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A study published in the journal Science found that activation in pregnant mice of a particular immune response, similar to what may occur with certain viral infections during pregnancy,…

VirScan – a single blood test can now simultaneously test for more than 1,000 different strains of viruses that currently or have previously infected a person. Brigham and Women’s Hospital…


Genetic variations in human body make it more susceptible to diseases. A genetic finding explains why influenza becomes a life-threating disease to some people while it has only mild…


A new study suggests for the first time that cytomegalovirus (CMV), a common viral infection affecting between 60 and 99 percent of adults worldwide, is a cause of high…


A new study from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry has found that a common treatment for wheezing in preschool children is no more effective than…


Children who are born four months before the peak of cold and flu season have a greater risk of developing childhood asthma than children born at any other time…


Topical oestrogen applied to the human penis could stop the spread of HIV, revealed by Australian researchers at the University of Melbourne. Topical oestrogen could help prevent HIV…


Viral infection with high blood pressure during pregnancy may lead to pre-term birth, revealed by researchers at Adelaide’s Women’s & Children’s Hospital and the University of Adelaide. The…


Researchers at McGill University have discovered a way to boost an organism’s natural anti-virus defences, effectively making its cells immune to influenza and other viruses. The research was…


Current drugs attack HIV itself, leaving patients vulnerable to counterattack by the rapidly mutating virus, which often evolves resistance. But the human proteins exploited by HIV represent potential therapeutic…


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