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59 min ago | CBS News

How doctors know an Ebola patient is no longer contagious

As Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol make their way back into the world after a three week quarantined battle with the Ebola virus, the public may be wondering how exactly their doctors determined the two patients are no longer contagious .

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biology, Science

4 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Research explains how cellular guardians of the intestine develop

New research explains the development of intraepithelial lymphocytes, immune cells in the thin lining of the intestine.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

8 hrs ago | Circulation

Histone Deacetylase 9 Represses Cholesterol Efflux and Alternatively...

From the Departments of Internal Medicine/Rheumatology and Immunology , Pathology/Lipid Sciences , and Biochemistry , Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC; and Departments of Internal Medicine and Physiology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas .

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Biochemistry, Winston-Salem, NC, Salem, NC

12 hrs ago | Circulation

Induction of Lysosomal Biogenesis in Atherosclerotic Macrophages Can...

From the Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine and Department of Pathology and Immunology , Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO; John Cochran VA Medical Center, St Louis, MO ; Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine , Naples, Italy ; and Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, ... (more)

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Related Topix: St. Louis, MO, Biology, Science, Genetics, Italy, World News, Baylor College of Medicine

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Hispanic Business

University of Verona Details Findings in Mononuclear Phagocyte System ...

Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Research findings on Immunology are discussed in a new report.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Journalism

Circulation

From Hairballs to an Understanding of Transendothelial Migration of...

From the Departments of Medicine , Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, and Human Genetics , University of California, Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Genetics, Medicine, UC Los Angeles

Business Journal

UCSF expert on chance of U.S. Ebola outbreak: "I'd take these odds in Vegas"

Dr. Warner Greene is founding director of the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology in San Francisco, and a professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology at UC San Francisco.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Microbiology, UC San Francisco

Brandon Sun

Tekmira's Marburg drug works after symptoms start; bodes well for Ebola drug

An experimental drug for the Marburg virus appears to be able to beat back the often fatal infection even when given several days after exposure, a new study suggests.

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Related Topix: Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, Biology, Science, University of Texas Medical Branch

The Globe and Mail

Tekmira drug saves monkeys with Ebola-like virus

An experimental drug from Vancouver-based Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. helped lab monkeys recover from the most deadly strain of Marburg virus, a close cousin of Ebola, even after symptoms appeared, scientists reported on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, University of Texas Medical Branch

Los Angeles Times

Experimental drug shows promise against Ebola's cousin, Marburg virus

Marburg virus is closely related to Ebola virus . The two viruses, both members of the filovirus family, cause severe hemorrhagic fever in humans and non-human primates.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, University of Texas Medical Branch, Biology, Science

PhysOrg Weblog

Student seeks to improve pneumonia vaccines

Almost a million Americans fall ill with pneumonia each year. Nearly half of these cases require hospitalization, and 5-7 percent are fatal.

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Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Iowa City, IA, Microbiology, Biology, Science

Medical News

New antibodies could pave way for more effective drugs to combat influenza infection

Research toward developing new antibodies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Faculty of Medicine could pave the way for more effective drugs to combat influenza infection.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Health

The Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Immunology 1: Adaptive Immunology

Tissue injury during autoimmune diseases depends on binding of autoantibodies to the effector organs and a subsequent cellular response.

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The Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Immunology 2: Innate Immunity and Microbiology

IL-33 has shown protective effects against infection with some pathogens in various organs such as the gut and peritoneal cavity, however, it has not been reported in the skin.

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Biology, Science, World News, Japan, Genetics, Medicine

Medical News Today

Spaceflight affects immune system

There is nothing like a head cold to make us feel a little dazed. We get things like colds and the flu because of changes in our immune system.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space, Biology, Science

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Circulation

Bioinformatics Multivariate Analysis Determined a Set of...

From the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology and Molecular and Cellular Physiology , Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport; and Department of Computer Science, Louisiana State University Shreveport .

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Related Topix: Biotech, Science / Technology, Bioinformatics, Science, Microbiology, Biology, LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA

The Independent

Ebola outbreak: Blood of survivors could lead to cure, says WHO

In 1995 in DR Congo, seven of eight infected people given the therapy survived during an outbreak with an 80 per cent fatality rate The best chance for an immediate treatment for Ebola patients in the worst outbreak in history may be readily available - in the blood of survivors.

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Related Topix: Democratic Republic of the Congo, World News, Africa, Biology, Science

Infection Control Today

New Vaccine Shows Promise as Stronger Weapon Against Tuberculosis and Leprosy

In many parts of the world, leprosy and tuberculosis live side-by-side. Worldwide there are approximately 233,000 new cases of leprosy per year, with nearly all of them occurring where tuberculosis is endemic.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Bioscience Technology

Reactivated Gene Sets Immune System Back 500M Years

A single factor can reset the immune system of mice to a state likely similar to what it was 500 million years ago, when the first vertebrates emerged.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

R & D

500-million-year reset for the immune system

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg re-activated expression of an ancient gene, which is not normally expressed in the mammalian immune system, and found that the animals developed a fish-like thymus.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

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