Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How the immune system keeps the Epstein-Barr virus in check

A protein called PD-1, which is found on immune cells called CD8+ T cells, plays a key role in controlling infection with the Epstein-Barr virus, according to a study published May 30 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New scale helps identify more serious cases of mononucleosis

(HealthDay)—A new scale for rating the severity of mononucleosis can identify patients at risk for more serious cases, including those who might develop chronic fatigue syndrome following infectious mononucleosis, according ...

Neuroscience

The risks of infectious mononucleosis

Infectious mononucleosis, or mono, sidelines high school athletes every year. Kids who play sports aren't more susceptible to the disease. Instead, adolescent competitors are at a greater risk for one of the illness's serious ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers apply new immune technologies in search of mono vaccine

A research lab at the University of Kansas School of Engineering and School of Pharmacy is analyzing the genetics of human immune responses to develop the basis of an effective vaccine or drug therapy against Epstein-Barr ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Epstein-Barr virus and cancer: New tricks from an old dog

After an infection with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), the virus persists in the body throughout a person's lifetime, usually without causing any symptoms. About one third of infected teenagers and young adults nevertheless ...

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