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 wiping out part of their immune system,…

Experiments using virulent avian flu strains pose risk of accidental release

Experiments using virulent avian flu strains pose risk of accidental release // PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 20-May-2014 Research in mammals that aims to prevent future influenza pandemics raises ethical, public health concerns Boston, MA — Experiments creating dangerous flu strains that are transmissible between mammals pose too great a risk to human life from potential release,…

Live virus used in polio vaccine can evolve and infect, warns TAU researcher

” Can act like wild poliovirus and continue the threat of contagion ”  November 7, 2011 _ Requested Re-Post from our HRR Site Health professionals and researchers across the globe believe they are on the verge of eradicating polio, a devastating virus which can lead to paralysis and death. Despite successful eradication in most countries,…

‘Alien’ life form is grown in a lab: Scientists add unnatural DNA strands to the genetic code of bacteria to create a new strain

  Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, introduced DNA molecules not found in nature to a common bacterium The E. coli bugs are able to grow and reproduce as normal despite containing two extra letters in their genetic code Research involved overcoming a billion years of evolution to get the expanded…

Could dinosaur-age DNA cure GOUT? Reviving a 90 million-year-old protein could treat painful inflammation

Researchers have resurrected a prehistoric version of the enzyme uricase Uricase can break down uric acid, which can cause kidney stones and gout It is not produced in humans because of evolutionary changes that took place in the body over 20 million years ago By Daily Mail Reporter UPDATED:          08:05 EST, 21 February 2014  …

Dosing schedule of pneumococcal vaccine linked with increased risk of getting multiresistant strain

Public release date: 7-Sep-2010 – EEV: Requested Re-Post from the HRR site. – Infants who received heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination (PCV-7) at 2, 4, and 11 months were more likely than unvaccinated controls to have nasopharyngeal acquisition of pneumococcal serotype 19A – the increase in serotype 19A disease was associated in time with the widespread…

Fun With Genetic Engineering: Why Letting Students Tinker With Microorganisms Is Good For Education And Society

Posted: 01/14/2014  1:26 pm By Charles Gersbach, Assistant Professor, and Tom Katsouleas, Dean, Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering Elaborate competitions to build the best robot or design cages to protect falling eggs have been a rite of passage for generations of engineering students. Today, there’s a new contest with the same creativity and competitive…

Bird flu leaves the nest — adapting to a new host ( How to Kill or Cure Millions )

EEV: Reposted at request from our biological site http://www.healthresearchreport.me Public release date: 26-Aug-2009 – an unadapted avian strain and an avian strain adapted to infect mice by mutations that increase the efficiency of the viral polymerase – They found that whereas the avian strain only infected the lungs, the mouse-adapted strain caused suppression of the…

From friend to foe: How benign bacteria evolve to virulent pathogens

Contact: Isabel Gordo igordo@igc.gulbenkian.pt 351-214-407-915 Public Library of Science Bacteria can evolve rapidly to adapt to environmental change. When the “environment” is the immune response of an infected host, this evolution can turn harmless bacteria into life-threatening pathogens. A study published on December 12 in PLOS Pathogens provides insight into how this happens. Isabel Gordo…