Tag: "immunocompromised" at biology news
Novel antiviral drug concept targets number of human viruses
...of people worldwide and can be life threatening in immunocompromised
individuals such as transplant recipients and cancer patients. Epstein-Barr virus, responsible for infectious mononucleosis, is a virus in the herpes family that the scientists also expect will respond to treatment with cdk inhibitors, although this ...
Recombinant protein may play key role in treating immunocompromised patients
...for developing safe vaccines to immunize similarly immunocompromised
humans such as AIDS patients," says Dr. Richard Yo... T cells called CD4 T cells are present. However, immunocompromised
patients, such as AIDS patients, lack the critical CD4 cells. "Our study shows that stress prote...
Topical Agent Found To Kill Papillomavirus
...years. Lesions caused by these viruses areworse in immunocompromised
people such as those with AIDS. Howett and her colleagues are searching for partners to develop productsthat incorporate these anti-papillomavirus agents, alone or in combination withother microbicides. One such partnership has been establish...
Report Focuses On Managed Care Impact In Clinical Microbiology Labs
... groups, such asthe elderly, fragile newborns, and immunocompromised
patients increases the needfor rapid and accurate assessment of microbiological data. Such developmentsmake it increasingly important to identify the pathogen causing disease and todetermine which antibiotics will be most effective in treatment. ...
Interleukin-12 Helps Control Mycobacterium Avium Infection
... T cells, a potential advantage when used to treat immunocompromised
patients. Through a series of experiments conducted in immunodeficient mice, Drs. Dohertyand Sher discovered that the combination of IL-12 and antibiotics has asynergistic effect, working better than either IL-12 or drugs alone. Infectedmice were tr...