed to halt their work for 60 days in order to allow experts to determine whether or not the research could lead to a global pandemic or a possible bioterrorism threat. A letter announcing the decision, authored by the three scientists behind the two studies -- Ron Fouchier, Adolfo García-Sastre, and Yoshihiro Kawaoka -- and three dozen other top...

Bird-Flu Scientists Say US Should Not Be Sole Deciders Of Virus' Fate
2012-01-16 13:22:00

Scientists are now saying that the U.S. government should not get to decide who controls the scientific information involving how to make the dangerous bird-flu virus. Ron Fouchier and Ab Osterhaus of Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam have accepted recommendations by the US government's National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity to keep details on how to construct the virus unpublished. "We do question whether it is appropriate to have one country dominate a discussion that has...

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2008-11-20 12:00:00

A virus that causes cold-like symptoms in humans originated in birds and may have crossed the species barrier around 200 years ago, according to an article published in the December issue of the Journal of General Virology. Scientists hope their findings will help us understand how potentially deadly viruses emerge in humans."Human metapneumovirus may be the second most common cause of lower respiratory infection in young children. Studies have shown that by the age of five, virtually all...


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