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After 40 Years, HIV Presents Research Problems New and Old

https://discoverysedge.mayo.edu/2021/07/23/after-40-years-hiv-presents-research-problems-new-and-old/
research, the scientific map of that disease has changed enormously. Once it was ... Stacey Rizza, M.D., a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases physician. In a Q&A interview ... epidemic, not at the start, but on the disease as it began to spread widely in humans ... cases retroactively linked to HIV infection show that the virus's ancestry in ... But the start of widespread HIV infection in the U.S. generally dates to a

First Efficacy Study of Investigational Antiviral Therapy for COVID-19 Infection in Patients with IBD

https://discoverysedge.mayo.edu/2022/11/07/first-efficacy-study-of-investigational-antiviral-therapy-for-covid-19-infection-in-patients-with-ibd/
Investigational Antiviral Therapy for COVID-19 Infection in Patients with IBD ... with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who become infected with COVID-19, compared ... including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Symptoms for both conditions can ... patients with IBD who had a COVID-19 infection, 538 received Paxlovid. None of them ... developing complications with a COVID-19 infection, as it may reduce the risk of hospitalization

The Importance of Antibody Testing in Addressing COVID-19

https://discoverysedge.mayo.edu/2020/04/03/the-importance-of-antibody-testing-in-addressing-covid-19/
important role of testing for the disease. The ability to know who has the virus ... then able to detect those who are infected. Researchers also are interested ... fighting off a disease. Antibodies can be particular for one kind of disease or sometimes ... sometimes a disease-type, and can provide a window into a patient's infection history ... would be at lower risk for getting re-infected, compared to health care workers who

Vaccine Efforts Move Forward at Mayo Clinic

https://discoverysedge.mayo.edu/2021/03/04/vaccine-efforts-move-forward-at-mayo-clinic/
Humanity has taken on infectious agents, such as the virus that causes ... years, and it's just one of the many diseases out there. But hey, researchers are ... developing new vaccines against infectious diseases and for cancer. Yes, cancer ... for propionic acidemia and kidney diseases and oncolytic virotherapies for cancer ... are generally associated with infectious diseases, the definition is broader.

Research After COVID-19? Hold That Thought Says Infectious Diseases Expert

https://discoverysedge.mayo.edu/2020/03/24/research-after-covid-19-hold-that-thought-says-infectious-diseases-expert/
COVID-19? Hold That Thought Says Infectious Diseases Expert ... governments to see vaccine and infectious diseases research as critical to their ... Or what if a drug that treats one disease is repurposed and we start giving ... means what was once improbable in terms of disease transmission is now entirely possible ... someone in the United States being infected by contact with a person who breathed

Foreseeing the Future of Vaccines

https://discoverysedge.mayo.edu/2015/12/14/future-of-vaccines/
means to stop the spread of infectious diseases. Today the same concepts are ... are being called upon for new disease threats including Ebola and Middle East ... and the continued reemergence of diseases such as influenza strains that have ... vaccine development mechanisms for diseases that have been neglected due to economic ... developing and licensing vaccines against diseases that have the potential to be the

COVID-19: The Tale of 1 Virus and 2 Testing Methods

https://discoverysedge.mayo.edu/2020/03/31/covid-19-the-tale-of-1-virus-and-2-testing-methods/
When a new virus emerges that infects and sickens humans, the wheels of ... develop tests to identify those who are infected or have been exposed to the virus ... cells to make more virus and cause disease. The virus that causes COVID-19 ... cell. Sometimes people may be infected by a virus and never know it because ... active infection with symptoms that vary depending on the infecting virus. These

COVID-19 Vaccines Use Different Attack Modes

https://discoverysedge.mayo.edu/2021/02/01/covid-19-vaccines-use-different-attack-modes/
viral infection starts and how these vaccines work. How Viral Infection Starts Viral ... Starts Viral infection starts when a virus particle, called a viron, enters ... churning out viral proteins. Inside the infected cell, new proteins assemble into new ... investigated in animal models of other infectious diseases and cancer. Sars-CoV-2 viral ... form, they cause mild to severe infections and invade parts of the body with