Navigation Links
Discovery Could Lead To Novel Approaches In HIV Treatment

CANVAC, the Canadian Network for Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics, has announced the development of a new method to assess how well the thymus (an organ located at the base of the neck) works and the discovery of a functional abnormality of this organ in HIV-infected individuals. The team of investigators led by Dr. Rafick-Pierre Sékaly, professor at Université de Montréal, scientist at the CHUM Research Centre, and Scientific Director and Program Leader of CANVAC, publishes today its discoveries in Immunity, a prestigious scientific journal. This work was performed in collaboration with investigators from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre as well as from France and Israel.

Using only blood samples, these researchers first developed a method to assess how well the thymus functions. The thymus is involved in the development of T-lymphocytes, an essential component of the immune system. T-lymphocytes also happen to be HIV's preferred targets for infection. The researchers then used this method to study blood samples from patients that had been recently infected with HIV and found that, already in the first months following the onset of infection, thymic function is decreased. Such a decrease results in a lowered T-lymphocyte production by the thymus. These findings pave the way to the development of novel immunotherapies of HIV-infected individuals. Such immunotherapies could be also applicable to patients requiring bone marrow transplantation to cure their cancer.
'"/>

Source:CANVAC press release


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Fundamental Finding Yields Insight into Stem Cells, Cancer; Opens Door to Drug Discovery
2. Discovery of key proteins shape could lead to improved bacterial pneumonia vaccine
3. UCSD Discovery Shows How Embryonic Stem Cells Perform Quality Control Inspections
4. Discovery Promises Simpler Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease
5. Discovery may lead to better Candidiasis drug
6. Protein Discovery Could Unlock The Secret To Better TB Treatment
7. Discovery clarifies role of peptide in biological clock
8. Eliminate Data Analysis Bottlenecks in Drug Discovery
9. Discovery of New Dopamine Action May Yield Alternative Psychiatric Drugs
10. Discovery could be key to bioterrorism defense
11. Discovery of an American salamander where it shouldnt be: Korea
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/25/2016)... , Jan. 25, 2016  Glencoe Software, the world-leading ... and publication industries, will provide the data management solution ... (NPSC). ... Phenotypic analysis measures the ... organisms, allowing comparisons between states such as health and ...
(Date:1/20/2016)...   MedNet Solutions , an innovative SaaS-based eClinical ... research, is pleased to announce the attainment of record-setting ... result of the company,s laser focus on (and growing ... it,s comprehensive, easy-to-use and highly affordable cloud-based technology platform. ... MedNet growth achievements in 2015 include: , ...
(Date:1/13/2016)... , January 13, 2016 ... the addition of the  "India Biometrics ... & Forecast (2015-2020)"  report to ... ) has announced the addition of ... Market - Estimation & Forecast (2015-2020)" ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... 5, 2016 Australian-US drug discovery and development company, ... appointment of a new Chairman, Mr John O,Connor , ... immediately. James Garner , has also been ... former Acting CEO, Mr Iain Ross , will resume ... --> James Garner , has also been formally appointed ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... ... February 04, 2016 , ... Shimadzu Scientific Instruments will showcase ... demos and poster sessions, and present on the analysis of mycotoxins and medical ... 6 to 10 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... PARK, Calif. , Feb. 4, 2016   DelMar ... biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of new ... 18 th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference ... in New York, NY . ... an update on the ongoing clinical trial of VAL-083 ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016 Sinovac Biotech Ltd. ... leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China ... its board of directors received on February 4, 2016 ... from a consortium comprised of PKU V-Ming ( ... Co., Ltd., CICC Qianhai Development ( Shenzhen ...
Breaking Biology Technology: