Tag: "virus" at medical news
HIV/AIDS treatment remains successful 10 years on but rise in TB cause for concern
...s found that although patients' control of the HIV virus
improved over the years, their risk of death in th...ded for the action of the drugs in keeping the HIV virus
in check and the apparently worsening rates of clinical progression might be related to the change i...
Interrupting HIV treatment could be beneficial
... increase the risk of the disease progressing. The virus
may also become resistant to HAART if treatment st...d that levels of resistance and control of the HIV virus
were similar between the two groups. Certain side effects such as diarrhoea and nausea were also les...
Big companies should provide HIV treatment to employees
...5 years now. We know that people who live with the virus
can control it and enjoy productive and fruitful lives. Business leaders need to realise that their responsibilities run deep and extend well beyond profit and loss." ...
Research leads to first treatment for drug-resistant HIV
...owing number of drug-resistant strains of HIV, the virus
that causes AIDS. The problem is widespread." Th...t half of patients with the human immunodeficiency virus
(HIV) who initially respond to treatment develop drug-resistant strains and stop responding to treat...
SARS vaccine development
... which combinations of antibodies against the SARS virus
are given to individuals at risk at the time of a ...s have been shown to curb outbreaks of hepatitis A virus
and to prevent infection with varicella-zoster virus, and such antibody prophylaxis may be an effect...
Novel gene therapy may lead to cure in hemophilia A patients
...llected from bone marrow donors. A non-replicative virus
containing the FVIII gene would be introduced into the stem cells from the patient. The FVIII engineered for production only in platelets would insert itself into the DNA of the stem cells. These same stem cells would then be given back to the donor ...
Teen sexual assault survivors seldom complete HIV prevention therapy
...s to prevent contraction of human immunodeficiency virus
(HIV) may return for follow-up visits and only abo...e first used by health care workers exposed to the virus
by needle sticks. Elyse Olshen, M.D., M.P.H., then at Boston University School of Medicine and no...
Perth researchers to trial bird flu vaccine
...'s our aim." Dr Richmond said there was no live virus
in the vaccine which meant there was no chance of catching the infection from the vaccination. He said the vaccine had already been shown to be safe in initial trials. "What this study is most interested in determining is just how much of the vacc...
HIV Testing Day: Missed opportunities at the doctor's office
...ity of Alabama at Birmingham. "The more damage the virus
does to their immune systems, the worse patients r...r behavior to limit their risk of transmitting the virus
to others." HIVMA believes testing for HIV should be handled the same way nearly every other medical...
World's first approval of new HIV drug TMC114 provides potent new treatment option with FUZEON
...(enfuvirtide) that can successfully combat the HIV virus
in treatment resistant patients. Data have shown t... to anti-HIV drugs achieved undetectable levels of virus
(less than 50 copies of viral RNA per ml of blood) when darunavir was used with FUZEON - a result th...
Montreal researchers identify defects of immune cells
...dividuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus
(HIV). These findings, revealed using a model of candidiasis in transgenic mice expressing HIV developed by the same research group, represents a milestone in developing a treatment for the infection and, eventually, preventing it. They are described...
Hopkins scientists use embryonic stem cells, new cues to awaken latent motor nerve repair
...or neurons to an aggressive infection with Sindbis virus
-- one that, in rodents, specifically targets motor neurons and kills them. The animals recovered enough muscle strength to bear weight and step with the previously paralyzed hind leg. Kerr likens the approach to electrical repair. "Paralysis is li...
H5N1 vaccine could be basis for life-saving stockpile
...ainst one antigenic variant of the avian influenza virus
H5N1 may protect humans against future variants of...thal nasal infection against not only the original virus
the vaccine was made to thwart, but also against a newer variant that has already proved fatal to hu...
Report recommends immediate improvements for Arizona's Pandemic Preparedness Plan
...es in Asia and elsewhere of people contracting the virus
from infected birds. In a few instances of prolonged exposure to an infected person, the virus
has shown the ability to spread slowly to others. It may be sooner rather than later that the virus...
Cholesterol-lowering drugs may be useful in an influenza pandemic
... vaccines, which have to be manufactured after the virus
strain is identified. "It is important to recognize that the statins/influenza idea is only that--an idea," Dr. Fedson said. "It needs to be confirmed by rigorous scientific studies." Statins wouldn't replace vaccines, he added, because "unlike vacci...
Experimental vaccine protects lab animals against several strains of H5N1
...ile vaccines against H5N1, the strain of influenza virus
that experts fear could cause the next flu pandemi...c. But will these vaccines remain effective as the virus
mutates? Researchers present good news in the July 15 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, n...
NYU researchers decorate virus particles, showing potential to enhance MRI capabilities
...ave made chemical modifications to nanometer sized virus
particles--a process that has the potential to imp...different imaging protocols, a chemically modified virus
particle now appears to be an attractive option for this type of sophisticated application," he note...
Infected for life
...dings could one day lead to a new way to fight the virus
and offers the first target for intervention in th...has found that herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1), the virus
that causes cold sores and ocular keratitis, produces an miRNA molecule. This miRNA is encoded by th...
Monkeys vaccinated against SIV survive longer after infection
...monkeys vaccinated against simian immunodeficiency virus
(SIV) -- a close relative of HIV that causes an AI...like disease in monkeys -- and then exposed to the virus
survived significantly longer than unvaccinated animals exposed to SIV. "The worldwide need for an H...
How cow warts, clergy sex surveys moved along cancer vaccine
...ered that the three-dimensional outer shell of the virus
was crucial to creating an immune response that co...s by putting an HPV gene into insect cells using a virus
called baculovirus, which infects insects; the HPV gene then produces VLPs that mimic the shape of r...
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