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How concerned should we be about H7N9 flu?

The past few weeks have seen an increasing amount of coverage about an ongoing outbreak of the H7N9 strain of avian influenza in China (often called ‘bird flu’). 557 more words

Clinical And Medical Microbiology

Have you ever wondered what this world would be like if we just took what Science knew and what the world of the unseen knew and combined them?   359 more words

How to Make the Flu Vaccine Better

Have you ever gotten the flu vaccine but still gotten the flu? About 160 million doses of flu vaccine are made every year in the US, but they vary in effectiveness from year to year. 113 more words


Phage therapy as an alternative antibiotics

Broadcaster: BBC2

Year: 2016

Genre: Magazine

Length: 7 mins 17 secs

URL: https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/index.php/clip/89648

The growing menace of antibiotic resistance has been the subject of increasing press attention in recent years. 331 more words


How Zika virus crosses the placenta

Zika virus (ZIKV) causes microcephaly, whereas other related pathogenic flaviviruses do not. To reach the fetal brain, a virus must be transported from the maternal to the fetal circulation, which requires crossing of the placental barrier. 243 more words


Promising RNA vaccine against Zika

A research group from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has just released the results of a promising animal study with the aim to demonstrate effectiveness of a newly developed mRNA Zika vaccine. 126 more words