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(EurekAlert) A new computer model could help scientists predict when a particular strain of avian influenza might become infectious from bird to human, according to a report to be published in the International Journal Data Mining and Bioinformatics.
- May 21, 2013
(EurekAlert) Scientists at the University of California, Davis, detected the H1N1 (2009) virus in free-ranging northern elephant seals off the central California coast a year after the human pandemic began, according to a study published today, May 15, in the journal PLOS ONE. It is the first report of that flu strain in any marine Read More »
- May 16, 2013
(EurekAlert) A large scale, five year study of mosquitoes from different ecological regions in Kenya, including savannah grassland, semi-arid Acacia thorn bushes, and mangrove swamps, found a reservoir of viruses carried by mosquitoes (arboviruses) that are responsible for human and animal diseases. This research, published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Virology Journal, highlights the Read More »
- May 10, 2013
(EurekAlert) Around 150 million people globally are chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) – a major cause of liver disease and the fastest growing cause of liver transplantation and liver cancer. 1 New prevention strategies are urgently required as people are continuing to be infected with HCV. Findings, published in Hepatology, reveal the Read More »
- May 7, 2013
(GlobalBiodefense) The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to defense and national security. Unconventional approaches that are outside the mainstream are sought, undertaking directions that challenge assumptions and have the potential to radically change established practice.
- May 7, 2013