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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Shape Of Sugar Molecule Could Be All That Is Stopping Bird Flu Pandemic

Hmmm ...

Excerpt:

US scientists have found that the shape of sugar molecules on cell surfaces in the upper respiratory tract determine how easy it is for influenza viruses to infect humans, and suggest that if the deadly strain of H5N1 bird flu were to adapt a way to bind to this shape of sugar molecule it would spread easily from human to human and provoke a world pandemic.

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