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Immunodeficiency (or immune deficiency) is a state in which the immune system's ability to fight infectious disease is compromised or entirely absent.
FDG PET-CT imaging helps assess anatomical structure and metabolic activity in patients with GLILD

FDG PET-CT imaging helps assess anatomical structure and metabolic activity in patients with GLILD

A new proof of concept study has shown that an imaging technique more commonly used to assess cancer patients may also be of help in assessing disease and treatment effects in patients with inflammatory diseases. [More]
NTM lung infections

NTM lung infections

Nontuberculous mycobacteria are part of a group of bacteria called mycobacteria. The non-tuberculous mycobacteria are, as the name suggests, mycobacteria that are not tuberculosis. They're also not leprosy, but they are the other members of the bacteria group termed mycobacteria. [More]
FASEB announces winners of 2016 BioArt competition

FASEB announces winners of 2016 BioArt competition

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology is pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual BioArt competition. [More]
New antiretroviral treatments show potential to reduce chances of sexual transmission of HIV virus

New antiretroviral treatments show potential to reduce chances of sexual transmission of HIV virus

More than 2 million people got infected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 2015, being sexual transmission the main channel of infection. [More]
Scientists uncover novel process by which APOL1 gene contributes to renal disease

Scientists uncover novel process by which APOL1 gene contributes to renal disease

A Children's National Health System research team has uncovered a novel process by which the gene APOL1 contributes to renal disease, according to a paper published November 18 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. [More]
Prevalence of HIV in western Nepal linked to lack of technical and vocational education

Prevalence of HIV in western Nepal linked to lack of technical and vocational education

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a global health problem, especially affecting developing countries due to lack of education and awareness of the possible means of transmission. [More]
Experimental vaccine/immune stimulant combination may lead to viral remission in HIV patients

Experimental vaccine/immune stimulant combination may lead to viral remission in HIV patients

A study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in collaboration with scientists at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and Gilead Sciences, Inc., has demonstrated that combining an experimental vaccine with an innate immune stimulant may help lead to viral remission in people living with HIV. [More]
New, practical tool may help doctors to easily diagnose cachexia in cancer patients

New, practical tool may help doctors to easily diagnose cachexia in cancer patients

About one third of cancer patients die because of cachexia - an involuntary weight loss, characterized primarily by muscle wasting and metabolic changes, which cannot be addressed or treated solely with increased food intake. [More]
Vaccine-related rubella virus causes harm in some patients with primary immunodeficiency disorders

Vaccine-related rubella virus causes harm in some patients with primary immunodeficiency disorders

Some patients with rare primary immunodeficiency disorders may be at risk for infection by rubella virus, and possibly serious skin inflammation, after receiving the rubella vaccine, usually administered as part of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. [More]
WSU researcher finds a way to reduce development of cancer cells

WSU researcher finds a way to reduce development of cancer cells

A Washington State University researcher has developed a way to reduce the development of cancer cells that are an infrequent but dangerous byproduct of gene therapy. [More]
Study estimates prevalence of self-reported immunosuppressed adults in the U.S.

Study estimates prevalence of self-reported immunosuppressed adults in the U.S.

In a study published online by JAMA, Rafael Harpaz, M.D., M.P.H., of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, and colleagues analyzed data from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey to estimate the prevalence of self-reported immunosuppressed adults in the United States. [More]
Scientists identify genetic cause and biological mechanisms linked to new human immunodeficiency

Scientists identify genetic cause and biological mechanisms linked to new human immunodeficiency

A multi-institutional, international team of scientists has discovered the genetic cause and biological mechanisms linked to a new human immunodeficiency. The study, which is published in Nature Immunology, also identifies a potential treatment. [More]
Penn researchers identify new immune system mechanism to fight against infections

Penn researchers identify new immune system mechanism to fight against infections

The innate immune system serves as a first-line defense, responding to infections almost immediately after a pathogen makes its way into the body. [More]
Genome engineering-based methods pave way for new treatment of patients with sickle cell disease

Genome engineering-based methods pave way for new treatment of patients with sickle cell disease

A team of physicians and laboratory scientists has taken a key step toward a cure for sickle cell disease, using CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to fix the mutated gene responsible for the disease in stem cells from the blood of affected patients. [More]
Scientists find evidence of link between coronavirus and neurological disease

Scientists find evidence of link between coronavirus and neurological disease

For the first time, researchers have found proof of a direct association between strain OC 43 of the human coronavirus (HCoV) and neurological disease in humans. [More]
MU researcher awarded $3 million NIH grant to develop new drugs for treating HBV

MU researcher awarded $3 million NIH grant to develop new drugs for treating HBV

Hepatitis B (HBV) is a viral infection that increases the likelihood of developing liver cancer or liver failure. [More]
Researchers develop innovative technique for detecting HIV hiding places in infected patients

Researchers develop innovative technique for detecting HIV hiding places in infected patients

Discovery of a novel, advanced technique to identify the rare cells where human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) hides in patients taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). This is an important step forward in the search for a HIV/AIDS cure. [More]
Scientists reveal underlying mechanisms leading to microcephaly in NBS patients

Scientists reveal underlying mechanisms leading to microcephaly in NBS patients

Scientists from Jerusalem and Duesseldorf have succeeded in generating induced pluripotent stem cells from a rare disorder called Nijmegen breakage syndrome (NBS) and to push these cells to become early neurons, revealing the mechanisms leading to the neurological phenotype observed in these patients. [More]
Researchers discover second line of defense in macaques co-infected with Mtb and SIV

Researchers discover second line of defense in macaques co-infected with Mtb and SIV

Tulane University researchers found some monkeys whose immune systems are depleted by the simian strain of HIV have a second line of defense against tuberculosis. [More]
HIV-infected adults with MDD more likely to experience heart attack, study shows

HIV-infected adults with MDD more likely to experience heart attack, study shows

Among more than 26,000 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected adults, those with major depressive disorder (MDD) were more likely to experience a heart attack than those without MDD, according to a study published online by JAMA Cardiology. [More]
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