Shingles vaccine among patients with psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis not linked with increased risk of shingles
Although some have suggested that patients receiving medication for immune-mediated diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis may be at increased risk of herpes zoster (HZ; shingles) shortly after receipt of the ...
Immunology Jul 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
Not only does the type of flu virus affect a patient's outcome, but a new research report appearing in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that the number of viruses involved in the initial infection may be important ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Phys.org) -- A group of scientists in Singapore and the UK have isolated a human antibody capable of effectively neutralizing the mosquito-borne dengue virus. Dengue fever is currently incurable and infects ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 1 |
It might be possible for human-to-human airborne transmissible avian H5N1 influenza viruses to evolve in nature, new research has found. The findings, from research led by Professor Derek Smith and Dr Colin Russell at the ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 2 |
HIV superinfection, when a person with HIV could acquire a second, new strain of HIV, may occur as often as initial HIV infection in the general population in Uganda, a study suggests.
HIV & AIDS Jun 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Herpes and other viruses that attack the nervous system may thrive by disrupting cell function in order to hijack a neuron's internal transportation network and spread to other cells.
Medical research May 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A close collaboration between scientists from the Experimental Therapeutics Centre (ETC) under the Agency for Science and Technology Research (A*STAR) and clinicians from Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) has enabled the successful ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The pandemic 2009 H1N1 vaccine can generate antibodies in vaccinated individuals not only against the H1N1 virus, but also against other influenza virus strains including H5N1 and H3N2. This discovery adds an important new ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
University of British Columbia researchers have found a potential way to develop universal flu vaccines and eliminate the need for seasonal flu vaccinations.
Immunology May 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Whether you become infected by some strains of rotavirus may depend on your blood type.
Medical research Apr 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The author of a paper on a mutant bird flu strain said Monday that experts agreed to publish it only after he explained that the virus was "much less lethal" than previously feared.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009 underscored weaknesses in methods widely used to diagnose the flu, from frequent false negatives to long wait times for results. Now Boston University researchers have developed ...
Medical research Mar 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Thursday warned of a major new foot-and-mouth outbreak in Egypt which could threaten the whole of North Africa and the Middle East.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Mutations in HIV that develop during the first few weeks of infection may play a critical role in undermining a successful early immune response, a finding that reveals the importance of vaccines targeting regions of the ...
HIV & AIDS Mar 08, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Taiwan's authorities said Saturday they had culled nearly 58,000 chickens following the latest outbreak of the less virulent strain of bird flu.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0