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Human trial proves ricin vaccine safe, induces neutralizing antibodies; further tests planned

...an clinical trial of a recombinant vaccine for the deadly toxin ricin ?a potential bioterror threat ?and the...nd lead author of the study. "We have taken a very deadly toxin and genetically engineered it to be safe and to induce protective immunity in humans." Dr. Vi...

Simple idea to dramatically improve dengue vaccinations

...Dengue viruses can lead to increased likelihood of deadly infections, public health officials have attempted to counter the threat of co-existent versions of Dengue by developing a vaccine against all four versions simultaneously. Doctors found that patients who got a four-component vaccine wound up only be...

Wisconsin scientists discover a master key to microbes' pathogenic lifestyles

...ign lifestyle in the soil to that of a potentially deadly human pathogen is just a breath away. Inhaled in...thogenic yeast, causing such serious and sometimes deadly afflictions as blastomycosis and histoplasmosis. But how these usually bucolic fungi undergo such a...

Computers to save unique type of American red squirrel

..., which out-competes them for food and transfers a deadly virus. In the US, the new computer model, which mimics population dynamics in response to different threats, will help evaluate and refocus existing efforts to save Mount Graham Red Squirrel. Although conservation measures are already in place, co...

Low-cost drug gaining favor for use in HIV-infected children in poor countries

...children to ward off common infections that can be deadly to a person whose immune system is weakened by HIV. Dr. Kate Grimwade, with the Heart of England National Health Service foundation trust in Birmingham, led the review of the drug and found "a significant mortality benefit." Grimwade's review app...

Skin disease common among Hispanic farmworkers in North Carolina, research shows

...ent common skin conditions, as well as potentially deadly diseases such as skin cancer. Few studies have evaluated skin disease in migrant farmworkers. In one of the Wake Forest studies, 59 farmworkers from Nash and Johnston Counties were examined by a dermatologist with the goal of estimating the prevalen...

Mice studies illustrate potential of chimp/human antibodies to protect against smallpox

...ination--and possibly may even protect against the deadly disease itself. The study, led by researchers with...against a potential bioterror attack involving the deadly smallpox virus," says NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D. "It is imperative that we have effective...

Red Tide causes sea turtle die-off in El Salvador

...ea turtle mortality." The first reports of these deadly algal blooms came in November along El Salvador's southern coast, followed by reports of humans becoming sick. This was followed by the closure of shellfish beds in the area, a warning from the government against eating shellfish from affected areas,...

Defective immune system response to smallpox vaccine detailed in new study

...ucing the risk of eczema vaccinatum, a potentially deadly complication of smallpox vaccination. Eczema vaccinatum occurs almost exclusively in people who have a history of atopic dermatitis, a common, non-contagious skin disorder also known as eczema. "This new research, the first to be published by Atopic...

Minor mutations in avian flu virus increase chances of human infection

...ly known as "bird flu," is a highly contagious and deadly disease in poultry. So far, its spread to humans has been limited, with 177 documented severe infections, and nearly 100 deaths in Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Iraq, and Turkey as of March 14, 2006, according to the World Health Org...

Flu not the only germ threat this time of year

...erson in the western hemisphere has contracted the deadly form of the disease. And though "regular" flu is still a potent threat, expected to kill more than 35,000 people in the United States annually, your sick neighbor or colleague who probably doesn't have the flu is a sniffling, sneezing, wheezing, whin...

Extinctions linked to climate change

... with amphibians or other species. Dengue fever, a deadly disease of humans, is increasing its range out of the tropics and is now found in parts of the southern United States. And predicting how climate change will favor a certain pathogen or disease transmission is extremely difficult. "We should expect ...

MIT research holds promise for Huntington's treatment

...yman might lead to a drug that could help stop the deadly sequence of cellular events that Huntington's unleashes. "Depending on its target, any one compound will probably block only a subset of the pathogenic effects," Bodner said. Huntington's disease is caused by misfolded proteins, called huntingtin p...

Tumor cells that border normal tissue are told to leave

... the tumor, allowing the cancer cells to establish deadly metastatic tumors elsewhere in the body. The researchers say their discovery demonstrates the importance of the tumor's environment and shows more precisely how the metastatic process occurs and might be stopped. Their study appears in the January ...

Jefferson researchers building a better rabies vaccine

...lteration was enough to turn a "safe" virus into a deadly version, making the virus unusable for vaccination. Wildlife rabies is a substantial health problem in the United States. It is particularly prevalent along the East Coast, where more than 90 percent of reported cases occur in wildlife. Raccoons are...

Scientists identify molecular structure of key viral protein

...lso closely related to two recently discovered and deadly viruses called Hendra and Nipah viruses, which are classified as select agents of concern for biodefense. The pre-fusion structure of the F protein combined with the structure of the protein in its post-fusion state, which was determined and reporte...

Scientists discover new genetic subtypes of common blood cancer

...r distinct genetic subtypes of multiple myeloma, a deadly blood cancer, that have different prognoses and might be treated most effectively with drugs specifically targeted to those subtypes. A new computational tool based on an algorithm designed to recognize human faces plucked the four distinguishing ge...

A large step forward in the fight against African sleeping sickness

...ss About 400,000 people worldwide suffer from the deadly African sleeping sickness. The disease produces severe sleep disorders that ultimately end in coma, followed by death. At present, fewer than 10% of the patients are treated in time. But on the other hand, the current treatment is also very toxic, an...

Newly discovered killer cell fights cancer

...intelligence and law enforcement agencies can face deadly threats together instead of separately, this one c...NK) cell. As its name implies, NK cells deliver a deadly blow by poking holes in the invader's outer membrane. Then, NK cells secrete molecules that reach o...

A step forward in the fight against bacterial infections

...the lethal dose of LPS to the mutant mice, without deadly consequences. This finding could not be attributed to an alteration in TLR4, but to a reduced production of type 1 interferons. To verify this, Mahieu and her colleagues administered these interferons preventatively to the mice − which made the...

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