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People with more copies of a gene that helps to fight HIV are less likely to become infected with the virus or to develop AIDS than those of the same geographical ancestry, such as European Americans, ...


Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ( NIAID ), part of the National Institutes of Health ( NIH ), have made the surprising discovery that flaviviruses, which cau ...


A monoclonal antibody that can effectively treat mice infected with West Nile virus has an intriguing secret: contrary to scientists' expectations, it does not block the virus's ability to attach to h ...


A study, published in the Journal of Virology, showed that the body's defenses against the virus are random rather than genetically determined. The researchers followed the cases of male twins who ...


A common virus that causes meningitis and heart inflammation takes a "back door" approach to evade natural barriers, then exploits biological signals to infect human cells. Broadening knowledge of how ...


Researchers have developed a successful strategy for interfering with Ebola virus infection that protected 75 percent of nonhuman primates exposed to the lethal disease. This is the first successful a ...


Researchers at Johns Hopkins and other institutions has found that a once-daily combination of three antiretroviral drugs works better as an initial treatment for HIV infection than another three-drug ...


The human body has a unique immune system response to foreign DNA, suggesting that DNA viruses and RNA viruses are detected by different mechanisms. Yale School of Medicine researchers also found t ...


A study has examined the function of a protein called HBZ, which is made by the human T cell leukemia virus type 1 ( HTLV-1 ), a retrovirus. The findings showed that HBZ enhances the ability of HTLV- ...


Stopping antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected patients from time to time could reduce the side effects and costs of the treatment. Though extremely effective at preventing AIDS, lifelong treatmen ...


A preliminary study suggests there may be hope in the offing for some sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome ( CSF ) with a new therapy being tested by researchers at the Stanford University School of ...


Even with effective anti-HIV therapies, physicians still have not been able to eradicate the virus from infected individuals who are receiving such treatments, largely because of the persistence of HI ...


Researchers have successfully treated the deadly Ebola virus in infected animals following onset of disease symptoms, according to a report published in Science Translational Medicine. The results s ...