A new technology is showing promise as the basis for a much-needed home test to diagnose influenza quickly, before the window for taking antiviral drugs slams shut and sick people spread the virus to others, scientists reported ...
Professor Adrian Mulholland and Dr Christopher Woods from Bristol's School of Chemistry, together with colleagues in Thailand, used graphics processing units (GPUs) to simulate the molecular processes that take place when ...
An international research team has manufactured a new protein that can combat deadly flu epidemics.
The debate about the potential severity of an outbreak of airborne H5N1 influenza in humans needs to move on from speculation and focus instead on how we can safely continue H5N1 research and share the results among researchers, ...
A global treaty on the harvesting of genetic resources will probably be ratified by July 2012, the UN executive secretary on biological diversity said Tuesday.
Stockpiling antiviral drugs as a weapon against pandemic flu saves lives but, when measured as a tool for averting economic damage, is an option only open to rich countries, a study published on Wednesday said.
(AP) -- Government officials are investigating an apparent increase in fever-related seizures in young children after they got a flu shot.
With frantic efforts to gird for the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic still etched on the public mind, some health officials have been gearing up weeks earlier than usual to do battle with the 2010 flu season.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Australian National University researchers have breathed new life into an old protein drug target in a discovery that could open the door to a new range of drugs to combat influenza.
(AP) -- About a quarter of the swine flu vaccine produced for the U.S. public has expired - meaning that a whopping 40 million doses worth about $260 million is being written off as trash.