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When viruses infect bacteria

( -- Viruses are the most abundant parasites on Earth. Well known viruses, such as the flu virus, attack human hosts, while viruses such as the tobacco mosaic virus infect plant hosts.

dateJun 30, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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A new approach to early diagnosis of influenza

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 ...

dateSep 08, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Avian flu vaccine on the brink

A collaboration between BBSRC and STFC-funded scientists has been using a new form of low energy microscopy to observe how poxviruses interact with components inside live cells. Genetically modified fowlpox viruses have been ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Medical research
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Novartis starts testing swine flu vaccine

(AP) -- Swiss drugmaker Novartis has begun injecting its swine flu vaccine into people in the company's first human tests, a spokesman said Wednesday. The vaccine is being tested in a yearlong trial of 6,000 people of all ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in Medications
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