My main blog, AsiaPundit, is
a regular an irregular contributor to A Good Beer Blog. I should be more regular but there is so little good beer in China. But there is still good beer news in Asia... and if it holds up to peer testing it could be very good news as Japan's Kirin Brewery has discovered antibodies that can protect humans from Avian Flu. And it's not just me that's excited.:
Shares of Kirin Brewery Co., Japan's biggest beverage maker by sales, rose as much as 12 percent after the company said it developed an antibody that could be used to treat avian influenza....The antibody proved effective in fighting avian influenza, including H5N1 strains, according to Gemini Science Inc., a U.S. unit of Kirin, which reported the findings at a meeting of the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy in Washington. The antibody proved effective in experiments with mice, the company said.