HIV & AIDS

Revealed: Secret of HIV's natural born killers

Scientists on Sunday said they had found a key piece in the puzzle as to why a tiny minority of individuals infected with HIV have a natural ability to fight off the deadly AIDS virus.

Medical research

Scientists reveal how deadly Marburg virus silences immune system

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have determined the structure of a critical protein from the Marburg virus, a close cousin of Ebola virus. These viruses cause similar diseases and are some of the deadliest pathogens ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Genome sequencing helps quell bacterial outbreak in Clinical Center

For six months last year, a deadly outbreak of antibiotic-resistant bacteria kept infection-control specialists at the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Clinical Center in a state of high alert. A New York City patient ...

Immunology

How do cells release IL-1? After three decades, now we know

Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have identified, for the first time, the molecule that enables immune cells to release interleukin-1 (IL-1), a key part of our innate immune response to infections. Findings were ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

DNA sequencing and patient data used to halt infection outbreak

Clinical and research teams at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust, using infection prevention and control best practice, whole genome sequencing and electronic patient data, have halted an outbreak of ...

Other

US proposes regulating face, hand transplants

The government wants to start regulating face and hand transplants just as kidneys, hearts and other organs are now, with waiting lists, a nationwide system to match and distribute body parts and donor testing to prevent ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

5 infected with deadly pneumonic plague in Tibet

(AP) -- Chinese authorities say five people have been sickened with pneumonic plague in Tibet and that the deadly disease has killed one of them.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

French woman dies of E. coli

(AP) -- A 78-year-old French woman died early Saturday morning from complications of E. coli infection but a doctor said she was not suffering from the strain that has infected many other people in France and Germany.

Medical research

Major advance in the treatment of Hendra virus reported

A collaborative research team from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) and Galveston National Laboratory ...

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