Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

H1N1 flu virus used new biochemical trick to cause pandemic

(PhysOrg.com) -- The influenza virus, scientists well know, is a crafty, shape-shifting organism, constantly changing form to evade host immune systems and jump from one species, like birds, to another, mammals.

Medical research

Research team finds structure of 'swine flu' virus

A team of scientists from The Scripps Research Institute and other institutions has solved the structure of a key protein from the virus that caused last year's "swine flu" influenza epidemic. The structure reveals that the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pandemic flu, like seasonal H1N1, shows signs of resisting Tamiflu

If the behavior of the seasonal form of the H1N1 influenza virus is any indication, scientists say that chances are good that most strains of the pandemic H1N1 flu virus will become resistant to Tamiflu, the main drug stockpiled ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is the US swine flu epidemic over?

(AP) -- If the U.S. swine flu epidemic isn't over, it certainly looks as if it's on its last legs. While federal health officials are not ready to declare the threat has passed and the outbreak has run its course, they did ...

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