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Newsletter Digest: Marsen Fund winners, sea level rise, and flu co-infection

Peter Griffin posted in on September 17th, 2010.

Marsden grant winners revealed next week Next Friday will see the public release of details about the winners of the latest Marsden Fund investment round. Journalists registered with the Royal Society will receive embargoed copies of individual funding announcements from next Tuesday. Contact RSNZ communications manager Philippa Sargent for more details. Marsden is the largest […]

Dom Post: Scientists prove humans can have two flus at once

Peter Griffin posted in on September 16th, 2010.

Kate Newton writes in the Dominion Post about findings in a New Zealand-based study that show that two different flu viruses can infect a person at the same time. Such co-infection, though rare, has raised concerns that it could lead to new, more dangerous forms of flu, for example passing drug resistance from one flu […]

Could seasonal flu help pandemic flu?

Peter Griffin posted in on September 16th, 2010.

New Zealand-based research has shown that, for people who get both seasonal A(H1N1) and pandemic flu (H1N1) flu at the same time, the results are more than just feeling very ill – the combination could lead to a newer, more harmful variant of the virus which is harder to treat. The new strain could arise […]

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