Immunodeficiency News and Research

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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.

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New design for HIV vaccine trials in animals

New design for HIV vaccine trials in animals

Scientists have identified the first reported case in Asia of primate-to-human transmission of simian foamy virus

Scientists have identified the first reported case in Asia of primate-to-human transmission of simian foamy virus

Sirna Therapeutics granted new UK patents

Sirna Therapeutics granted new UK patents

Newly discovered gene mutation may account for many cases of immune deficiency

Newly discovered gene mutation may account for many cases of immune deficiency

New discoveries in treatment for patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

New discoveries in treatment for patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Prototype drug shows promise in slowing replication of the virus responsible for SARS

Prototype drug shows promise in slowing replication of the virus responsible for SARS

Risk factors for tuberculosis in the United States overlap with many of the risk factors associated with persistent homelessness

Risk factors for tuberculosis in the United States overlap with many of the risk factors associated with persistent homelessness

Gene therapy for arthritis is both feasible and safe

Gene therapy for arthritis is both feasible and safe

HIV protease inhibitors block programmed cell death in vivo

HIV protease inhibitors block programmed cell death in vivo

Research provides roadmap for the development of human therapies for cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Research provides roadmap for the development of human therapies for cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Antiretroviral therapy may prevent excess risk of some cancers in people with HIV

Antiretroviral therapy may prevent excess risk of some cancers in people with HIV

Antibiotic minocycline might help alleviate HIV's negative effects on the brain and central nervous system

Antibiotic minocycline might help alleviate HIV's negative effects on the brain and central nervous system

HIV epidemic among young men unabated because many are unaware they are infected

HIV epidemic among young men unabated because many are unaware they are infected

As syphilis rates increase in Los Angeles County, new study suggests the disease is increasing HIV rates

As syphilis rates increase in Los Angeles County, new study suggests the disease is increasing HIV rates

Clinical study of MDX-010/MDX-1379 combination shows durable responses in patients with metastatic melanoma

Clinical study of MDX-010/MDX-1379 combination shows durable responses in patients with metastatic melanoma

Key discovery about non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Key discovery about non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Method of gene therapy accurately corrects mutations in disease-causing genes

Method of gene therapy accurately corrects mutations in disease-causing genes

DNA repair kit announced by scientists

DNA repair kit announced by scientists

Method of gene therapy that can accurately and permanently correct mutations in disease-causing genes

Method of gene therapy that can accurately and permanently correct mutations in disease-causing genes

New chemicals to inhibit HIV infection

New chemicals to inhibit HIV infection