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

...accines were developed, childhood diseases such as measles and mumps occurred only once in a lifetime. The immunity occurs when the immune system produces cells called lymphocytes that specifically attack and eliminate the virus at the time of infection. After the infection subsides, most of the lymphocytes...

Investigating the measles virus as a tool to kill multiple myeloma

...a new Phase I clinical trial testing an engineered measles virus against multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bo...icine studies in patients testing the potential of measles to kill cancer. “This is the beginning of a long but exciting process,?says Angela Dispenzieri, M....

Scientists find a key to immune system's ability to remember

...acteria and other pathogens is why we only get the measles or chicken pox once, and is why exposure to deacti...t act to identify the signatures of pathogens like measles virus and HIV, agents that hide inside cells. Lck is important in helping "naive" T cells -- thos...

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center: Harnessing the measles virus to attack cancer

...a new clinical study using a vaccine strain of the measles virus to attack recurrent glioblastoma multiforme,...nding molecular medicine studies in patients using measles to kill cancer. "We are looking at better ways to treat some of the most lethal cancers," says Eva ...

Typhoid fever led to the fall of Athens

...s, including bubonic plague, smallpox, anthrax and measles have been implicated in the emergence and spread of this epidemic. A mass burial pit unearthed in the Kerameikos ancient cemetery of Athens and dated back to the time of the historical outbreak, provided the required skeletal material for the inves...

Preventing a pandemic: Study suggests strategies for containing a flu outbreak

...vely contagious, though some other viruses such as measles are substantially higher. In all cases, early intervention would be essential. The authors note in their study that the current World Health Organization stockpile of antivirals for avian flu could probably be sufficient to help contain a pandemic i...

New study shows measles immunization may prevent fatal brain infection

A new study has found wild-type measles virus in tissues from patients who died of a fatal...against the notion that the strain of virus in the measles vaccine caused the infection. The study, in the November 15 issue of The Journal of Infectious Dise...

UF scientist finds unexpected link between cat and human AIDS viruses

...humans, which is made from cowpox virus, and human measles vaccines for canine distemper in puppies. "Therefore, protective vaccines based on cross-reactive regions of AIDS viruses can provide broad immunity, and may be useful against viruses that are currently evolving in a new host, such as HIV infection ...

Researcher at UGA College of Veterinary Medicine identifies new way of combating viral diseases

...four different viruses ?Marburg, Ebola, HIV-1, and measles viruses. "We believe that interfering with the Rab9 pathway interferes with the ability of the viruses to exit the cell, thereby dramatically decreasing the ability of the virus to spread rapidly and produce infection," Hodge said. Because these vi...

Measles Deaths Worldwide Drop By Nearly 40% Over Five Years

...reventable killer, by the end of this year. Global measles deaths have plummeted by 39%, from 873 000 in 1999...the highest burden of the disease, where estimated measles deaths decreased by 46%. "Progress of this magnitude is remarkable. I congratulate countries for th...

Turning viruses into allies against cancer

..., including modifications of the virus that causes measles and another, the herpes simplex virus, responsible...ys Liver Cancer Cells: Abstract LB-297 A weakened measles virus, modified with a protein that normally takes up iodine in the thyroid gland, is being studied ...

Mayo Clinic Researchers Create 'Obedient Virus'; First Step To Use Measles Virus Against Cancer

... to devise a system that consistently converts the measles virus into a therapeutic killer that hunts down an...efficiently ablated (destroyed) the ability of the measles virus to interact with its two natural receptors. And they also show that we can take our pick as to...

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