Monthly Archives: October 2015

BCCDC study shows 8-fold increase of Enterovirus D68 in 2014

A study released by the BC Centre Disease Control (BCCDC) shows an 8-fold increase in Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) detections from October to December 2014, compared to the same period in 2013. …read more

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Why I Wiped HIV Off My Face

Some years ago, I told someone that I was HIV positive before I agreed to his invitation for a date. “Yeah, I know,” he casually replied, and then he looked a little embarrassed, as if he shouldn’t have said it. It was too late, of course; I knew exactly what he meant. He could […]

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Toxoplasma vaccine steps closer with new cell molecule discovery

A new study finds that p62 – a host cell molecule – could be the key to triggering the appropriate immune response required from an effective vaccine for Toxoplasma in humans. …read more

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‘Superhero’ microbiome bacteria protect against deadly symptoms during infection

As concerns over deadly antibiotic-resistant strains of ‘superbug’ bacteria grow, scientists at the Salk Institute are offering a possible solution to the problem: ‘superhero’ bacteria that live in… …read more

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Respiratory syncytial virus is a viral infection that affects the lungs and respiratory tract. Learn about how respiratory syncytial virus can be diagnosed, treated and prevented. …read more

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