- Hello Jeff - The late Dr. Wiley and Dr. Skehel worked
closely together on the 1918 flu virus.
- "In the February 62004 edition ofScience
magazine it was reported that two teams of researchers, one led by
Sir John Skehel, director of the National Institute for Medical Research
in London and another by Professor Ian Wilson of the Scripps
Research Institute in San Diego had managed to synthesise the
haemagglutinin protein responsible for the 1918 outbreak of Spanish
Flu by piecing together DNA procured from a lung sample taken from
the body of an Inuit woman buried in the Alaskan tundra and
a number of preserved samples taken from American soldiers of the First
World War. The two teams had analysed the structure of the gene and discovered
how subtle alterations to the shape of a protein molecule had allowed it
to move from birds to humans with such devastating effects."
- Here is the full article about Dr. Wiley's work on the
virus - http://www.hhmi.org/bulletin/pdf/summer2004/1918.pdf
- Patricia A. Doyle DVM, PhD Bus Admin, Tropical Agricultural
Economics Univ of West Indies Please visit my "Emerging Diseases"
message board at: http://www.emergingdisease.org/phpbb/index.php Also my
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