influenza strains

Exposure to seasonal flu made middle-aged prone to H1N1


December 7th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): A new study has suggested that faulty antibodies from previous infections boosted severity of swine flu in the middle-aged.A study has stated that previous infection with other, seasonal, ... Read more...

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Boffins approaching universal treatment for all influenza strains


June 5th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): A novel component of the influenza virus has been discovered by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine which may be the key to disabling the virus's ability ... Read more...

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Swine flu hits 57 million Americans, kills 17,000


February 13th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) The deadly H1N1 influenza virus, also known as swine flu, may have affected more than 57 million Americans and killed as many as 17,000 of ... Read more...

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Scientists use insect cells technology for producing swine flue vaccine


January 5th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Austrian researchers have broken new ground by developing a technique to produce swine flu vaccines through insect cells.The study has appeared in the Biotechnology Journal.Co-author of the study ... Read more...

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Bird flu virus ‘linked’ to Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s


August 13th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): Some kinds of influenza viruses may set up people infected with them to be at higher risk of developing chronic neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's later in ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil new accurate diagnostic test for swine flu


June 10th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a fast and cost-effective way to detect the emerging H1N1 swine-derived influenza A virus in human clinical samples using standard lab equipment.An ... Read more...

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Novel vaccine strategy may offer protection against flu viruses


May 19th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh suggest that vaccines made up of virus-like particles (VLPs) could provide stronger and longer-lasting protection against flu viruses than conventional vaccines.VLP vaccines ... Read more...

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Suspected cases of Swine Flu in India found negative


May 2nd, 2009 - 10:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): All six samples that were sent to National Institute of Communicable Disease for suspected cases of Swine Flu have turned out to be negative.Health screening of ... Read more...

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Excessive use may make bird flu drug useless


January 8th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) Overuse of cheap and popular drugs like Tamiflu may make the avian flu virus resistant to it. Scientists in the US have warned against their use after their ... Read more...

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High dose influenza vaccine helps protect elderly


October 27th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A high dose of influenza vaccine helps protect the elderly better than the standard vaccine, say researchers.Researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in ... Read more...

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First trial to test new vaccine against multiple influenza strains successful


August 22nd, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 22 (ANI): A new vaccine that could help fight several strains of influenza has passed its first phase of testing, according to researchers at the University of Texas at ... Read more...

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Flu viruses constantly mutating into deadlier versions


April 17th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 17 (IANS) Seasonal influenza strains constantly mutate in overlapping epidemics in Asia and sweep the rest of the world every year, according to a study. By focussing surveillance efforts on ... Read more...

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