Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What is tularemia and can I catch it from a possum?

Tularemia is a disease that affects humans and other animals. It is caused by infection with the bacterium Francisella tularensis and is commonly spread by biting insects or by direct contact with an infected animal.

HIV & AIDS

Understanding HIV's persistence

Most cells in the human body have a limited lifespan, typically dying after several days or weeks. And yet, HIV-1 infected cells manage to persist in the body for decades. Current treatment for HIV is very effective at suppressing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A new strategy reported to combat influenza and speed recovery

The influenza virus turns infected lung cells into factories that churn out thousands of copies of the virus to spread the infection. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have reported a promising new approach ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers identify potential Zika virus target

New research provides insights into why infection with Zika virus after birth generally causes only mild symptoms, whereas devastating fetal malformations can develop when infection occurs during pregnancy.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study reveals new insight into susceptibility to pneumonia

A new research study of immune responses to pneumococcal vaccines, commonly given to people with compromised immune systems, young children and people over 65, has identified a type of immune cell which is important in generating ...

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