Latest Feline immunodeficiency virus Stories

2009-05-28 15:57:58

U.S. scientists say human immunodeficiency virus drug developers should focus on immune cells called macrophages instead of traditionally targeted T cells. In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the University of Florida and five other institutions said they discovered that in diseased cells, such as cancer cells, that are also infected with HIV, nearly all the virus was packed into macrophages, whose job is to eat invading disease agents. The researchers said they also found that...

2009-05-28 11:56:36

 Focusing HIV drug development on immune cells called macrophages instead of traditionally targeted T cells could bring us closer to eradicating the disease, according to new research from University of Florida and five other institutions.In the largest study of its kind, researchers found that in diseased cells "” such as cancer cells "” that are also infected with HIV, almost all the virus was packed into macrophages, whose job is to "eat" invading disease agents.What's...

2009-05-05 11:19:00

The Cerdas are Active Volunteers for the Immune Deficiency Foundation LAS VEGAS and TOWSON, Md., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Devastated by medical bills and a mold-ridden home that threatened their lives, Terri Cerda and her two young daughters, all three of whom are diagnosed with Combined Immune Deficiency Disease (CIDD), will be featured on the May 10 episode of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." CIDD is one of the most severe types of the more than 150 different primary...

2009-02-10 13:30:00

MONTREAL, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As genetically divergent strains of the HIV virus become increasingly prevalent in the United States, the ability of clinicians to effectively monitor progress of anti-viral drug therapies depends on the capacity of viral load assays to accurately quantitate, or measure, these variant HIV strains, according to research reported today at the 16th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). A study by the Global HIV...

2009-01-28 07:00:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- SellingLTC.com, LLC, the leader in providing long-term care insurance sales, marketing, and presentation solutions for insurance sales professionals, today announced the launch of the LTCi Cafe, a free LTCI resource center available to all financial professionals who desire a deeper knowledge of how to better serve consumers when it comes to long-term care insurance. This new free website offers a multi-media experience providing education, sales training,...

2005-10-13 14:43:33

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Four children in two Amish families in Minnesota have been infected with polio after not being vaccinated against the disease, probably for religious reasons, state health officials said on Thursday. Genetic testing shows the polio involved likely originated overseas in an infant who had been vaccinated with a live polio virus, state epidemiologist Dr. Harry Hull said. That kind of vaccine has not been used in the United States for five years. He said a Minnesota...

2005-09-09 18:14:20

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - A University of Florida researcher has discovered an unexpected link between the viruses that cause feline and human AIDS: Cats vaccinated with an experimental strain of the human AIDS virus appear to be at least as well-protected against the feline version of the disease as those immunized with the vaccine currently used by veterinarians. The surprise finding may mean cats with feline immunodeficiency virus, also known as FIV or feline AIDS, could eventually be treated...

2005-08-22 14:14:14

A virus that typically infects insects could help with the development of gene therapy treatment for Hemophilia A, a condition in which even a bump on the knee can cause serious internal bleeding in people. Researchers at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine improved a vector -- a vehicle that delivers gene therapy to cells -- in two ways to create a sustained, partial correction to bleeding problems in mice engineered to have Hemophilia A, which is also...

Latest Feline immunodeficiency virus Reference Libraries

2011-01-11 13:28:24

Feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR), caused by feline herpesvirus 1, is an upper respiratory infection of cats. It can also be referred to as feline influenza or feline coryza. FVR causes one-half of respiratory disease in cats. Feline calicivirus is another of the most common diseases to cause respiratory infection in cats. It is very contagious and can cause major problems including death from pneumonia in young kittens. It is transmitted only through direct contact. It reproduces in the...

2011-01-11 13:17:04

Feline leukemia virus (FeLV), a retrovirus that infects cats, is transmitted between infected cats through saliva and nasal secretions. If the cat's immune system does not take care of the disease then it can be lethal due to it being a cancer of blood cells called lymphocytes. Symptoms can vary from loss of appetite, to poor coat condition, infections of the skin, bladder and respiratory tract, oral disease, seizures, lymphadenopathy, skin lesions, fatigue, fever, weight loss,...

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