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February 11, 2017
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Study reveals workings of immune response to deadly fungal infections

Now that scientists understand what triggers key steps in the immune response to menacing fungi such as Candida albicans, they hope to develop ways to make it work better. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Every year, fungal infections threaten thousands … Continue reading

December 11, 2015
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Brain Parasite Not Your Typical Invader

UA researcher Anita Koshy has received two grants to study how Toxoplasma infection affects the brain’s immune response, and also how it manipulates the neurons with which the parasite interacts. For most people, the idea that their brain may be … Continue reading

October 15, 2014
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Making Old Lungs Look New Again

Animal research suggests ibuprofen can reduce lung inflammation in elderly COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research shows that the lungs become more inflammatory with age and that ibuprofen can lower that inflammation. In fact, immune cells from old mouse lungs fought … Continue reading

January 26, 2014
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Gene therapy leads to robust improvements in animal model of fatal muscle disease

Preclinical studies show that gene therapy can improve muscle strength in small- and large-animal models of a fatal congenital childhood disease know as X-linked myotubular myopathy. The findings, appearing  as the cover story in the January 22, 2014 issue of … Continue reading

January 14, 2014
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Nature Medicine

Engineering professor co-authors Nature Medicine paper on HIV Ryan Zurakowski, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Delaware, is co-author of a paper appearing in Nature Medicine on Jan. 12 highlighting the role of T-cells in … Continue reading

September 11, 2013
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Effects of Climate Change on West Nile Virus

A study projects how climate change may affect virus-carrying mosquitoes across the southern U.S. Changes are expected to vary with region, and the southern states should see a trend toward longer seasons of mosquito activity and smaller midsummer mosquito populations … Continue reading

June 7, 2013
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Tactics of new Middle East virus suggest treating by altering lung cells’ response to infection

A new virus that causes severe breathing distress and kidney failure elicits a distinctive airway cell response to allow it to multiply.  Scientists studying the Human Coronavirus-Erasmus Medical Center, which first appeared April 2012 in the Middle East, have discovered … Continue reading

February 13, 2013
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Zinc Helps against Infection by Tapping Brakes in Immune Response

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research suggests that zinc helps control infections by gently tapping the brakes on the immune response in a way that prevents out-of-control inflammation that can be damaging and even deadly. Scientists determined in human cell culture … Continue reading