Our onboard computer, the brain, is a sterile environment separated from the immune system by the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which is why it has its own resident immune cells, known … Continue Reading New role for white blood cells in the developing brain.
HIV is a viral infection that is treatable using Antiretroviral Therapy (ART). ART stops HIV from replicating itself and by doing so reduces the amount of virus in the blood … Continue Reading New technique detects cells hiding dormant HIV reservoirs, wakes virus up.
Type 1 diabetes is the autoimmune form of diabetes, in which insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas are destroyed by immune cells, especially those known as T cells. Insulin is … Continue Reading Researchers identify previously unknown class of antigen present in T1 diabetes.
A drug that could halt the progression of multiple sclerosis may soon be developed thanks to a discovery by a team at the CHUM Research Centre and the University of … Continue Reading New treatment blocks progression of mutliple sclerosis in animal model.
New ‘can-opener’ molecule forces HIV virus open to expose vulnerable regions for antibodies to kill.
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is often likened to a hermetically sealed tin can no one has yet been able to break open. Now, researchers at the University of Montreal … Continue Reading New ‘can-opener’ molecule forces HIV virus open to expose vulnerable regions for antibodies to kill.
Doctors treating patients battling both HIV and tuberculosis (TB), many of whom live in Africa, are faced with the decision when to start those patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) while … Continue Reading Newly identified blood biomarkers predict early death, complications in HIV patients with TB.
The rapid evolution of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which has allowed the virus to develop resistance to patients’ natural immunity, is at the same time slowing the virus’s ability … Continue Reading Research suggests ability of HIV to cause AIDS is slowing.