Table of Contents: February 2007

Schematic image of neuraminidase, a protein found on the surface of influenza virus. Neuraminidase comes in several versions that differ between viral strains. One of them, the N1 version, is common to both the H5N1 "avian flu" strain and the more common seasonal H1N1 strains. The research article by Sandbulte and colleagues examines whether mice and humans who have been exposed to H1N1strains could develop immunity that provides some level of protection against the H5N1 strain. The implications of the findings are discussed in an accompanying Perspective article by Gillim-Ross and Subbarao.


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Cell-Based Bone Tissue Engineering

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