News tagged with chronic viral infections
A new Yale study looks at the scope and consequences of a burgeoning health problem in the cities of the U.S. Northeast: concurrent infection with both HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV). The study appears online ...
HIV & AIDS May 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists studying flu vaccines have identified ways to overcome an obstacle called "original antigenic sin," which can impair immune responses to new flu strains.
Immunology Aug 13, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Chemists at the University of California, San Diego have produced the first high resolution structure of a molecule that when attached to the genetic material of the hepatitis C virus prevents it from reproducing.
Medical research Mar 19, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
When you get an acute infection, such as influenza, the body generally responds with a coordinated response of immune-cell proliferation and attack that rapidly clears the pathogen. Then, their mission done, the immune system ...
Medical research Nov 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Potential therapy for HIV suggested: Blocking key protein boosts body's ability to clear chronic infection
UCLA scientists have shown that temporarily blocking a protein critical to immune response actually helps the body clear itself of chronic infection. Published in the April 12 edition of Science, the findin ...
HIV & AIDS Apr 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Exciting new data presented today at the International Liver Congress 2013 include results from early in vitro and in vivo studies targeting covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA), which may form the basis of a cure for ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers of the University of Helsinki, Helsinki University Central Hospital and Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, have discovered that a mutation in the STAT3 gene is an underlying cause for LGL leukemia. Since ...
Cancer May 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers have discovered molecular and protein signatures that predict rapid onset of liver damage in hepatitis C patients following a liver transplant. The markers appeared soon after transplant and well before clinical ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
More Americans died in 2007 of hepatitis C infection, which causes incurable liver disease, than from the virus that causes AIDS, US health authorities said this week.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 23, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Some cancer drugs used to treat patients with leukemia may also help stop the Ebola virus and give the body time to control the infection before it turns deadly, US researchers said on Wednesday.
Medications Feb 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Rather than stimulating immune cells to more effectively battle cancerous tumors, treatment with the protein interleukin-12 (IL-12) has the opposite effect, driving these intracellular fighters to exhaustion, a Mayo Clinic ...
Immunology May 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Research published today in Biomed Central's open access journal Journal of Neuroinflammation suggests that chronic inflammation can predispose the brain to develop Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Jul 02, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Just 20 percent of people infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) begin the recommended treatment regimen and less than 5 percent go on to successfully overcome the virus, according to a new review in General Ho ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that two proteins which are believed to play a key role in controlling the body's immune response are found in lower levels in T lymphocytes from patients ...
Immunology Dec 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers have identified the primary player of the biochemical bugle call that musters the body's defenders against viral infection.
Medical research Jun 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |