Tag: "papilloma" at biology news
Study suggests first molecular target to halt spread of HPV
... infections." The study, titled "The Inhibition of papilloma
progression by antisense oligonucleaotides targeted to HPV11 E6/E7 RNA" was published July 1, 2004, in the online version of the journal Gene Therapy. HPV is one of the most common causes of sexually-transmitted infection in the world. Types of HPV c...
HPV testing could be future strategy for primary screening for cervical cancer
...r cervical cancer screening. Testing for the human papilloma
virus (HPV)-the main cause of cervical cancer-could be the primary screening tool, with cytology reserved for women who test positive for HPV. HPV testing (by genetic analysis) of cervical smears is known to be more sensitive than conventional cytolo...
'One-stop' approach works well for cervical cancer prevention
...a sexually transmitted disease caused by the human papilloma
virus and is the leading cause of female cancer deaths in parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America, killing more than 200,000 women each year. Thailand for more than 30 years has struggled to create a successful cervical cancer prevention program bas...
New Insight into cervical cancer development: turning it up a notch
...otch1, is instrumental in the late stages of human papilloma
virus-induced cervical cancer. The report is publi...he September 1 issue of Genes & Development. Human papilloma
virus (HPV) is the most prevalent sexually transmitted infection in the world, and HPV infection is ...
Stanford researcher advocates aggressive, preventive anal cancer treatment
...cal cancers are believed to be caused by the human papilloma
virus - the same virus that results in genital warts. Almost all people are infected by the virus through sexual contact, but their immune systems eliminate the virus before any damage is done. However, some strains of the virus are more tenacious th...
Gene therapy breakthrough offers hope to patients with inherited high cholesterol levels
...howed that the virus responsible for warts (bovine papilloma
virus) could be used to restore the function of ce...hether an animal's immune system will react to the papilloma
virus. The researchers remain optimistic that this technique will save lives given that preliminary ...
Mother's herpes virus infection associated with schizophrenia in her offspring, Hopkins researcher finds
...lla), cytomegalovirus (viral pneumonia), the human papilloma
virus (genital warts), and HSV-1 (cold sores) were equally low in the mothers of both psychotic and non-psychotic children. Because antibodies to other sexually transmitted diseases were not different between the groups, Yolken says sexual activity o...
T cells can halt development of skin cancer, Yale researchers find
...from benign thickening of tissue, to pre-malignant papilloma
formation, to carcinoma formation. In all three systems, Girardi and the team found that the absence of gamma-delta T cells resulted in a higher level of skin cancer formation. Paradoxically, they also found that in the third model, the presence of ...
Scientists identify new vaccine targets for cancer-causing strains of human papilloma virus
...ne targets for cancer-causing strains of the human papilloma
virus (HPV). The scientists reported in todays issue of the Journal of Clinical Cancer Research the discovery of four epitopes (protein fragments) from the virus that can induce a cellular immune response in human cells in vitro and may lead to an ef...
U-M scientist discover how viruses hide inside human cells
... viruses include the Epstein-Barr virus, the human papilloma
virus which causes cervical cancer, and viruses responsible for hepatitis B and hepatitis C. "We've always suspected that latent viral DNA couldn't survive long term within cells without some type of tethering," said Robertson, Ph.D., assistant profe...
Wistar immunologists awarded grants to promote the development of vaccinesagainst HIV-1 and human papilloma viruses
...icafor their development of vaccines against human papilloma
viruses (HPV). Because the mucous membranes are pr...ies that, in model systems, preventinfections with papilloma
viruses. It has been shown that antibodies aimed at the L1 antigen, which is the capsidprotein of pa...