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West Nile Encephalitis, West Nile Virus, Memory

Memory Loss From West Nile Virus May Be Preventable

People who survive brain infection with West Nile virus can have neurological problems long after the virus is gone. A new study in mice suggests that such ongoing problems may be due to unresolved inflammation that hinders the brain's ability to repair damaged neurons and grow new ones. Reducing inflammation with an arthritis drug protected mice from West Nile-induced memory loss.

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Influenza, Flu Shot, Flu Season, influenza antibodies, Vaccination

Influenza Expert: “Despite What You’ve Heard, It’s Still a Good Idea to Get Your Flu Shot”

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Influenza, flu, Pandemic

Previous Influenza Virus Exposures Enhance Susceptibility in Another Influenza Pandemic

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New data analysis suggests that people born at the time of the 1957 H2N2 or Asian Flu pandemic were at a higher risk of dying during the 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic as well as the resurgent H1N1 outbreak in 2013-2014. And it is not the first time this has happened.

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HIV, Mortality, Charles Holmes

Researchers Offer New Model for Uncovering True HIV Mortality Rates in Zambia

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A new study that seeks to ascertain HIV mortality rates in Zambia could provide a model for improved national and regional surveillance approaches and, ultimately, more effective HIV treatment strategies.

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Early Testing for Influenza Symptoms Critical This Flu Season

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HIVAIDS, Zambia, CIDRZ, Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation

Researchers Offer New Model for Uncovering True HIV Mortality Rates in Zambia

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A new study that seeks to better ascertain HIV mortality rates in Zambia could provide a model for improved national and regional surveillance approaches, and ultimately, more effective HIV treatment strategies.

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Past Exposures Shape Immune Response in Pediatric Acute Respiratory Infections

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By analyzing immune cells of children who came to the emergency department with flu symptoms, researchers found that the suite of genes these early-response cells expressed was shaped by factors such as age and previous exposures to viruses. Better understanding how early infections influence long-term immune response has implications for the diagnosis and treatment of young patients who suffer from acute respiratory tract infections.

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Malaria, Infectious Disease, Genetics, Pharmacology, Whole Genome Analysis, Chemogenetics

Researchers Map Druggable Genomic Targets in Evolving Malaria Parasite

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues across the country and around the world, have used whole genome analyses and chemogenetics to identify new drug targets and resistance genes in 262 parasite cell lines of Plasmodium falciparum — protozoan pathogens that cause malaria — that are resistant to 37 diverse antimalarial compounds.

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Cells, Immunology, T-Cell, Tubercolosis, Canada, University of Mon, McGill University , Vaccines, Infectious Desease, BCG, Stem Cells, Bone Marrow Cell Therapy, Immune Response, Innate Immune Response, Macrophages

Re-Programming Innate Immune Cells to Fight Tuberculosis

Canadian researchers’ innovative work promises to make vaccines more effective against tuberculosis and other infectious diseases like the flu.







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