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Now, humans can give swine flu to pigs

Washington, July 10 (ANI): In a new twist to the deadly swine flu pandemic, it has been found that the strain of influenza, A/H1N1, can now be transferred from humans to pigs, and can spread rapidly in a trial pig ... Read More »

First H1N1 mass infection reported in Beijing

Beijing, July 2 (ANI): Beijing reported its first mass infection of the H1N1 flu at a primary school Wednesday. Seven pupils between 8 and 10 years old were confirmed infected with the virus Tuesday night, the China Daily reported. The ... Read More »

Scientists develop egg-free swine flu vaccine

Melbourne, June 30 (ANI): Australian researchers have created an egg-free vaccine for swine flu that can be produced from scratch within weeks. The revolutionary vaccine matches the virus found in the boy, 10, from San Diego who was the first ... Read More »

India suggests exit screening to tackle HIN1 flu

Jammu, June 11  (ANI): As swine flu spreads across the country, the Health Ministry has said it has asked the External Affairs Ministry to request affected countries to screen all out-bound passengers to India in order to check the export ... Read More »

HIV-1’s ‘hijacking mechanism’ identified

Washington, June 11 (ANI): An international team of researchers claim to have identified the ‘hijacking mechanism’ of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)- a finding that could lead to novel treatments for the AIDS. The team at McGill University and ... Read More »

Chinese scientists create stem cells from pigs

Washington, June 3 (ANI): In a groundbreaking study, Chinese scientists have successfully transformed pig cells into pluripotent stem cells – cells that, like embryonic stem cells, are capable of developing into any type of cell in the body. The discovery ... Read More »

Arthritis drug may help fight flu

Washington, May 27 (ANI): A drug commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis has been found to reduce some of the severe symptoms of the Influenza A virus infection, say researchers from University of Maryland. The study suggests that tempering the ... Read More »