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Controversial bird flu research finally published

After an unprecedented recommendation by a government review panel to block publication, a study that shows how the avian H5N1 influenza virus could become transmissible in mammals was published in full today in the journal Nature. In December 2011, the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity recommended redacting critical information from the study. The unprecedented […]

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Adenovirus Vaccine May Be Key To Beating Bird Flu

While the World Health Organization nervously waits for the first confirmed cases of human-to-human transmission of the H5N1 “bird flu” virus, researchers are ramping up their efforts to design more efficient vaccines. Molecular virologist Suresh Mittal, from Purdue University, is investigating a new way to provide broader immunity against multiple strains of the avian influenza […]

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