News tagged with viral infections
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The bodys initial response to invading bacteria or viruses is mediated by the innate immune system, wherein cells secrete signaling factors called cytokines that promote inflammation and stimulate a ...
Immunology Aug 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A targeted approach to treating toxoplasmosis, a parasitic disease, shows early promise in test-tube and animal studies, where it prevented the parasites from making selected proteins. When tested in newly infected mice, ...
Medical research Aug 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 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 |
Why do infants get sick so often? Researchers reveal cell signaling prevents growth of essential immune cells
Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System are helping to quell parents' worry about why infants seem to get sick so often.
Immunology Aug 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Black gay couples tend to practice safe sex but don't talk about it, while white gay couples discuss safety but are less likely to use condoms, according to new findings presented at the 19th International AIDS Conference.
HIV & AIDS Jul 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Tens of thousands of Americans taking potent antiretroviral therapies, or ART, to keep their HIV disease in check may not have as much control over the viral infection as previous estimates have suggested, according to results ...
HIV & AIDS Jul 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
About 117,000 babies were saved from HIV infection last year under South Africa's scheme to prevent mothers from passing on the disease during childbirth, health official said Thursday.
HIV & AIDS Jul 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Chikungunya virus has caused epidemics in Africa, Asia and recently Europe. It is transmitted to humans by Aedes (see image), a genus of mosquitoes that also transmit dengue fever. Symptoms of a Chikungunya ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
University of Washington researchers have made a discovery that sheds light on why the human body is unable to adequately fight off HIV infection.
HIV & AIDS Jul 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Monitoring the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine in Canada requires that data from multiple registries and other data sources be combined. Linking registries can be problematic, however, since they are often managed by unrelated ...
Medical research Jul 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- The first DNA test to help doctors treat a common viral infection in people who have had a solid organ transplant has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Medications Jul 05, 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
University of Georgia scientists have discovered a new flu-fighting role for a well-known component of the immune system. Kimberly Klonowski, assistant professor of cellular biology in the UGA Franklin College of Arts and ...
Medical research Jun 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have shown a single protein can make the difference between an infection clearing out of the body or persisting for life. The results also show where the defects occur in the ...
Medical research Jun 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 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 |