Research finds novel airborne germ-killing oral spray effective in fighting colds and flu

Contact: Alicia Reale alicia.reale@uhhospitals.org University Hospitals Case Medical Center University Hospitals Case Medical Center researchers will present Halo findings at ICAAC University Hospitals Case Medical Center clinical researchers will present findings about a one-two punch to prevent colds and flu in San Francisco at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) on Sept.…

Evolution could explain the placebo effect: Human immune system has developed on-off mechanism to save energy

By Anthony Bond PUBLISHED:11:52 EST, 8  September 2012| UPDATED:11:52 EST, 8 September 2012 Scientists have discovered a possible  evolutionary explanation for the placebo effect with new evidence suggesting the  immune system has an on-off switch to save energy. People who suffer from a weak infection often  recover whether they take a medicinal drug or a…

Scientists develop fungus-fighting vaccine

Contact: Nickey Henry henryn@rockefeller.edu 212-327-8366 Journal of Experimental Medicine A group of scientists in Italy have developed a vaccine with the potential to protect against fungal pathogens that commonly infect humans, according to a study by Torosantucci and colleagues in the September 5 issue of The Journal of Experimental Medicine.  Although these fungi pose little…

Vaccine tied to ‘superbug’ ear infection – Old Prevnar 2007 Historical Only

*Requested Repost From 2007 – Info is Historical   A vaccine that has dramatically curbed pneumonia and other serious illnesses in children is also having an unfortunate effect: promoting new superbugs that cause ear infections On Monday, doctors reported discovering the first such germ that is resistant to all drugs approved to treat childhood ear…

Hepatitis A and or B Gives greater chance to recover from Hep C..Plus Morphine increases HCV Replication

Contact: Lixin Zhu wjg@wjgnet.com 86-108-538-1892 World Journal of Gastroenterology Who will recover spontaneously from hepatitis C virus infection More than 3% of world population is infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). The outcome of HCV infections is either self recovery or chronic hepatitis, and many of the chronic infections will develop into liver cirrhosis or…