- Your Cold Nose- Why Humans Can't Catch Bird Flu
Avian influenza viruses do not thrive in humans because the temperature inside a person's nose is too low, according to research published today in PLoS Pathogens. The authors of the study, from Imperial College London and the University of North Caro ...
Article - News Staff - May 14 2009 - 11:28am
- Case Reports Of Hospitalized Patients With Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu In California During April And May 2009
Since April 15 and 17, 2009, when the first two cases of novel influenza A (H1N1) infection were identified from two southern California counties, novel influenza A (H1N1) cases have been documented throughout the world, with most cases occurring in the Un ...
Article - News Staff - May 18 2009 - 10:14pm
- Proteomics And The Hunt For Disease-Causing Molecules
The secret to any good recipe is knowing how things happen in a system and the recipe for diseases is no different. Many diseases have crucial proteins which change the dynamics of cells from benign to deadly. New findings from an international collaborat ...
Article - News Staff - May 19 2009 - 5:12pm
- A Smaller World For Humans Means Natural Selection Will Favor More Dangerous Parasites- Nature Study
Are parasites evolving to be more or less aggressive depending on whether they are closely connected to their hosts or scattered among more isolated clusters of hosts? Research led by Geoff Wild, an NSERC-funded mathematician at the University of Western ...
Article - News Staff - May 27 2009 - 1:43pm
- Swine Flu Concern- A Life Saving Drill
Fire drills are conducted to know what it will be like in an actual fire incident. The main objective of fire drills are to asses how fast can people evacuate the buildings safely, if ever they catch fire. I think the swine flu virus is just like that. It ...
Article - Johann Cruz - Jun 23 2012 - 7:12am
- Limited H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccines? Target Children, Says Study
One odd characteristic of H1N1 influenza A (swine flu) in 2009 is that it seems to hit children much harder than the elderly, an about-face from ordinary flu. So targeting children may be an effective use of limited supplies of flu vaccine, according to ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 17 2009 - 10:32am
- Immunology- Chain Reaction Of The Immune System 'Frozen'
A team of scientists led by chemist and Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) Pioneer laureate Piet Gros and medical microbiologist Jos van Strijp from Utrecht University have succeeded in 'freezing' a chain reaction of the immun ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 26 2009 - 2:01am
- Superbug Clostridium Difficile- Do Viruses Make Bacteria More Deadly?
In England and Wales, the national health statistics in 2007 showed that there were 8,324 death certificates which named Clostridium difficile. This is a bacterium which causes severe diarrhea in humans and animals as the underlying cause of death, a 28% i ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 24 2009 - 2:00am
- 'Freezer Virus' And The 90 Year Evolution Of H1N1 Swine Flu
The current H1N1 influenza A swine flu strain has genetic roots in an illness that sickened pigs at the 1918 Cedar Rapids Swine Show in Iowa, report infectious disease experts at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in the New Engl ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 29 2009 - 6:46pm
- 60 Percent Of Americans Concerned About H1N1 Swine Flu Influenza A Outbreak
As part of their series about the cultural response toward an H1N1 flu outbreak, the Harvard Opinion Research Program is releasing a national poll that focuses on Americans' views and concerns about the potential for a more severe outbreak of Influe ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 16 2009 - 9:56am