Influenza A (H1N1) Blog

Archive for the ‘Viral structure’ Category

  1. June 20, 2010

    Transmission of Avian Influenza restricted by cold nose

    One of the greater uncertanties about Avian Influenza is why it is not efficiently transmitted among humans. Thus, it is clear how likely it is that the virus is able to cross this barrier and a more efficient line appears. For example, until now the H5N1 was transmitted mainly to breeders and people in very [...]

  2. June 13, 2010

    A universal flu vaccine

    Will we have a universal Influenza vaccine someday? Will we find something that eliminates the need of developing a new vaccine every year and ensuring that great part of the population receives it?

    The annual development of flu vaccines is a very expensive way of avoiding this disease even if it is the most efficient way. [...]

  3. January 17, 2010

    Flu and art

    Despite the negative image we have about the flu, nothing prevents it from having a certain beauty. This is how the English artist Luke Jerran transforms the way how we see the Influenza. With his glass sculptures, the virus gains an incredible and realistic beauty, once their size is smaller than the length of [...]