A DNA-based vaccine displays promise against avian flu Though it has fallen from the headlines.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105: 13538-13543 .. A DNA-based vaccine displays promise against avian flu Though it has fallen from the headlines, a global pandemic due to bird flu still gets the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on high alert. However, to date, the only vaccines that have confirmed semi-effective are stated in chicken eggs even, take five to half a year to prepare and act against an individual variant of the H5N1 virus, which mutates quickly incredibly. Now, new research by scientists in NY and Taiwan has resulted in a vaccine with the potential to avoid most strains of H5N1 flu viruses within their tracks. David D. Ho, Rockefeller’s Irene Gemstone Professor and scientific director of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, together with his colleagues at Taiwan’s Academia Sinica, has built a vaccine that stimulates immunity to a broad range of H5N1 viruses in mice by using DNA rather than dead virus particles grown in eggs.Established in 1982, it is today funded by a grant from Philips Healthcare, Andover, Massachusetts. With a nursing career spanning more than 25 years, Chlan is well known for her commitment to improve physical and psychological experiences and outcomes for critically ill sufferers who are mechanically ventilated. Through her research, she seeks methods to appropriately empower patients to greatly help manage their distress and panic related to becoming mechanically ventilated. Chlan may be the Dean's Distinguished Professor of Symptom Management Research at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, Columbus.