- The Race To Cure Malaria
The death toll due to malaria outbreaks has reached over million lives every year with an additional 300-500 million people suffering illness from serious malaria infections. The growing pandemic and high mortality rate has caused renewed and fervent inter ...
Article - Erin Richards - May 11 2009 - 1:45pm
- Make Your Own Pandemic- Mix Human And Avian Flu (But Do It In A Biosafety Level 3 Lab)
In 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched experiments designed to combine the H5N1 virus and human flu viruses and then see how the resulting hybrids affected animals so that they could assess the chances that such a "reas ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 27 2009 - 10:32pm
- Spanish Flu Pandemic Of 1918 Did Not Originate In Europe- Study
A French study of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, which analysed mortality rates in approximately three-quarters of the European population, has concluded that it is unlikely that the virus, often described as Spanish Flu, originated in Europe. Publishe ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2009 - 10:06am
- Swine Flu: Filtering Fact From Fiction About Face Masks
People who want to take extra precautions against swine flu should look for masks with built-in filters, according to Dr Robin J Harman, a pharmaceutical and regulatory expert. There has been much debate about the benefits of wearing a mask to prevent inf ...
Article - News Staff - May 1 2009 - 10:22pm
- Are We Ignoring H2N3? News Outlet Speculates About A Different Influenza In Mexican Deaths
Everyone is blaming H1N1, but could a different strain of Influenza be the cause of Mexican deaths? ...
Article - News Staff - May 2 2009 - 11:46am
- Avian Flu Research Sheds Light On Swine Flu- And Why Influenza A Can Never Be Eradicated
A new study by University of Maryland researchers suggests that the potential for an avian influenza virus to cause a human flu pandemic is greater than previously thought and the results also illustrate how the current H1N1 swine flu outbreak likely came ...
Article - News Staff - May 1 2009 - 11:29pm
- Is Narcolepsy An Autoimmune Disorder?
Narcolepsy affects about one in 2,000 people and is characterized by daytime drowsiness, irregular sleep at night and cataplexy — a sudden loss of muscle tone and strength. Stanford University School of Medicine scientist Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD, and othe ...
Article - News Staff - May 3 2009 - 12:28pm
- Drought Or Dengue Fever- Tough Choices In Australia
'Drought-proofing' Australia's urban regions by installing large domestic water tanks may enable the dengue mosquito Aedes aegypti to regain its foothold across the country and expand its range of possible infections, according to a new stud ...
Article - News Staff - May 4 2009 - 8:52pm
- Equality Of The Sexes? When It Comes To Immune Systems, Men Are Cheated Again
When it comes to immunity, men may not have been dealt an equal hand. The latest study by Dr. Maya Saleh, of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and McGill University, shows that women have a more powerful immune system than men. ...
Article - News Staff - May 11 2009 - 5:37pm
- As The Bug Evolves: Where Is Swine Flu Headed?
Recently I had the opportunity to ask Paul Ewald, one of the nation's leading evolutionary biologists, about a subject near and dear to his heart: the evolution of a bug, specifically swine flu. As usual, Ewald, a professor of biology at the Universi ...
Article - Greg Critser - May 13 2009 - 4:29pm