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BCM, Rice scientists map flu's chemical key
Scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University have developed the first 3D, molecular map of the protein that allows influenza B to infect healthy cells with viral DNA. (2007-10-15)
Human vaccine against bird flu a reality with new discovery
A vaccine to protect humans from a bird flu pandemic is within reach after a new discovery by researchers at the University of Melbourne, Australia. (2009-03-02)
Rochester, BCM test bird-flu vaccine in humans
Doctors are beginning the first test in the United States of a vaccine designed to protect people against one form of bird flu should an outbreak of the virus occur in humans. (2004-03-23)
Expert dispels bird flu paranoia
The risk of human bird flu infection is small in Australia and people can still safely eat chicken and keep pet birds, according to bird medicine specialist Dr Bob Doneley. (2005-11-03)
Better by design: Engineering flu vaccines
Rice University scientists will discuss a new computerized method of testing the effectiveness of both bird flu and seasonal flu vaccines at the American Physical Society's meeting in Pittsburgh this week. (2009-03-17)
Predicting infectious influenza
A new computer model could help scientists predict when a particular strain of avian influenza might become infectious from bird to human, according to a report to be published in the International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics. (2013-05-20)
Effective booster shot a bit of good news against bird flu
An initial priming shot given in advance of a booster shot may be an effective way to protect people against bird flu, researchers say in a presentation at the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. (2006-10-12)
Perth researchers to trial bird flu vaccine
Perth researchers have begun a trial to test the effectiveness of a new vaccine to protect against the potentially deadly bird flu. (2006-06-28)
Bird flu vaccine protects people and pets
A single vaccine could be used to protect chickens, cats and humans against deadly flu pandemics, according to an article published in the November issue of the Journal of General Virology. (2008-10-19)
Migration routes hold key to bird flu spread, global study finds
Monitoring the migration routes of wild birds could help to provide early warning of potential bird flu outbreaks, experts say. (2016-10-13)
Pandemic mutations in bird flu revealed
Scientists have discovered how bird flu adapts in patients, offering a new way to monitor the disease and prevent a pandemic, according to research published in the August issue of the Journal of General Virology. (2008-07-08)
Spanish flu-like virus with pandemic potential could emerge in bird populations
Emerging bird flu viruses continually threaten to cause pandemics, underscoring the need for better ways to predict potential outbreaks. (2014-06-11)
Bird flu claims critically endangered mammal
A far wider range of wildlife species could be at risk from bird flu, warns Dr. (2005-08-30)
Structure of influenza B virus protein gives clues to next pandemic
Determining the structure of a protein called hemagglutinin on the surface of influenza B is giving researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University in Houston clues as to what kinds of mutations could spark the next flu pandemic. (2007-10-15)
Saint Louis University findings: Don't pitch stockpiled avian flu vaccine
New research suggests a vaccination strategy for a bird flu pandemic. (2011-02-09)
Scripps Research Institute study shows 2 new flu strains do not yet easily infect humans
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have analyzed a key protein from two influenza strains that recently began causing sporadic infections among people in China and Taiwan. (2015-03-11)
Scientists aim to thwart use of flu as bioweapon
Flu is already a big killer, responsible for more than 35,000 deaths in the United States alone each year. (2006-06-21)
H1N1 discovery paves way for universal flu vaccine: UBC research
University of British Columbia researchers have found a potential way to develop universal flu vaccines and eliminate the need for seasonal flu vaccinations. (2012-05-08)
'Bird flu' infections in humans prompt new investigation at Saint Louis University
A new study to test an avian flu vaccine in children starts today at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. (2006-01-17)
Bird flu study highlights need to vaccinate flocks effectively
Incomplete vaccination of poultry flocks could make the spread of deadly strains of avian flu such as H5N1 worse, scientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Warwick have found. (2006-08-18)
Nosespray vaccine using aloe vera has exciting potential, researcher says
Researchers at Texas A&M University are participating in developing a medicine that is worth sneezing about: a treatment for influenza that forms a jelly when sprayed into the nose. (2007-09-25)
Volunteers sought for avian flu vaccine study
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is enrolling volunteers in a study to test a new vaccine that targets avian flu, the first such vaccine against the virus. (2005-10-28)
UQ researchers help lead the way in bird flu research
University of Queensland researchers will lead two projects announced today as part of the Commonwealth Government's $6.5 million bird flu research program. (2006-02-21)
Predicting hotspots for future flu outbreaks
A major pandemic could occur if bird flu were to become highly contagious among humans. (2013-03-14)
Scientists working to protect NI from Bird Flu
Queen's scientists are involved in two international projects aimed to protect Northern Ireland's agri-food industry from bird flu and African swine fever, a disease which kills pigs. (2008-09-16)
Bird-flu vaccine works at high doses; Focus turns to ways to stretch vaccine supply
An experimental vaccine against bird flu is safe and spurs the immune response considered necessary to protect against the deadly illness, at a dose several times larger than the traditional flu shot and in slightly more than half of people who received the largest dose. (2006-03-29)
Duke to test bird flu vaccine dosing
A clinical trial to test different strengths of a vaccine designed to fight avian influenza will begin this month at Duke University Medical Center. (2006-03-30)
Dutch barnacle geese have more active immune system than same species in the North
Bird migration is an impressive phenomenon, but why birds often travel huge distances to and from their breeding grounds in the far North is still very unclear. (2014-12-17)
Avian flu: $1.35 million grant to fund effort to better predict deadly outbreaks
An international research team led by Lukas Tamm of the University of Virginia School of Medicine will receive $1.35 million from the Human Frontier Science Program Organization to better understand how the influenza virus passes from birds to humans. (2015-07-01)
Virus hybridization could create pandemic bird flu
Genetic interactions between avian H5N1 influenza and human seasonal influenza viruses have the potential to create hybrid strains combining the virulence of bird flu with the pandemic ability of H1N1, according to a new study. (2010-02-22)
Flu breakthrough: New drug developed to combat flu pandemic
CSIRO scientists have helped to design a new drug to safeguard against epidemic and pandemic flu strains -- as published in Science today. (2013-02-21)
Politicians bury their heads in the sand while global flu threat mounts
Governments around the world must stop burying their heads in the sand over the growing threat of a global epidemic of avian flu, argues a GP in this week's BMJ. (2005-05-05)
A 2002 disease threat offers lessons for avian flu preparedness
As public health experts discuss how best to prevent an avian flu epidemic in the United States, La Follette School of Public Affairs assistant professor Donald P. (2005-12-06)
Birds of all feathers and global flu diversity
A group of international scientists have completed the first global inventory of flu strains in birds by reviewing more than 50 published studies and genetic data, providing new insight into the drivers of viral diversity and the emergence of disease that can ultimately impact human health and livelihoods. (2014-03-06)
Virus discovery helps scientists predict emerging diseases
Fresh insight into how viruses such as SARS and flu can jump from one species to another may help scientists predict the emergence of diseases in future. (2011-09-22)
St. Jude conducts first large-scale bird flu genome study
Investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have completed the first large-scale study of bird flu virus genomes, thereby doubling the amount of genetic information available on the genes and proteins of these viruses. (2006-01-26)
Bypassing eggs, flu vaccine grown in insect cells shows promise
An experimental flu vaccine made in insect cells -- not in eggs, where flu vaccines currently available in the United States are grown -- is safe and as effective as conventional vaccines in protecting people against the flu. (2007-04-10)
Effective preventive drug against bird flu developed in the mouse
Researchers have developed what could be used as an effective preventive drug against bird flu. (2006-10-12)
Analysis of Spanish flu cases in 1918-1920 suggests transfusions might help in bird flu pandemic
Transfusions with blood products taken from people who had recovered from Spanish influenza may have reduced risk for death and improved symptoms of hospitalized patients who contracted Spanish influenza complicated by pneumonia. (2006-08-29)
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