Log in to search using one of your social media accounts:

 

HIV vaccine may be just a short step away

Researchers believe they have solved the problem by 'unblocking' a process linked to an HIV protein that was halting the production of antibody-generating 'B-cells' from the immune system.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Related Links:

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved
Source: Biotechnology and Bioengineering - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Abstract Sipuleucel-T, a therapeutic dendritic-cell vaccine, was Food and Drug Administration-approved for prostate cancer in 2010. No new immunotherapies for prostate cancer have been approved since. However, novel agents and combination approaches offer great promise for improving outcomes for prostate cancer patients. Here we review the latest developments in immunotherapy for prostate cancer. Sipuleucel-T has demonstrated a survival advantage of 4.1 months in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. PSA-TRICOM (PROSTVAC), a prostate-specific antigen-targeted vaccine platform, showed evidence of clinica...
Source: Urologic Oncology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Urol Oncol Source Type: research
In 2016 I found myself waiting at a Colorado doctor’s office with my 12-year-old son, hoping to qualify for a cannabis prescription for him. I had traveled a long way from mainstream medicine in ten years. As a West Point graduate, Army Medical Service Corps Junior Officer of the Year and Medical Intelligence Officer for NATO Peacekeeping Forces, none of those experiences adequately prepared me for the greatest medical challenge and controversy of our time. My toddler son had suffered a vaccine induced brain injury from the MMR vaccine in 2005. The Harvard trained physician I was meeting with had been practicing medi...
Source: vactruth.com - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Human Pam Long Top Stories Arthur Krigsman autism encephalopathy inflammatory bowel disease P.A.N.D.A.S. Source Type: blogs
Flu season is upon us, and with it a chance to test out my persuasion skills on a deeply skeptical public. Consider this recent patient of mine, a young man in college who came in for an ankle sprain. “While you’re here, why not get a flu shot?” I asked. He looked at me as if I were a car mechanic offering a few more add-ons to his maintenance exam. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Infectious Disease Primary Care Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs
Summary Goat pox disease outbreaks were observed in different places affecting Black Bengal Goats in West Bengal (WB) and Tellicherry, Vembur and non‐descriptive breeds in Tamil Nadu (TN) causing severe lesions and mortality up to 30%. Clinical specimens from all the outbreaks were screened by polymerase chain reaction followed by restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR‐RFLP) and confirmed the diseases as Goat Pox. Virus isolation in Vero cell line was done with randomly selected ten samples, cytopathic effects (CPE) characterized by syncytia and intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies were observed after several blind...
Source: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Tags: RAPID COMMUNICATION Source Type: research
In this study, a mathematical model is developed to describe the transmission dynamics of capripoxvirus (CaPV) among livestock. This proposed model incorporates direct and indirect transmission of CaPV, together with two vaccination strategies, to investigate their effects on the severity of outbreaks and the prevalence of CaPV among the livestock population. The results suggest that ratio of potential vectors to livestock, successful probability of infection, vaccination rates, waning rate of vaccine-conferred protection, and virus introduction time play crucial roles in determining the outbreak severity and the prevalenc...
Source: Journal of Theoretical Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
AbstractGlobal seafood provides almost 20% of all animal protein in diets, and aquaculture is, despite weakening trends, the fastest growing food sector worldwide. Recent increases in production have largely been achieved through intensification of existing farming systems, resulting in higher risks of disease outbreaks. This has led to increased use of antimicrobials (AMs) and consequent antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in many farming sectors, which may compromise the treatment of bacterial infections in the aquaculture species itself and increase the risks of AMR in humans through zoonotic diseases or through the transfer...
Source: Sustainability Science - Category: Science Source Type: research
Authors: Krunkosky M, García M, Beltran Garza LG, Karpuzoglu-Belgin E, Levin J, Williams RJ, Gogal RM Abstract Characterizing the immune cells of the head associated lymphoid tissues (HALT) and trachea during maturation in young birds is critical to understanding the immunological responses to avian respiratory diseases and vaccines. Selected mucosal leukocytes of the conjunctiva-associated lymphoid tissue (CALT), Harderian gland (HG), nasal associated lymphoid tissue (NALT) and trachea from 4, 6, 8 and 10-week-old chickens were enumerated and phenotyped. HG, NALT, and trachea cellularity increased as the bi...
Source: Journal of Immunoassay and Immunochemistry - Category: Biochemistry Tags: J Immunoassay Immunochem Source Type: research
Source: BMJ Comments - Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums
Abstract: In the late 90's there was a change in both the route of transmission and the people at risk for sporotrichosis. This zoonotic cat-man alternative transmission route elicited changes in strategies to control the epidemic. There was a progressive increase in the number of cases involving especially children and the elderly. In addition to becoming hyperendemic, uncommon clinical pictures like immunoreactive clinical presentations or severe systemic cases have emerged. New species were identified and classified through molecular tools using more virulent clinical isolates, like S. brasiliensis, compared to the envi...
Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
More News: Health | Vaccines