Monthly Archives: January 2017

Parasite protein could help inform new anti-tuberculosis strategies

Proteins produced by the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis may be involved in immune system processes that can help fight mycobacteria, according to a new study. …read more

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New C. diff treatment reduces recurrent infections by 40 percent

A new treatment for Clostridium difficile (C.diff) infections reduces recurrent infections by nearly 40%, a large study has found.C. …read more

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Abnormal antibody levels in intestine may promote inflammation in people with HIV-1

In people infected with HIV-1 virus, immune system cells in the intestinal tract may be unable to produce certain antibodies at the levels necessary to keep bacterial material from entering the… …read more

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HIV exploitation of gap in immune cell defenses ‘could be barrier to cure’

Scientists discover HIV invades macrophages when a protective protein is temporarily switched off. Treatment with HDAC inhibitors appears to prevent it. …read more

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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

Between 2 and 7 January 2017 the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported nine (9) additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) including two (2) fatal cases. Two (2) deaths among previously reported MERS cases (cases no. 7 and 8 in DON published on 17 January 2017) were also reported. […]

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