How an HIV antibody is made
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
When a pathogen or foreign agent enters the human body, the immune system responds in both a broad and specific manner. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the pathogen that causes AIDS, is no exception. The specific immune response involves the processing of the pathogen and...
By: Tami Port MS
Folliculitis is an inflammation of the hair follicles; a condition that can result from many different causes. The bumps, commonly called “hot tub itch”, occur shortly after spending time in a not-so-sanitary pool or hot tub, and are caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
Approaches to solving the problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics
By: Bob Lloyd
Our traditional antibiotics are becoming less effective at fighting bacterial infections because they are evolving and becoming resistant.Bacteria multiply at very high rates which means that any mutations that occur, can be replicated in a very short space of time. If one mutation means...
Could the AIDS Virus be Viewed as a Natural way to Stabilize Population Growth
By: Barry Girolamo
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Genetic Scientists who have researched this terrible disease have concluded that HIV originated in west-central Africa during the late nineteenth century. The first diagnosed case of AIDS occurred in 1959. Anyone who...
The link between XMRV and prostate cancer
By: D. Vogt
XMRV, or xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus, is a recently discovered virus known to infect a small percentage of the population. Although it is not associated with any particular illness, several studies have suggested that there may be a link between XMRV and chronic fatigue...
The controversial link between XMRV and chronic fatigue syndrome
By: D. Vogt
XMRV, or xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus, is a newly discovered gammaretrovirus which some medical researchers believe might be behind certain cases of prostate cancer as well as chronic fatigue syndrome. Since the possible link between XMRV and chronic fatigue syndrome was first identified in...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Common cold is something we all have had our own share of experience and would continue to disrupt our seamless activities from time to time throughout our life. It is not a condition which affects certain regions of the world but prevails in every corner...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Fungi are organisms which can cause many varieties of infections in humans and in most instances, the infections would affect the feeble and the immune-compromised. But, it can infect even the perfectly healthy individuals when the environmental or the body physiologies become ideal for their...
By: John Louie Ramos
Parasitic diseases are infections which are caused and transmitted by parasites. Parasites often target vital organs and systems, altering the normal functions of the body. Thus, parasites play the role of a transmitter of some of medical science's most lethal and deadliest diseases. Hence, this...
The effect of HAART resistance on the treatment of HIV
By: D. Vogt
The introduction of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART), which meant prescribing multiple anti-HIV drugs at once rather than in sequence, was initially groundbreaking. Unfortunately, even with HAART, HIV-positive persons can and do still experience resistance to drugs eventually, and there is also a risk that...

 

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