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Genetic analysis shows new bird flu strain could affect humans

MADISON, Wis., April 12 (UPI) -- A genetic analysis of a bird flu strain responsible for at least nine human deaths in China suggests it could evolve to adapt to human cells, researchers say.

New antiviral effective against bird flu

MADISON, Wis., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A compound tested in mice has proved safer and more effective against H5N1 bird flu than the popular antiviral Tamiflu, scientists in Wisconsin said.
Study: H1N1 flu more virulent than thought

Study: H1N1 flu more virulent than thought

MADISON, Wis., July 14 (UPI) -- A team of U.S. virologists says the H1N1 flu virus pathogen is more virulent than previously thought.

Team 'turns off' genes to fight bird flu

MILWAUKEE, July 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. medical team has found a way of spotting genes that help spread the bird flu, the subject of global concern as a potential pandemic threat.

Ebola studies may become less hazardous

MADISON, Wis., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have devised a technique that might allow researchers to study the deadly Ebola virus in other than a few highly specialized laboratories.

New bird flu strain dangerous to humans

LONDON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A new strain of the bird flu virus spreading around the world is more infectious to humans, a study lead by a U.S. researcher has found.

Study: 1918 flu virus lethal to primates

MADISON, Wis., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have determined the influenza virus that killed about 50 million people worldwide in the 1918 pandemic is also lethal in non-human primates. The study led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin confirms it was the virulence a

Scientists ID bird flu virus mutations

TOKYO, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Japanese scientists say they have discovered two mutations in the H5N1 avian influenza virus that enable it to recognize human receptor proteins.

Bird flu study shows human cell barrier

MADISON, Wis., March 22 (UPI) -- A University of Wisconsin-led international study reveals an anatomical cell difference that makes it difficult for a virus to jump from human to human.

Researchers dissect the influenza virus

MADISON, Wis., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists say how the influenza virus organizes its genetic contents is selective and not random, as previously thought.

Tamiflu may be resistant in some bird flu

HANOI, Vietnam, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The H5N1 strain of bird flu that infected a Vietnamese girl in February was resistant to the antiviral drug Tamiflu, say researchers.
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Yoshihiro Kawaoka is a leading scientist in the field of influenza and other infectious diseases.

The latest study conducted by UW-Madison virologist Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a world authority on influenza, documented an early warning that flu viruses may be beginning to outwit highly effective drugs.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Yoshihiro Kawaoka."
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