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2010-08-13 14:25:45

The immune system may help open the door to recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) by overdoing its response to an initial infection.

2010-08-13 14:20:11

The immune system may open the door to recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) by overdoing its response to an initial infection.

2010-07-30 13:44:51

Over millions of years, retroviruses, which insert their genetic material into the host genome as part of their replication, have left behind bits of their genetic material in vertebrate genomes.

2010-07-09 13:40:55

Researchers have discovered a monoclonal antibody that is effective against "Avian" H5N1, seasonal H1N1 and the 2009 "Swine" H1N1 influenza.

2010-07-02 20:19:58

Viral hepatitis affects more than 500 million people worldwide and is a cause of liver failure and liver cancer.

2010-07-02 20:15:44

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have identified two molecules that when activated by drugs, can inhibit a number of specific aspects of HIV transmission.

2010-06-15 16:06:43

Canadian researchers have discovered a new way the body combats respiratory viral infections.

2010-05-28 12:56:47

Every autumn, as predictably as falling leaves, flu season descends upon us.

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2010-04-16 12:38:03

An increase in the release of monocytes from bone marrow into the bloodstream predicts how rapidly AIDS develops in monkeys and the magnitude of monocyte turnover correlates with the severity of brain disease in AIDS.

2010-04-09 08:13:42

Avian influenza (H5N1) outbreaks in Europe during the winter of 2005-2006 occurred at the edge of cold weather fronts, according to researchers from Princeton University and the Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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