Category: Immunology

Simple, Important Questions & Answers about Autoimmune Diseases (III)

“Sexual relationships can also be affected. For men, diseases that affect blood vessels can lead to problems with erection. In women, damage to glands that produce moisture can lead to vaginal dryness. This makes intercourse painful. In both men and women, pain, weakness, or stiff joints may make it hard for them to move the way they once did. “

The Threat of Infection from Potential Agents of Bioterrorism

With Liberia recently declared free of Ebola virus infection, and the trailing of the catastrophe with allegations of failed experimentation of bioterrorism agents, this article, written when the world is just taking note of bioterrorism agents, takes a cursory look at past events in order for us to prepare for the unknown and delicate future filled with infectious agents with bioterrorism potentials.

The potential therapeutic application of RIG 1-like receptors against viruses (Part 2 – Viruses Recognition and Models of Mechanisms)

By Tayo Fasuan
In this Part 2 of the series of article about the potential therapeutic applications of Retinoic acid-inducible gene-I (RIG-I) like receptors, the writer provides the means of viruses recognition by the receptors and the models of mechanisms involved.

Zinc treatment for serious infections in young infants

Zinc deficiency increases risk of infection and growth failure, and is a widespread problem for young children in countries of low and middle income. Routine zinc supplementation decreases occurrence, severity, and mortality of diarrhoea and pneumonia in children younger than 5 years living in areas where zinc deficiency is common.