Psychology & Psychiatry

Studies point to gene-based brain glitches in ill Gulf War vets

Veterans Affairs researchers have found that certain forms, or alleles, of a gene known to play a key role in the immune system appear to offer protection from Gulf War illness (GWI). Further, they discovered how such protection ...

HIV & AIDS

Single HIV mutation induces distinct T cell immune responses

In an effort to increase the understanding of HIV and cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) co-evolution, and improve the development of T cell-mediated AIDS vaccines, which induce the creation of HIV-specific T cells within the body, ...

HIV & AIDS

HIV vaccine design should adapt as HIV virus mutates

Human immunodeficiency virus is known to be a highly variable virus that adapts to a person's immune response during the lifetime infection, and a new study published in Nature Medicine shows that viral adaptation in HIV ...

Diabetes

Rapid-onset diabetes described with anti-PD-1 treatment

(HealthDay)—In a case report published online April 11 in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation, researchers document rapid-onset insulin-dependent diabetes in an Asian patient undergoing treatment with anti-programmed ...

Oncology & Cancer

HLA expression tied to penile cancer outcomes

(HealthDay)—Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) expression appears to be tied to clinical outcomes in penile cancer, according to a study published in the April issue of The Journal of Urology.

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