bird flu

China’s State Council Honours Two Eminent Chinese Scientists

A virologist and an explosive expert were recognised with the State Pre-eminent Science and Technology Award, which is the highest scientific award in China.

China Gets The Go Ahead To Use Recombinant Interferon Against Bird Flu

Chinese scientists can now use recombinant chicken α-interferon to prevent and treat avian influenza infection.

Pandemic Potential Of Avian Flu On The Rise

Scientists in Japan have demonstrated that a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu may be passed on to humans more easily and have greater pandemic potential.

7 Must-Read Stories In September

Climate research, career advice and insights into the healthcare sector took center stage in the month of September.

7 Must-Read Stories In August 2017

A bird flu outbreak in the Philippines and how flu viruses develop an eggshell-like layer in birds are among the most popular stories in August 2017.

How Bird Flu Grows An ‘Eggshell’ That Makes It More Deadly

An eggshell-like mineral layer around the avian flu virus could explain why we are more likely to catch it from birds than from our fellow humans.

Philippine Province Records First Avian Flu Outbreak

The Philippine Department of Agriculture is currently investigating a new outbreak of avian flu in Pampanga, Philippines.

Virulent Bird Flu Strain Threatens To Spill Out Of China

A new strain of the deadly bird flu virus with pandemic potential has resurfaced in China.

Chinese Professor Wins 2016 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Award

Professor Chen Hualan from the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute in China is the only scientist from Asia to receive this award.

Predicting Flu Outbreaks Before They Happen

Scientists have developed a way to predict outbreaks of flu even in densely populated Hong Kong, one of the global epicenters of the disease.