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Flu transmitted before symptoms appear, says study

August 30th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Flu virus can be transmitted even before the appearance of their symptoms as experiments with ferrets (European polecat) have shown, according to a study.If applied to ... Read more...

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Effective antibodies against flu strains identified

August 10th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Scientists have identified three human antibodies effective against flu B virus strains. The same team had earlier reported finding antibodies against flu A strains.The isolation of ... Read more...

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Chicken vaccines mutate into new virus

July 16th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 16 (IANS) Two different vaccine viruses, used simultaneously to control an acute respiratory disease occurring in chickens, have combined to produce new infectious viruses, says new research.The vaccines ... Read more...

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Novel approach shows great potential in reducing mortality from flu

April 23rd, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A new approach by researchers has shown 'great potential to reduce the morbidity and mortality from flu'.A research on mice has shown that the pulmonary administration of granulocyte ... Read more...

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Universal influenza vaccine ‘on the anvil’

December 7th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): Taking various seasonal flu vaccines may become a thing of the past if researchers are able design a vaccine that gives decades-long protection from any flu virus strain.Anthony ... Read more...

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Novel discoveries offer new ways to design HIV vaccine

September 30th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 30 (ANI): Paving a new way for designing AIDS vaccines, researchers have made novel discoveries about the immune defenses of rare HIV patients who produce antibodies that prevent infection.Researchers at ... Read more...

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South Africa warns of flu during world cup

June 26th, 2010 - 7:19 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 26 (IANS) South Africa, host to thousands of foreign visitors for the soccer world cup, warned Friday of spread of flu during next couple of weeks. The country's National Institute ... Read more...

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Progress made toward universal flu vaccine

May 20th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a novel influenza vaccine that could represent the next step towards a universal influenza vaccine eliminating the need for seasonal immunizations."Current influenza vaccines ... Read more...

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1918 and 2009 H1N1 flu ‘not spread by birds’, finds study

January 20th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new study by researchers from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease (NCFAD) and American scientists suggests that the 1918 and 2009 H1N1 ... Read more...

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Chicken pox vaccine cuts shingles risk in kids

December 5th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): Chicken pox vaccine may reduce risk of shingles among children, say scientists.Herpes zoster, also known as shingles, is very rare among children who have been vaccinated against chicken ... Read more...

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Bharat Biotech’s rabies vaccine to touch 20 million doses

October 27th, 2009 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 27 (IANS) City-based vaccines and biotherapeutics manufacturer Bharat Biotech expects to more than double sales of its anti-rabies vaccine, INDIRAB(r),in two years to touch 20 million doses. INDIRAB sales crossed the ... Read more...

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Blood racket: Contaminated blood could have caused Hepatitis

August 30th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 30 (IANS) More than a week after police busted a massive racket in adulterated blood in Uttar Pradesh, another report on the quality of blood seized reveals that it was ... Read more...

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Expert worried over safety of swine flu vaccine

August 22nd, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
By K.S. Jayaraman Bangalore, Aug 22 (IANS) A leading virologist has raised concern about the safety of the swine flu vaccine that Indian companies are trying to bring out in a hurry at ... Read more...

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‘Making swine flu vaccine a complex process’

August 11th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Developing vaccines against swine flu virus strains is a complex and time-consuming process and inoculations are usually effective only for a single season, says an expert at ... Read more...

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Scientists chart sequence of 99 cold virus strains

February 13th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): In a rather massive feat, scientists have reported the sequences for all of the 99 known strains of cold virus. Unravelling the code of nature''s most ubiquitous human ... 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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Combination therapies may be effective against hepatitis C virus

December 9th, 2008 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Leeds have found that combination therapies similar to those used for HIV patients may be the best way of treating hepatitis C ... Read more...

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EU approves human bird flu vaccine

May 20th, 2008 - 7:45 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Brussels, May 20 (RIA Novosti) The European Union has granted licence to a British company to market a human pre-pandemic bird flu vaccine in all 27-member European Union countries, the EurActiv ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil quick way to make human monoclonal antibodies against flu

May 1st, 2008 - 3:14 pm ICT by admin
London, May 1 (ANI): A new study report suggests that it is possible to rapidly produce infection-fighting proteins called human monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) in laboratory to fight influenza.The report says ... Read more...

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