HIV & AIDS

HIV patients ‘aging before their time’

While combination antiretroviral therapy has meant that people with HIV can live longer lives, research shows that the virus makes fundamental changes to the immune system by increasing the risk of developing age-related ...

Neuroscience

Brain scans spot possible clues to chronic fatigue syndrome

(HealthDay)—Seeking better insight into chronic fatigue syndrome, a new brain scan investigation has pinpointed what could be the first evidence of a connection between nerve cell inflammation and the onset of this debilitating ...

Inflammatory disorders

Treatment target for diabetes, Wolfram syndrome

Inflammation and cell stress play important roles in the death of insulin-secreting cells and are major factors in diabetes. Cell stress also plays a role in Wolfram syndrome, a rare, genetic disorder that afflicts children ...

HIV & AIDS

Heavy drinking and HIV don't mix

Heavy alcohol consumption (three drinks or more/day for women and four drinks or more/day for men) is linked to alterations in immune function among people with HIV.

Neuroscience

Autoimmune epilepsy outcomes depend heavily on antibody type

Immune dysfunction is increasingly recognized as a cause of drug-resistant epilepsy but how or why the immune system attacks nerve cells - and the consequences on seizure control - are not well understood. Two studies presented ...

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