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Pandora Report 4.18.14

I think I was coming down with something yesterday. It manifested as a pretty debilitating headache, so I am pretty sure it wasn’t Ebola, but I also had no desire to drink water, so it might have been rabies. 986 more words

Pandora Report (Archives)

Superflu: reply to Vox

Vox recently ran a piece by Susannah Locke on a new study in Cell, in which scientists showed only five mutations are needed to make H5N1 avian influenza transmissible in ferrets. 1,115 more words

Bioethics

Insights into how a bird flu virus spreads could prevent pandemics

(Cell Press 10 April 2014) The H5N1 bird flu virus has killed hundreds of people, despite the fact that the virus can’t spread easily between people. 70 more words

Influenza

Insights into how a bird flu virus spreads could prevent pandemics

The H5N1 bird flu virus has infected and killed hundreds of people, despite the fact that, at the moment, the virus can’t spread easily between people. 370 more words

Science

The rise and fall of avian flu research

By Jonas Waldenström

You’d be surprised how much of science that goes in and out of fashion. A certain topic may become hot for a time, go through a burst of development and then either stagnate, branch out in a new direction, or just vane into oblivion. 720 more words

News And Views

Gain-of-function: redux

The gain-of-function crowd are at it again. A new study, released in Cell, has described how H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza can be engineered to become transmissible between mammals, using five mutations. 664 more words

Bioethics

Five changes can make H5N1 virus transmit among mammals, study finds

TORONTO – As few as five mutations can give an H5N1 bird flu virus the capacity to transmit among mammals instead of birds, a study published Thursday reveals. 1,015 more words

News