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Vaccine approved for H3N8 dog flu.

07/02/2009
The USDA has approved a new vaccine for dogs. Believed to have jumped from horses to dogs 5 years ago, H3N8 "has been a quiet undercurrent in the United States, rarely discussed except among veterinarians and dog owners in the few areas where it has struck hard: Florida, New York ...

First case of Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 announced in Denmark

07/02/2009
The National Health Board of Denmark announced that the first known case of pandemic H1N1 flu resistance to Tamiflu. Officials emphasize "there is no evidence" that the resistant virus has spread. While the case is likely to be isolated, it calls into question the policy in most European countries of giving ...

A double whammy of "trojan" cells can take out drug-resistant tumors, says researchers

07/02/2009
This is an interesting cancer treatment idea. "Himanshu Brahmbhatt and Jennifer MacDiarmid of the company Engeneic in Sydney, Australia, had already coaxed bacteria such as E. coli into dividing at their ends, rather than in the middle. This way they produce tiny buds of cytoplasm devoid of chromosomes and other organelles. ...

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