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Roche, Columbia U, Argentina researchers team up against ‘swine flu’
September 2009
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BRANFORD, Conn.—Roche 454 Life Sciences is collaborating with researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Argentina's National Institute of Infectious Diseases and the National Administration of Laboratories and Health Institutes (ANLIS) to decode the complete genomic sequences of the influenza pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus from patients with severe respiratory disease. The scientists will be comparing sequences of viruses associated with the current outbreak in Argentina with those found in other locations to determine if there are differences that may be linked to higher mortality rates or provide insights into virus evolution. The complete sequencing of these virus specimens will allow the team to both characterize severe versus mild cases, as well as determine how the virus evolved at different points in time. "Swine flu" has killed 165 people in Argentina, more than any nation with the exception of the United States. Any significant changes in the virus might influence the effectiveness of vaccines or drugs used to fight the pandemic.
 

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