Honeysuckle Targets Viruses.. Researchers call it a ‘Virological penicillin’ MIR2911 ( + the Original Ebola discussion )

* We are Posting our videos at request, from our clinicalnews.org site.. Honeysuckle, clinical tests may of just confirmed it is a powerful virus killer. MIR2911 – In a new study, Chen-Yu Zhang’s group at Nanjing University present an extremely novel finding that a plant microRNA, MIR2911, which is enriched in honeysuckle, directly targets influenza…

‘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 who have deliberately created new strains of…

Scientists described small genetic changes that enable the H5N1 bird flu virus to replicate more easily in the noses of mammals

  Bird flu mutation study offers vaccine clue by  Sam Wong   08 April 2013                       Scientists have described small genetic changes that enable the H5N1 bird flu virus to replicate more easily in the noses of mammals. So far there have only been isolated cases of bird flu in humans, and no widespread transmission as…

Mutation altering stability of surface molecule in acid enables H5N1 infection of mammals

Contact: Jim Sliwa jsliwa@asmusa.org 202-942-9297 American Society for Microbiology A single mutation in the H5N1 avian influenza virus that affects the pH at which the hemagglutinin surface protein is activated simultaneously reduces its capacity to infect ducks and enhances its capacity to grow in mice according to research published ahead of print today in the…

Man’s best friend: Common canine virus may lead to new vaccines for deadly human diseases

Public Affairs News Service Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 Writer: James  E.  Hataway, 706/542-5222, jhataway@uga.edu Contact: Biao He, 706/542-2855, bhe@uga.edu Athens, Ga. – Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that a virus commonly found in dogs may serve as the foundation for the next great breakthrough in human vaccine development. Although harmless in humans,…

CDC Wants Safety Threat Information on Goose Flu

WASHINGTON (CN) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention request information and comments to questions on a highly contagious “goose” variant of avian influenza H5N1 viruses. The viruses contain a hemagglutinin from the Goose/Guangdong/1/96 lineage. The CDC, among other questions, asks about “their potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety.”…

Human nose too cold for bird flu, says new study ( H5N1 )

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Lucy Goodchild lucy.goodchild@imperial.ac.uk 44-207-594-6702 Imperial College London Avian influenza viruses do not thrive in humans because the temperature inside a person’s nose is too low, according to research published today in the journal PLoS Pathogens. The authors of the study, from Imperial College London and the University of North…

St. Jude develops vaccine against potential pandemic influenza virus H5N1 using reverse genetics (Using H1N1, requested repost 2003)

Contact: Bonnie Cameron bonnie.cameron@stjude.org 901-495-4815 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Special modification of reverse genetics created at St. Jude allowed vaccine to be custom-made within weeks of emergence of virus (MEMPHIS, TENN.–April 2, 2003) Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital announced today the development of a vaccine against H5N1, a new lethal influenza virus…

A small genetic change makes flu virus deadly ( H5N1 2001 Requested Repost)

Contact: Jeff Minerd jminerd@niaid.nih.gov 301-402-1663 NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases A small genetic change makes flu virus deadly A tiny change in one of the influenza virus’s 10 genes is key to making certain strains of the virus especially virulent to humans, scientists report in the Sept. 7 issue of Science. This discovery…

Superflu is being brewed in the lab (Article H5N1 2004 Requested Repost)

Contact: Claire Bowles claire.bowles@rbi.co.uk 44-207-331-2751 New Scientist Superflu is being brewed in the lab AFTER the worldwide alarm triggered by last year’s SARS outbreak, it might seem reckless to set about creating a potentially far more devastating virus in the lab. But that is what is being attempted by some researchers, who argue that the…

Detailed How To: The Potential for Respiratory Droplet–Transmissible A/H5N1 Influenza Virus to Evolve in a Mammalian Host

* This is information has been made public, I am leaving the figures out… Science 22 June 2012: Vol. 336 no. 6088 pp. 1541-1547 DOI: 10.1126/science.1222526 Abstract Avian A/H5N1 influenza viruses pose a pandemic threat. As few as five amino acid substitutions, or four with reassortment, might be sufficient for mammal-to-mammal transmission through respiratory droplets.…