Tag Archives: Health

T cell exhaustion during persistent viral infections

Why does the immune system fail to clear some virus (and other infections) and allow a state of chronic infection to occur? Continue reading

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Understanding Ebola Virus Transmission

This short review describes different routes of Ebola virus transmission between people. Continue reading

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Enteroviruses as causative agents in type 1 diabetes: loose ends or lost cause?

A recent paper proposes a model which could explain the involvement of CVB as a contributory factor in diabetes. Continue reading

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Malassezia Yeast Infections in Humans and Animals

Humans are covered from head-to-toe with Malassezia. Continue reading

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Human Viruses and Cancer

To date, seven viruses have been consistently linked to different types of human cancer, and infections are estimated to account for up to 20% of all cancer cases worldwide. Continue reading

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Oncolytic viruses as anticancer vaccines

Oncolytic viruses are natural or genetically modified viral species that selectively infect and kill cancer cells. Continue reading

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Garlic for the common cold

Can garlic cure the common cold? Continue reading

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The threat of zoonotic diseases

While zoonotic EIDs are a major concern globally, their impact in less developed countries is disproportionately high. Continue reading

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How to stop the spread of Ebola [video]

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