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Genomic Analysis Uncovers New Targets for HIV Vaccine

...IV that appear to have helped some of the patients fight off the virus and delay the onset of full-blown AIDS. The researchers expect the new findings to aid the search for an HIV vaccine that would work by boosting the protective effects of one or more of these genes, and help the body's own immune syste...

Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients

...ficial and part of the body’s adaptive response to fight plaques.” The new findings hinge on a very spec... a vaccine or other strategy to protect against or fight off Alzheimer’s. Work on an Alzheimer’s vaccine has at times been promising, reducing the number of ...

How sneaky HIV escapes cells

...man biology as well as identify new avenues in the fight against human disease.” ...

Study shows big power of small RNAs, not just proteins, in halting cancer

...mor suppressor network, called the p53 pathway, to fight cancer growth. “At CSHL, we are moving simultaneously on several fronts to understand the p53 pathway because damage to this pathway is something that almost all cancers have in common,” said CSHL Cancer Center Deputy Director and HHMI Scott Lowe. ...

ASU research shows connection between testosterone, dietary antioxidants and bird coloration

...h benefits than originally thought. They appear to fight off the negative impacts that testosterone can have on an animal’s health. The researchers, Kevin McGraw an assistant professor in ASU’s School of Life Sciences and Daniel Ardia, of Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania, focused their wor...

Could fungal collection hold the key to new life-saving drugs?

...sts may be one step closer to finding new drugs to fight MRSA, cancers and other diseases, after CABI, a le...ormula for discovering new pharmaceutical drugs to fight cancers, diseases and resistant strains of infections such as MRSA.” SIDR brings together scienti...

How 'memory' T cells curb the spread of viruses throughout the body

... proliferate, but also are the sites where a major fight against the spread of an invading virus occurs. After becoming sick from many viruses, the body becomes “immune” (protected) from recurrence of the same disease. This is why before vaccines were developed, childhood diseases such as measles and mum...

Revealed -- Mosquito genes that could be controlling the spread of killer viruses

...ity of the genes and therefore help the mosquitoes fight off the viruses more effectively, preventing trans...s may provide a similar defence mechanism that can fight the disease viruses. Dr George Christophides of Imperial’s Division of Cell and Molecular Biol...

New vaccine prevents CMV infection and disease in mice

...directing the body’s immune system, enabling it to fight the virus.” The mouse vaccine generates an immune response that protects against both infection and development of disease when the virus is present by completely disarming the virus’s ability to replicate and establish a persistent infection. Th...

How plague-causing bacteria disarm host defense

...ategies for preventing disease, including means to fight antibiotic-resistant strains of Yersinia that could be used in biological warfare, according to Navarro. The genus Yersinia includes three species of bacteria that are pathogenic to humans: Y. pestis is perhaps the most infamous, being responsib...

Mule deer moms rescue other fawns

...ngest fawns. Whitetails rely on flight rather than fight for most of their lives, so this may affect their ability to mount an aggressive defence," Lingle said. ...

Does amateur boxing cause brain damage?

... of 14 amateur boxers. Boxers were tested after a fight and then again three months after rest from boxing... four times higher in boxers within 10 days of the fight as compared with healthy non-athletes. These increased levels returned to normal after three months...

Vaccine prevents prion disease in mice

...ins found normally that the immune system does not fight them off. To develop a vaccine that would stimulate the mice's immune system, researchers attached prion proteins to a genetically modified strain of Salmonella. For the study, the mice were orally vaccinated with a safe, attenuated Salmonella st...

Keeping the immune system from starting a 'food fight'

...revent the immune system from launching an all-out fight against food. Now, researchers report the identity of a nutrient "floodgate" that serves to protect against such an inflammatory immune response. Their findings appear in the May 4, 2007 issue of the journal Cell, a publication of Cell Press. The re...

Toxoplasmosis infection trick revealed by scientists

...ost cells in the human body is vital if we want to fight these diseases effectively. "Now that we understand that it’s a key interaction between a protein on the parasite’s surface and sugars on the human cell which lead to the cell’s invasion, there is potential to develop therapeutics that are target...

Dealing deadly cancers a knockout punch

...ersists for weeks or months, the body continues to fight off cancer long after the virus clears from the body. Future directions On April 11, 2007, Oncolytics announced it had initiated a Phase II trial to evaluate intravenous administration of Reolysin in patients with sarcomas that have metastas...

Thymus transplants gives hope to babies with fatal immune disease

...ne system cells known as T cells how to attack and fight off infections. Babies with DiGeorge anomaly also can have a range of problems including heart defects and unusual facial features. However, about 1 percent of these babies have no thymus at all, a situation that ends in death, usually by infection. ...

Herpes infection may be symbiotic, help beat back some bacteria

...hown that interferon gamma helps the immune system fight off some strains of bacteria. This led Virgin and his colleagues to test herpes-infected mice with exposure to the bacteria Yersinia pestis, which causes plague, and Listeria monocytogenes, which is a minor cause of food poisoning and can infect the ...

The quest for an effective HIV vaccine presents new possibilities, challenges

...nts HIV infection remains an important goal in the fight against AIDS, but the current top HIV vaccine candidates may not work in this way, say scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Rather, the first successful prev...

Growing nerve cells in 3-D dramatically affects gene expression

... how the human body behaves or how new drugs might fight disease, 3-D may be a better bet." For more than 100 years, scientists have grown human cells in flat dishes. In these 2-D glass incubators, better known as petri dishes, cells stick to the bottom and spread out as they multiply. But in the body, ...

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