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In 2011, a furor arose over the research of two scientists – Ron Fouchier of Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The cause for concern was understandable. They had developed strains of the infamous H5N1 avian influenza virus that were considerably more pathogenic than the prevalent … Continue reading Creating highly pathogenic mutant viruses
So do you want to hear the boring news version of this or the actual twisted one? Basically, there is this Stem Cell therapeutics company called Celltex Therapeutics. It was founded by David Eller and Stanley Jones and it has USA’s largest stem cell bank facility located near Houston since December 2011. Stem cells are … Continue reading The Celltex Scandal
In September 1990, four-year-old Ashanti DeSilva presented with Severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome that made her vulnerable to even the mildest infections. A single genetic defect- like a typo in a novel- left DeSilva unable to produce an important enzyme. Without that enzyme, DeSilva was likely to die a premature death. Dr. French Anderson and his … Continue reading In favor of the use of human genetic information
A team of Chinese scientists have successfully elucidated the structure of a part of the RNA polymerase of Avian influenza virus, H5N1 (He X. et al, 2008). They have reported a novel drug target against the deadly and elusive virus. Based on their findings, developing long-term effective anti-virals against H5N1 influenza is now a very … Continue reading The H5N1 Dragon Head – An Angel In Disguise
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