News tagged with flu virus
A new class of influenza drug has been shown effective against drug-resistant strains of the flu virus, according to a study led by University of British Columbia researchers.
Medical research Feb 21, 2013 | 4.6 / 5 (11) | 0 |
World health ministers said Friday they were being vigilant after a Dutch laboratory developed a mutant version of the deadly bird flu virus that is for the first time contagious among humans.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 09, 2011 | 5 / 5 (7) | 7
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have made a major advance in understanding how flu viruses replicate within infected cells. The researchers used cutting-edge molecular biology and electron-microscopy ...
Medical research Nov 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Toward 'universal' vaccine: Scientists describe antibodies that protect against large variety of flu viruses
A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute and Crucell Vaccine Institute in the Netherlands describes three human antibodies that provide broad protection against Influenza B virus strains. ...
Medical research Aug 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A CDC study led by microbiologist Terrence Tumpey has found that the H3N2 virus that infected several people in the United States last year, may have more pandemic potential than has been ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 21, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 1 |
(AP) -- The world should get ready for a new Made in China product - vaccines.
Medications Nov 29, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
An emerging class of long-lasting flu vaccines could do more than just save people the trouble of an annual flu shot.
Medical research Feb 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
(AP) -- For the first time, scientists have found evidence of flu in bats, reporting a never-before-seen virus whose risk to humans is unclear.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1
Researchers develop universal flu vaccine: New technology could become available to consumers within a decade
(Medical Xpress)—Flu is unpredictable. Influenza viruses are constantly changing—from one season to the next or even within the course of a flu season—making vaccine development difficult.
Medical research Apr 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Genetics of flu susceptibility: Researchers find gene that can transform mild influenza to a life-threatening disease
A genetic finding could help explain why influenza becomes a life-threating disease to some people while it has only mild effects in others. New research led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has identified for the first ...
Genetics Mar 25, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 0 |
San Diego State University researchers at the Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center may have found the secret to helping the immune system fight off the flu before it gets you sick.
Immunology Jul 06, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 0 |
A man is in critical condition after testing positive for the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, state media said Saturday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 30, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Scientists have engineered a new strain of H5N1 (commonly known as bird flu) to be readily transmitted between humans. Two perspectives being published early online in Annals of Internal Medicine, the flagship journal of the ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1
The H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009 underscored weaknesses in methods widely used to diagnose the flu, from frequent false negatives to long wait times for results. Now Boston University researchers have developed ...
Medical research Mar 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Research at Imperial College London examining influenza transmission in ferrets suggests that the virus can be passed on before the appearance of symptoms. If the finding applies to humans, it means that people pass on flu ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Influenzavirus A Influenzavirus B Influenzavirus C Isavirus Thogotovirus
The Orthomyxoviridae (orthos, Greek for "straight"; myxa, Greek for "mucus") are a family of RNA viruses that includes five genera: Influenzavirus A, Influenzavirus B, Influenzavirus C, Isavirus and Thogotovirus. The first three genera contain viruses that cause influenza in vertebrates, including birds (see also avian influenza), humans, and other mammals. Isaviruses infect salmon; thogotoviruses infect vertebrates and invertebrates, such as mosquitoes and sea lice.
The three genera of Influenzavirus, which are identified by antigenic differences in their nucleoprotein and matrix protein infect vertebrates as follows:
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