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February 7, 2016

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February 7, 2016

Nov. 24, 2015 — Eagles feasting on winterkill fish was the focus of fieldwork for an ornithology class for a student on the path to becoming an avian research assistant in ... read more

May 22, 2015 — Researchers have developed vaccines for H5N1 and H7N9, two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to the culling of millions of commercial ... read more

Property Inhibiting Growth of Bird Flu Virus Discovered in Eggs

May 8, 2015 — An egg is many things. It is a versatile food but also an efficient source of bioactive compounds. A researcher has discovered that fractions isolated from the ovomucin protein in egg white can ... read more

May 1, 2015 — An international team of scientists has discovered a new bird in China. The new bird, the Sichuan bush warbler, resides in five mountainous provinces in central China. The bird has shunned the ... read more

Canine Influenza: Veterinarian Explains What Every Dog Owner Should Know About Disease

Apr. 15, 2015 — A veterinarian explains what pet owners need to know about canine influenza and how they can protect their ... read more

Researchers Create Tool to Predict Avian Flu Outbreaks

Apr. 10, 2015 — A simple and effective portable tool to predict avian flu outbreaks on farms has been created . The researchers devised a real-time way to analyze chickens and other farm birds for avian flu. The ... read more

Circulation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Flu in North American Birds

Apr. 2, 2015 — Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5 viruses of Eurasian origin continue to circulate and evolve in North American wild birds. The term 'highly pathogenic' refers to the ability of an avian ... read more

Enhanced Flu Protection: Four Beats Three

Mar. 13, 2015 — New research findings parallel earlier results: Adding a strain of influenza B could improve effectiveness of an influenza vaccine. Findings from this study of flu vaccines delivered by a small ... read more

Mar. 11, 2015 — Since December, an outbreak of swine flu in India has killed more than 1,200 people, and a new study suggests that the strain has acquired mutations that make it more dangerous than previously ... read more

Mar. 3, 2015 — Medical researchers have developed an antibody which has proven 100 percent protective against the H5N1 virus in two species of animal ... read more

Researchers Monitor for Next Novel Influenza Strain

Mar. 3, 2015 — While flu season starts to die down, researchers are diligently monitoring for the next novel influenza virus by monitoring swine influenza viruses. The work is starting with swine in the field. ... read more

Feb. 17, 2015 — Antibodies that protect against H7N9 avian flu, which emerged in China in 2013 and sparked fears of a global pandemic, have been isolated in individuals who received seasonal flu vaccinations and ... read more

Feb. 12, 2015 — Researchers have found an unexpected way the immune system fights the flu virus: By targeting cells' protein-cutting enzymes, which the virus needs to mature and ... read more

Feb. 8, 2015 — Combining experimental data from X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, cryoelectron microscopy and lipidomics, researchers have built a complete model of the outer envelope of an influenza A ... read more

Jan. 29, 2015 — A biological sciences professor is receiving attention for his research and publication on a bilateral gynandromorph bird found in the wild. More specifically, the bird has the brownish-gray ... read more

Dec. 29, 2014 — An international research team has shown how changes in a flu virus that has plagued Chinese poultry farms for decades helped create the novel avian H7N9 influenza A virus that has sickened more than ... read more

Dec. 18, 2014 — Ferrets share a mutation that was previously thought to be unique to humans, among the mammals, research has shown for the first time. This helps to explain why the molecular characteristics of ... read more

Dec. 17, 2014 — Bird migration is an impressive phenomenon, but why birds often travel huge distances to and from their breeding grounds in the far North is still very unclear. Suggestions include that the birds ... read more

Chickens and Turkeys 'Closer to Dinosaur Ancestors' Than Other Birds

Dec. 11, 2014 — New research suggests that chickens and turkeys have experienced fewer gross genomic changes than other birds as they evolved from their dinosaur ... read more

Dec. 8, 2014 — A new study may lead to new, more effective vaccines and medicines by revealing detailed information about how a flu antibody binds to a wide variety of flu ... read more

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