Influenza Viruses

Image via Wikipedia Influenza viruses are a group of RNA viruses from Orthomyxoviridae family. These are 3 in number namely: Influenzavirus A, Influenzavirus B and Influenzavirus C. Each of these genus has only one species namely influenza A virus, influenza B virus and influenza C virus. Among the three, type A causes severe disease and is the most virulent as […]

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Gold Nanoprticles in Diagnosis of Infuenza (Flu) Virus

It’s well known that Viruses can be captured by specific antibodies. Nano-particles owing to their size and constitution show peculiar properties in contrast to their regular (bulky) counterparts. The nano-particles of Gold have been successfully linked with immune-proteins called antibodies. When this complex comes in contact with a Virus it forms an aggregate showing another characteristic property of light scattering. […]

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