Tag: "infected" at medical news
Bushmeat poses threat of simian retrovirus transmission to humans
...wild primates (eg, monkeys, gorillas, chimpanzees) infected
with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) is though...strate that people in central Africa are currently infected
with SFV. Contact with non-human primates, such as happens during hunting and butchering, can play a...
UCSF scientists show prion shape affects nature of infection
...organisms to form small, red colonies, while yeast infected
with prions, termed [PSI+], form colonies of diffe...erent temperatures have distinct shapes. They then infected
living yeast with the different conformations and found marked differences: Infection with amyloids...
Mechanism leading to life-threatening infection identified by UCSD School of Medicine researchers
... you have tens of thousands of deaths among people infected
with the flu. We believe this super-lethal type of flu is not due to the virus alone, but to a bacterial super-infection that follows the viral infection, and because of that, can lead to macrophage death." In the UCSD study, the researchers focused...
Adaptive regulatory T cells suppress killing of persistently infected cells
...l function of the CD8+ T cells in the persistently infected
mice. Importantly, suppressing the activity of the regulatory CD4+ cells could prevent dysfunction of CD8+ T cells. The researchers conclude that CD4+ T cells contribute to viral persistence by suppressing the host CD8+ T cell response and that infl...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, March 16, 2004
...ansfusions before 1990, or those whose mothers are infected
with the virus). Study: Jury Still Out on Best Form of Nicotine Replacement Therapy A study of 299 smokers found that after six months, those who used a nicotine nasal spray and those who used a skin patch quit at about the same rate (12 percent ...
Atherosclerosis more common, progresses quicker in HIV patients
...ed 148 HIV patients (average age 45), who had been infected
11 years and treated with protease inhibitor medic... inhibitor drugs are a common treatment for people infected
with HIV. The researchers used ultrasound to measure intima-media thickness (IMT) of the carotid ar...
Tuberculosis strains stay close to home, say Stanford researchers
... its own color based on the national origin of the infected
person. "It was amazing how clearly the tree was pink in one branch and blue in another branch and black in another branch," said Hirsh. "It fell out so neatly, based on where a person was born, even though half those people had gotten their tubercul...
Mouse antibodies thwart SARS virus
...Dr. Subbarao's team examined whether mice could be infected
with the SARS virus and if so, how the mouse immun...antiviral drugs, Dr. Subbarao says. The SARS virus infected
8,098 people and killed 774 worldwide between Nov. 1, 2002, and July 31, 2003, according to the Worl...
Effectiveness of safer smallpox vaccine demonstrated against monkeypox
...ls, special immune cells that attack cells already infected
by the monkeypox virus. Dr. Moss and his research... in June 2003 when several people were sickened by infected
pet prairie dogs. Symptoms of monkeypox are similar to smallpox, though often milder....
Those infected with HIV may benefit from infection with another virus, says Jefferson virologist
...England Journal of Medicine shows that individuals infected
with two viruses HIV and the little known GBV-C actually do better than those infected
with only HIV. According to Roger J. Pomerantz, M.D., professor of medicine, biochemistry and molec...
Harmless virus associated with longer life for some HIV-positive men
...but only when it infects them for many years. Men infected
with both HIV and GB virus type C (GBV-C), previou...uated survival based on whether the men were still infected
with GBV-C in their later blood sample. These MACS findings suggest that the survival advantage asso...
Screening removes West Nile from bood supply
...persons with West Nile disease we are finding more infected
The hidden impact of SARS
... care workers are often in real danger of becoming infected
by emerging infectious diseases -- in the case of SARS, 20% of the 8400 people infected
worldwide were health care workers....
Targeted antiviral prophylaxis of flu case contacts could successfully contain pandemic influenza
..., and to reduce the probability of transmission by infected
individuals, as well as used therapeutically to reduce clinical illness and transmission after infection. The Emory model simulates what the population level effects would be for various TAP strategies. These include the indirect effects to people ...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2004 (first issue)
...t of the patients in the study were simultaneously infected
with strains belonging to the Beijing and non-Beijing evolutionary lineages. The researchers said that the occurrence of multiple infections took place in 17 percent of the new tuberculosis cases. The authors also noted that from data in the study,...
Vaccine development against influenza A (h5n1) virus 'should be made a priority'
...btype H7N7 to people directly involved in handling infected
poultry, and we noted evidence for person-to-person transmission. Our data emphasise the importance of adequate surveillance, outbreak preparedness, and pandemic planning". In a Research letter (p 617), Malik Peiris (University of Hong Kong) and co...
Protein helps immune system mount 'instant strike' against deadly flu viruses
...unity, and 90 percent of them survived after being infected
with a potentially deadly strain of flu. Mice wit..., and only 60 percent of them survived after being infected
with the same flu virus. The findings demonstrate that when confronted by a potentially deadly flu...
Clinical trial of new TB vaccine begins
...ple worldwide, and is the leading killer of people infected
with HIV. TB is an airborne bacterial disease that can spread through the lungs to the bones and the brain. Most forms of TB can be treated with drugs, but the complex regimen takes at least six months to complete, and medicine is not always availabl...
Study findings offer new hope for the estimated 300,000 Americans infected with HIV and Hepatitis C
...treatment response rates ever reported in patients infected
with hepatitis C and HIV virus at the 11th annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) this week. The multinational APRICOT (AIDS PEGASYS™ Ribavirin International CO-infection Trial) study found that the drug combina...
Nevirapine plus zidovudine to prevent perinatal HIV in Thailand
...O/UNAIDS, in 2003 alone, 2.5 million children were infected
with HIV/AIDS, mostly through mother to child transmission. Last year, over 500,000 children died of AIDS worldwide, making it one of the primary causes of child death in many countries. With a simple combination of zidovudine (AZT) and one dose of...
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