News tagged with mutant virus
(Medical Xpress)—An international team of bio-researchers has found that a mutant strain of the H5N1 influenza virus (created in a lab) has a 200-fold preference for binding with receptors in human cells, ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—UNSW researchers have discovered a new strain of norovirus that they warn could cause a severe epidemic of acute gastroenteritis in Australia this winter.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Can HIV be transformed into a biotechnological tool for improving human health? According to a CNRS team at the Architecture et Réactivité de l'ARN (RNA Architecture and Reactivity) laboratory, ...
Genetics Aug 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The author of a paper on a mutant bird flu strain said Monday that experts agreed to publish it only after he explained that the virus was "much less lethal" than previously feared.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Mutations in HIV that develop during the first few weeks of infection may play a critical role in undermining a successful early immune response, a finding that reveals the importance of vaccines targeting regions of the ...
HIV & AIDS Mar 08, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 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 author of an upcoming Nature paper about H5N1 argues in a Nature Comment article today that research into deadly pathogenic viruses must continue if pandemics are to be prevented. Yoshihiro Kawaoka suggests, after reviewi ...
Medical research Jan 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The World Health Organization (WHO) said it was "deeply concerned" about research into whether the H5N1 flu virus could be made more transmissible between humans after mutant strains were produced in labs.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 31, 2011 | not rated yet | 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
A mutant strain of the deadly bird flu H5N1 virus detected in Vietnam does not appear to pose an increased risk to human health, the United Nations said on Monday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 05, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Monday warned about a new mutant strain of the deadly bird flu H5N1 virus in China and Vietnam, saying there could be a "major resurgence" of the disease.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 29, 2011 | not rated yet | 0