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June 12, 2012
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A SMART(er) Way to Track Influenza

Brown University researchers have created a reliable and fast flu-detection test that can be carried in a first-aid kit. The novel prototype device isolates influenza RNA using a combination of magnetics and microfluidics, then amplifies and detects probes bound to … Continue reading

May 29, 2012
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Powerful New Approach to Attack Flu Virus

EAST LANSING, Mich. — An international research team has manufactured a new protein that can combat deadly flu epidemics. The paper, featured on the cover of the current issue of Nature Biotechnology, demonstrates ways to use manufactured genes as antivirals, … Continue reading

March 26, 2012
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The Gene That Can Transform Mild Influenza in to a Life Threatening Disease

A genetic finding could help to explain why influenza becomes a life-threatening disease for some people, and yet has only a mild effect on others. Collaborative research led by scientists at UCL and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute found that … Continue reading

September 24, 2011
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UCLA Scientists Find H1N1 Flu Virus Prevalent in Animals in Africa

UCLA life scientists and their colleagues have discovered the first evidence of the H1N1 virus in animals in Africa. In one village in northern Cameroon, a staggering 89 percent of the pigs studied had been exposed to the H1N1 virus, … Continue reading

December 31, 2009
by Shams

“Happy New Year 2010!!!”

Well, soon we are heading into the New Year 2010. Great numbers!!! Before thinking about what we can achieve in 2010, let’s have a look back at 2009. We still have some time. 🙂