Tag: "virus" at medical news
UNC-CH public health specialists confirm Norwalk-like virus caused Seawell illnesses
CHAPEL HILL -- A Norwalk-like virus
caused the large outbreak of viral illness in late... Preliminary results indicated that a Norwalk-like virus
caused the outbreak in most of the specimens. "We have now confirmed those findings, checked whethe...
Researchers create a strong new molecule in the fight against AIDS
...ells longer than existing treatments to combat the virus
that leads to AIDS, according to a new study repor...s designed to stop HIV infection by preventing the virus
from spreading to non-infected human cells. Called an HIV integrase inhibitor, the potential drug st...
NIAID public-private partnerships seek to develop HIV/AIDS vaccine
...oad immunity against the different subtypes of the virus
found worldwide. ABL is an affiliate of Organon T...o stimulate antibodies and T cells that attack the virus
and virus-infected cells, respectively. The DNA vaccine will be followed by a booster vaccine consi...
UI-led study shows experimental anti-cancer drug also has anti-HIV properties
...ortant in terms of toxicity. "The fact that HIV-1 virus
should be so dependent on the activity of this particular enzyme may prove to be its Achilles heel," Price said. "Understanding how and why HIV-1 is so sensitive to P-TEFb inhibitors will be the focus of future work in my lab."...
Chemist uses DNA to trigger an alternative chemotherapy method
...e of the specific sequence unique to the cancer or virus
can these two, prodrug and catalyst, be brought together so that the catalyst can snip off the drug," he explains. Without the specific sequence of the cancer or viral cell, neither the drug nor the catalyst can get together. Thus, healthy cells...
Baltimore researchers receive $40 million from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
...cine," which uses only the genetic material of the virus
rather than the whole virus
to stimulate the immune system. Such a vaccine would be much easier to administer than an injection,...
Researchers battle drug-resistant HIV on promising new ground
...ve found a promising new battleground for HIV, the virus
that causes AIDS: a portion of the virus
that is unaffected by its myriad mutations. The findings are described in the September 26 issue of ...
Rise in non-communicable diseases commands pharmaceutical scientists attention
...n More than 20,000 deaths associated with the flu virus
occurred in the U.S. last year. The 2000 AAPS Annu...us membranes of the nose and lungs binding the flu virus
on contact. Researchers estimate that this new delivery system for the flu vaccine will be available...
Virco first to introduce drug-specific biological cut-offs for its HIV resistance tests
... tell clinicians instantly whether their patient's virus
is within the normal susceptible range found in un...tural biological variation of tens of thousands of virus
samples from patients in the USA and Europe and will be integrated into Virco's HIV drug resistance ...
Spain's top science award to UMBI's Gallo, Montagnier
...ute in France, were the co-discoverers of the AIDS virus
in the early-1980s. For over a decade, each has pr...taken a unique approach to preventing and treating virus
diseases. Under one roof, discoveries from the laboratory are managed all the way through clinical r...
Researchers identify new genetic risk factor for HIV infection
...ist HIV infection despite repeated exposure to the virus
and those who progress very slowly to AIDS after i...t, RANTES "elbows" HIV out of the way, forcing the virus
- once it has entered the body - to work harder to jump from cell to cell and thereby spread. R...
Stress levels can affect success of pneumonia vaccinations
...irst, antibodies specifically targeted against the virus
are produced and flood the blo...identify cells infected by the virus
and kill them. But with bacterial infections - like pneumonia - the killer ...
HIV research takes promising new direction
... new compounds target the genetic structure of the virus
essential to its replication, he said. Specifically, they target the "Rev" protein that is responsible for producing and spreading HIV-infected cells. Without this protein, viral cells would be unable to reproduce and the disease would be disarmed, T...
Other highlights in the October 15 issue of JNCI
...Concludes There is a lack of evidence that simian virus
40 (SV40) is a prevalent human pathogen, a new study concludes. Poliovirus vaccines used between 1955 and 1963 were inadvertently contaminated with SV40. Because SV40 DNA has been detected in tumors from individuals who are too young to have been exp...
Molecules inhibit HIV protease, could lead to new line of attack against AIDS
... HIV, a finding that could limit the spread of the virus
that causes AIDS. The laboratory test results are ...at its active site that can lead to the virus. The virus
can then replicate itself throughout the body. The POM molecule provides a "second line of attack" a...
Toward a better burger: "Where's the selenium?"
...ing it enhances the immune system. A non-virulent virus
will mutate into a virulent form in a selenium-deficient host. And selenium is today being investigated as a potentially important component in combating the AIDS virus."...
The molecular evolution of viral drug resistance
...h HIV, the distribution of variants of Hepatitis B virus
(HBV) can shift in response to drug therapy. Although Hepatitis B virus
replication is often controllable using nucleotide analogues that inhibit the viral DNA polymerase, ...
Pharmacologist tip sheet: Migraine patches, nicotine therapies, allergy medication interference...
...arly, with a concomitant increase in the amount of virus
in their blood and seriousness of the illness. Gross is working toward developing tools to detect patients who are likely to poorly adhere to the regimens and find ways to get patients to continue following them. (Poster P III-76)...
UNC study ties depression, anxiety to fatigue in HIV-positive patients
...problems for people who test positive for HIV, the virus
that causes AIDS, is fatigue, but often doctors ca...s, the immune system defensive cells that the AIDS virus
slowly destroy. The UNC team studied 40 otherwise healthy HIV-positive patients in depth, collecti...
Hopkins researcher finds retroviral 'footprint' in brains of people with schizophrenia
...entist has found the strongest evidence yet that a virus
may contribute to some cases of schizophrenia. In this weeks Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Childrens Center neurovirologist Robert Yolken, M.D., and his colleagues report the molecular "footprint" of a retrovirus in the cerebr...
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