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Researches Find Protein That May Stop The Spread of HIV


Researches from the New York University Langone Medical Center have found a protein that stops the spread of HIV. This could slow the progression of the AIDS virus. The research focused on a protein called SAMHD1. Recent studies have found that immune cells, called … Continue reading

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A Novel Compound Found To Stop Viruses From Replicating


Scientists from the Boston University School of Medicine just identified a new compound that inhibitis viruses from replicating themselves.  This finding was published in the Journal of Virology The experiments were done in a lab in Maryland with Monkeypox. Poxviruses, such as smallpox, … Continue reading

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Will You Go See Contagion?


Contagion opens this weekend in theaters across the country. Will you go see this thriller movie about a virus? This new move is about a new virus spread by inhalation kills its victims within hours and spawns a worldwide pandemic. Public health workers try … Continue reading

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Cases of Severe West Nile Virus Increased


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com West Nile Virus According to the CDC severe cases of West Nile Virus rose last year.  Of the 1021 cases in 2010 – 629 were of the severe form of this disease. The severe symptoms can include … Continue reading

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Is there a link between Alzheimer’s disease and a virus?


By Ken Buben, President, Fancy Scrubs.com The news broke about Alzheimer’s Disease and a possible link to a virus – the common virus, herpes simplex 1 (HSV-1).  Alzheimer’s disease is believed to cause loss of memory due to many reasons; … Continue reading

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Superbug and Antibiotics


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Could overuse of antibiotics be causing the spread of the superbug in Southern California?  Dr. Kavita Trivedi, medical epidemiologist with the California Department of Public Health’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Initiative thinks possibly so. Too many … Continue reading

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Is your city one of the sickest with the flu?


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Has your city been affected by the flu? Flu season is not over yet as it tends to end in May and it starts in October.  Weather does not play a role in the flu … Continue reading

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