New human genome analysis methods also applicable to disease diagnosis, drug response tests.
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New treatment for Dystonia is providing life changing results.
The finding supports the promise of treatments targeting individual body proteins or antigens since we have shown that a single self antigen can trigger disease.
Research is taking a novel approach to understand the ecology of the avian influenza, develop better methods of predicting bird flu spread, and provide an accurate early warning system.
The signs are everywhere, across the continent: Africa is finding African approaches to solving its health and disease problems.
New PCR test detects Malaria parasite in urine or saliva rather than blood.
The failure to eradicate polio in India and a few other countries has stalled international efforts to eliminate the paralyzing childhood disease globally.
As public health officials around the world keep a nervous eye on the spread of avian influenza, the University of Saskatchewan's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization has uncovered a key step in how the influenza virus causes infection.
Researchers have developed an inexpensive "gene chip" test based on a single influenza virus gene that could allow scientists to quickly identify flu viruses, including avian influenza H5N1.
Findings suggest that this anti sickling agent may lead to new drug treatments and may one day help those suffering with sickle cell disease.
Scientists pursuing an immune system target for anti atherosclerosis therapies have discovered an unwanted potential side effect: a dangerous blood cancer called chronic myelogenous leukemia.
Strains of tuberculosis (TB) that are resistant to both first line and second line drugs could threaten the success of not only tuberculosis programs, but also HIV treatment programs worldwide.
Study will attempt to improve the molecular and clinical understanding of Von Willebrand disease (VWD), the most common hereditary bleeding disorder.
Immunologists using nanotechnology find out how immune system cells called killer T cells hunt down invading viruses.
CDC Urges Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities to Increase Efforts to Reduce Drug-Resistant Infections
The new guidelines seek to halt the rising rates of drug resistant infections by calling on hospitals and other healthcare facilities to make comprehensive infection control programs a priority.
Antibiotic resistance genes are pieces of DNA that make bacteria resistant to common antibiotics, recognized as an increasingly serious global health problem.
An effort to design new compounds to thwart deadly infections, particularly those involved in the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.
A key aspect of how the body kicks the immune system into action against tuberculosis is revealed in research published today.
New receptor might be a valid target for new shingles and chickenpox treatments.
Malaria is not usually thought of as a major disease in the Middle East, but a study reveals worryingly high levels of severe malaria in children.
Movement disorder of Parkinson's Disease affects more than just motor control.
Prompt surveillance and containment of victims would effectively thwart an epidemic.
National Vaccine Information Center Provides Military Biodefense Vaccine Information opposing to mandatory Anthrax vaccination of U.S. military personnel.
For the most part, mandatory Anthrax vaccinations are limited to military units designated for homeland bioterrorism defense and to U.S. forces assigned to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility and Korea.
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