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Flu strains circulating in pigs and birds show pandemic potential

Last Updated: Saturday, May 11, 2013, 11:39

A new study from MIT led by an Indian origin scientist has identified influenza viruses circulating in pigs and birds that could pose a risk to humans.

`Promising` dementia drug made from pigs` brains

Last Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 15:39

The new drug is called cerebrolysin.

All pigs to be screened in capital for Japanese Encephalitis virus

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 21:20

To check spread of Japanese Encephalitis in the city, Delhi Government o Wednesday ordered screening of all pigs which are primary reservoirs of virus causing the disease.

Samples from pigs test +ve for JE virus

Last Updated: Thursday, December 15, 2011, 22:32

17 blood samples collected from pigs by the MCD have tested positive for Japanese Encephalites virus.

Pigs organs are safe for human transplantation

Last Updated: Friday, July 01, 2011, 00:00

Genetically engineered pigs may someday overcome the severe donor organ shortage, and save human lives.

Pigs may grow human organs soon: Scientists

Last Updated: Monday, June 20, 2011, 00:00

Human organs could soon be grown inside pigs for use in transplant operations.

Pigs can spread deadly Hendra virus to humans

Last Updated: Monday, February 01, 2010, 00:00

New research by scientists in Canada has shown that pigs can spread the deadly Hendra virus to humans in the same way horses do.

US finds first case of swine flu in pigs

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 00:00

The US has detected the first case of swine flu in pigs, the Department of Agriculture said Monday.

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