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19

Oct

Researchers train mice to sniff out avian influenza in duck poopScientists discover bird flu can be detected by fecal odor changes in infected ducks; give mice the job.

Researchers train mice to sniff out avian influenza in duck poop
Scientists discover bird flu can be detected by fecal odor changes in infected ducks; give mice the job.

15

May

Bird flu vaccine: How will we know it works?
Researchers will test the vaccine’s effectiveness by taking blood from vaccinated people, and checking to see if antibodies in their blood can neutralize the virus.

Bird flu vaccine: How will we know it works?

Researchers will test the vaccine’s effectiveness by taking blood from vaccinated people, and checking to see if antibodies in their blood can neutralize the virus.

25

Apr

Where the new bird flu virus may have started
Poultry markets in China provide a conducive environment for strains of the virus to mingle and mutate.

Where the new bird flu virus may have started

Poultry markets in China provide a conducive environment for strains of the virus to mingle and mutate.

16

Apr

How the new bird flu virus evolved
Flu viruses are known to evolve at a particularly fast pace, and the bird flu is no different.

How the new bird flu virus evolved

Flu viruses are known to evolve at a particularly fast pace, and the bird flu is no different.

03

Apr

Bird flu: 6 things you should know about the new virus
The new H7N9 strain does not spreads between people, but is spreading from source population to humans.

Bird flu: 6 things you should know about the new virus

The new H7N9 strain does not spreads between people, but is spreading from source population to humans.

11

Mar

Could lab-created chickens wipe out bird flu?
Researchers are close to creating the world’s first flu-proof poultry, a breakthrough in genetic modification that might change the way we fight infectious diseases.

Could lab-created chickens wipe out bird flu?

Researchers are close to creating the world’s first flu-proof poultry, a breakthrough in genetic modification that might change the way we fight infectious diseases.

24

Jan


 Controversial bird flu research to resume 



Research on H5N1 transmission that uses funds from the U.S. National Institutes of Health cannot begin again until after safety guidelines are established.
Research on H5N1 transmission that uses funds from the U.S. National Institutes of Health cannot begin again until after safety guidelines are established.

22

Jun

How likely is bird flu pandemic?Scientists aren’t sure how long it might take before a strain of the bird flu evolves to spread through the air among humans.

How likely is bird flu pandemic?
Scientists aren’t sure how long it might take before a strain of the bird flu evolves to spread through the air among humans.

23

Feb

Bird flu more common but less deadly than estimatedThe study of past bird flu infection studies cannot come to conclusions about the virus’s threat without looking at whole populations.

Bird flu more common but less deadly than estimated
The study of past bird flu infection studies cannot come to conclusions about the virus’s threat without looking at whole populations.

16

Feb

How secure are labs handling the world’s deadliest virusesQuestions about biosecurity are front and center for global health officials due to a growing controversy over bird flu experiments.

How secure are labs handling the world’s deadliest viruses
Questions about biosecurity are front and center for global health officials due to a growing controversy over bird flu experiments.