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Bird Flu Research

Scientists Creating Mutant Flu Viruses In The Name Of Research

Reuters | Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent | Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (Reuters) - Dutch scientists hidden away in a top-security lab...

Scary New 'Hybrid' Bird Flu Created In Lab

natureheader | Posted 05.06.2013 | Science

By Ed Yong As the world is transfixed by a new H7N9 bird flu virus spreading through China, a study reminds us that a different avian influenza — H...

Deadly Outbreak Vindicates Controversial Research

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2013 | Science

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists in the Dutch city of Rotterdam know precisely what it t...

Why Our Health Depends on Treating Animals Better

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Regardless of whether or not this controversial research continues, you can bet one thing: Our risk for a deadly form of the "bird flu" virus and other pathogens remain high as long as we don't improve our treatment of animals.

Scientists To Resume Work With Deadly Virus

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 01.23.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON -- International scientists who last year halted controversial research with the deadly bird flu say they are resuming their work as countr...

Controversial Bird-Flu Research Published: How Worried Should We Be?

| Posted 05.02.2012 | Healthy Living

By Fred Guteri (Click here for the original article) A highly controversial research paper on bird flu was released today by the journal Nature. I...

Government Green Lights Publication Of Revised Bird Flu Strain That Could Kill Millions

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.01.2012 | Science

The scientist whose research team last year developed a new strain of the H5N1 virus that is easily passed between mammals has been granted an export ...

Panel Okays Sharing Of Bird Flu Studies Despite Bioterror Fears

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 04.01.2012 | Science

NEW YORK -- The U.S. government's biosecurity advisers said Friday they support publishing research studies showing how scientists made new easy-to-sp...

New Review Sought For Controversial Bird Flu Research

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 04.30.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — A scientist who created an easier-to-spread version of the bird flu said his work isn't as risky as people fear. The U.S. governmen...

Bird Flu Experts To Discuss Future Of Mutant Virus Research

Reuters | Kate Kelland and Stephanie Nebehay | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland and Stephanie Nebehay LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) - When 22 bird flu experts meet at the World Health Organization this wee...