Category: Virus Engineering ( Unclassified )

A VIRUS that kills every one of its victims, by wiping out part of their immune system, has been accidentally created by an Australian research team

Requested Re-post from our evesdrift.com site, on the horrifying potential of a certain type of disease vaccine engineering. New Scientist issue: 13th January 2001 ( Historical ) An engineered mouse virus leaves us one step away from the ultimate bioweapon A VIRUS that kills every one of its victims, by […]

Vaccination campaign doubles HBV mutations

Contact: Garth Hogan ghogan@asmusa.org 202-942-9389 American Society for Microbiology WASHINGTON, DC – October 7, 2013 – A universal infant vaccination campaign in China has led the Hepatitis B virus (HBV) to more than double its rate of “breakout” mutations. These mutations may enable the virus to elude the […]

Georgia conducts dangerous experiments with viruses: “experiments with viruses have led to the spread of such dangerous illnesses as pig flu and measles”

Photo: EPA The people of Georgia are in danger. This sensational statement was made by the Georgian President’s former American advisor, journalist Jeffrey Silverman. According to him, a laboratory on the outskirts of Tbilisi is developing health hazardous viruses that are being tested on local residents.  The laboratory […]

‘Appalling irresponsibility’: Senior scientists attack Chinese researchers for creating new strains of influenza virus in veterinary laboratory

Experts warn of danger that the new viral strains created by mixing bird-flu virus with human influenza could escape from the laboratory to cause a global pandemic killing millions of people. Steve Connor Thursday, 2 May 2013 Senior scientists have criticised the “appalling irresponsibility” of researchers in China […]

Researchers are first to use common virus to ‘fortify’ adult stem cells: “Basically, we’ve helped the cells be ‘invisible’ to the body’s natural killer cells, T cells and other aspects of the immune system”

Contact: Karen Richardson krchrdsn@wakehealth.edu 336-716-4453 Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Researchers are first to use common virus to ‘fortify’ adult stem cells Potential uses of engineered cells include organ transplant and brain injury WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – April 1, 2013 – Using the same strategy that a common virus […]

The first caffeine-‘addicted’ bacteria

Contact: Michael Bernstein m_bernstein@acs.org 202-872-6042 American Chemical Society Some people may joke about living on caffeine, but scientists now have genetically engineered E. coli bacteria to do that — literally. Their report in the journal ACS Synthetic Biology describes bacteria being “addicted” to caffeine in a way that […]

Contaminated water used to dilute pesticides could be responsible for viruses entering the food chain, warn scientists

Contact: Sacha Boucherie S.Boucherie@elsevier.com 31-204-853-564 Elsevier Pesticide application as potential source of noroviruses in fresh food supply chains Human norovirus (hNoV), also known as the winter vomiting bug, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the world. The virus is highly contagious, causing vomiting and diarrhea, […]

Increased risk of sleep disorder in children who received swine flu vaccine : Up to 16-fold increased risk

Contact: Emma Dickinson edickinson@bmjgroup.com 44-020-738-36529 BMJ-British Medical Journal Results consistent with findings from Finland and Sweden, but may still be overestimated The results are consistent with previous studies from Finland and Sweden and indicate that the association is not confined to Scandinavian populations. However, the authors stress that […]

Insight: Evidence grows for narcolepsy link to GSK swine flu shot : Doctors are fearful of having their reputations ruined by reporting possible links

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent | Reuters – 8 mins ago STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Emelie is plagued by hallucinations and nightmares. When she wakes up, she’s often paralyzed, unable to breathe properly or call for help. During the day she can barely stay awake, and often misses school […]

Mount Sinai researchers discover how the flu virus tells time; Hides 8 hours in the Cell, then in 48 hours becomes infectious

Contact: Mount Sinai Press Office newsmedia@mssm.edu 212-241-9200 The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine Discovery provides new targets for antiviral drugs and vaccine designs Scientists have discovered that that the flu virus can essentially tell time, thereby giving scientists the ability to reset the virus’ […]

Viruses cooperate or conquer to cause maximum destruction: They Change Behaviour to overcome our attempt to control them

Contact: Louise Vennells L.Vennells@exeter.ac.uk 44-013-927-22062 University of Exeter Scientists have discovered new evidence about the evolution of viruses, in work that will change our understanding about the control of infectious diseases such as winter flu Scientists have discovered new evidence about the evolution of viruses, in work that […]

A vaccine-derived strain of poliovirus that has spread in recent years is serious but it can be tackled with an existing vaccine

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Laura Gallagher l.gallagher@imperial.ac.uk 44-020-759-48432 Imperial College London Polio research gives new insight into tackling vaccine-derived poliovirus A vaccine-derived strain of poliovirus that has spread in recent years is serious but it can be tackled with an existing vaccine, according to a new […]