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Swine flu vax could offer universal flu protection

Researchers in Canada are touting a 2009 swine flu shot as a potential route to a universal vaccine that could target all forms of influenza, according to data published in Frontiers of Immunology.

Controversial bird flu study details revealed

A lab-engineered bird flu strain spread easily among mammals, and the  Nature  article that reports the findings remains part of a hot debate in science about whether to guard details from research that could be used in the wrong hands to do harm.

Bird flu vaccine hits the clinic

Novavax saw a climb in its share value on the announcement that it has started enrollment of a Phase I clinical trial of its A/H5N1 vaccine to prevent bird flu.

Bioterrorism concerns vanquished, Nature publishes bird flu paper

After U.S. government efforts to restrict publication of research involved in building variations of the H5N1 bird flu virus, the journal Nature has published the first of two of the controversial papers involved in the dust-up, Reuters reports.

Scientists balk as U.S. gov't pushes limits to bird flu discourse

Scientists are crying foul about U.S. government efforts to seek publication restrictions on research involved in building variations of the H5N1 bird flu virus. Others are OK with the move,...

New strain of H5N1 lacks vax protection

Scientists have discovered a mutant strain of the bird flu, which has been observed in China and Vietnam, and the variant is different enough that current vaccines won't protect against it. So far,

Scientists easily create hybrid virus

A simple, single gene swap was all it took to create a hybrid bird and swine flu virus, according to an international team of scientists. Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka, professor of pathobiological sciences

Computing method offers shortcut to right flu vax

Investigators at Rice University say that they have devised a computational method that offers a faster and cheaper way to determine the formula for each new flu vaccine. And they say that the new

Baxter: Vax products contained bird flu virus

Deerfield, IL-based Baxter International has confirmed that vaccine shipments sent to subcontractors in Czech Republic, Slovenia and Germany were contaminated with live H5N1 avian flu viruses. The

Smallpox vax highly effective against bird flu

A modified smallpox vaccine has proven extraordinarily effective in guarding mice against bird flu. And a team of scientists in Hong Kong and the U.S. say that it promises to offer a cheap supply of