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Infection linked with heart attack

...rganisms. Four were viruses - two types of herpes, cytomegalovirus (a serious problem in those with compromised immunity) and Epstein-Barr virus. The four bacteria tested for were: Haemophilus influenzae , pneumoniae - which cause flu and pneumonia - plus the stomach bug Helicobacter pylori . The more infections a...

Pain Killers Keep the Virus Away

...rders. The presence of the microbe, called human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), in cells is accompanied by a rush of prostaglandins, chemicals in the body that promote pain, inflammation and fever. So, scientists wondered if they could keep HCMV from replicating. Suppressing prostaglandins is easy. That's what so-called ...

Implication of virus in colon cancer

Researchers in a study observed that human cytomegalovirus could be involved in the development of colon canc...y report on laboratory studies that show how human cytomegalovirus (CMV) can disrupt normal cellular processes, leading to malignant growth, especially in the context ...

Identifying Virus Found To Be Essential for HIV Patients

...of highly active antiretroviral therapy HAART, the cytomegalovirus was a major problem for AIDS patients, causing opp...hers say even in the era of HAART, the presence of cytomegalovirus in the blood is independently associated with an increased risk of progression to cytomegalovirus di...

A potent therapy to combat fatal viral infections

...irect infections caused by three routine viruses – cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and adenovirus. Although it is mild in people with normal immune systems, the viruses can trigger life-threatening illnesses in transplant patients and others with compromised immune systems. The CTLs proved effectiv...

CMV Vaccine Prototype Successfully Tested in Guinea Pigs

...p priority the development of a vaccine to prevent cytomegalovirus during pregnancy. "An effective CMV vaccine for women of childbearing age could greatly reduce the disability caused by the virus," said Duane Alexander, M.D., Director of the NICHD, the NIH institute that funded the study. "A prototype vaccine is ...

Gene Therapy Eradicates Pancreatic Cancer in Mice

... viral promoter driven expression system employing cytomegalovirus (CMV) died within 90 days. However, the VISA-BikDD mice lived longer in both trials, with at least half surviving for 14 months with no detectable sign of cancer recurrence. The researchers involved a pancreatic cancer line that spreads swiftly, in...

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