- 100,000 Saved From Tuberculosis Death- Now Let's Improve Diagnosis
Asma Elsony led the tuberculosis programme in Sudan at the same time as she took her doctoral degree under the supervision of Professor Gunnar Bjune of the Department of General Practice and Community Medicine, University of Oslo in Norway. During her doc ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 16 2008 - 12:32pm
- Common Cold Virus Came To Humans From Birds 200 Years Ago
A virus that causes cold-like symptoms in humans originated in birds and may have crossed the species barrier around 200 years ago, according to an article published in the December issue of the Journal of General Virology. Scientists hope their findings w ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 20 2008 - 10:25am
- Bundibugyo- New Species Of Ebola Virus Discovered
Scientists writing in PLoS Pathogens have reported the discovery of a new species of Ebola virus, provisionally named Bundibugyo ebolavirus. The virus, which was responsible for a hemorrhagic fever outbreak in western Uganda in 2007, has been characterized ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 20 2008 - 9:34pm
- Scientists Say Rats May Be Carrying A 21st Century Plague
Bacteria that can cause serious heart disease in humans are being spread by rat fleas, sparking concern that the infections could become a bigger problem in humans. Research published in the December issue of the Journal of Medical Microbiology suggests th ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 24 2008 - 3:38am
- New Species Of Leprosy Identified
A new species of bacterium that causes leprosy has been identified through intensive genetic analysis of a pair of lethal infections, a research team reports in the December issue of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology. All cases of leprosy, an anci ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 24 2008 - 2:27pm
- Anti-Viral Motel: Viruses Check In But They Don't Check Out
Every type of disease has a specific treatment program. We have drugs to treat symptoms of countless illnesses and maladies, but viral infections continue to elude treatment. While we have vaccines to prevent initial infection of some viruses and other med ...
Article - Erin Richards - Dec 15 2008 - 1:27am
- UN NeedsTo Adopt A Scientific Approach To AIDS, Says Health Consultant
The Secretariat of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has lost valuable ground by ignoring for years the contribution of long-term concurrent relationships to Africa's AIDS epidemic, claims says Helen Epstein, an independent consu ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 26 2008 - 12:22am
- A Bat Origin For SARS?
SARS – severe acute respiratory syndrome – alarmed the world five years ago as the first global pandemic of the 21st century. The coronavirus (SARS-CoV) that sickened more than 8,000 people – and killed nearly 800 of them – may have originated in bats, bu ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 30 2008 - 1:30am
- Modulation Of Regulatory T Cells Described For Autoimmune Treatment
A study published this month in Clinical Immunology, the official journal of the Clinical Immunology Society (CIS), describes a new method that facilitates the induction of a specific type of immune suppressive cells, called 'regulatory T cells' ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 27 2009 - 3:10pm
- 0.000789% rate of allergic reaction to Gardasil saddens hypochondriacs
The BMJ published a retrospective cohort study today showing only 3 out of 380,000 females ages 12-26 in Australia had 'probable' hypersensitivity to the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil. Unlike the U.S., where for some unfathomable reason some p ...
Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Dec 4 2008 - 11:03am