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Threat of Avian Influenza Pandemic Grows (December 11, 2005)
An editorial in the recent issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings paints a picture of a world population very susceptible to an avian flu pandemic, but also offers suggestions to physicians that could help answer questions presented by patients who may be feeling anxious about the "bird flu."

Protein Guides HIV Integration into Human Genome (December 11, 2005)
A Mayo Clinic research collaboration has discovered that a human protein - LEDGF - plays a guiding role in where HIV inserts itself in the human genome. The findings appear in the current edition of Nature Medicine (Opens in a new window). Collaborating scientists are from the University of Pennsylvania and the Salk Institute.

  • HIV's Chromosome Target (December 8, 2005)
  • Hospitalization Rates For Infectious Diseases Increase (December 7, 2005)
  • Modernizing Control of Communicable Diseases (December 6, 2005)
  • Placental Trasmission Of AIDS (December 6, 2005)
  • Against Infection And Chronic Disease (December 5, 2005)
  • Vaccine Design And Autoimmune Diseases (December 2, 2005)
  • Risk of Infection with Swine Influenza Virus (December 2, 2005)
  • Scientists directly view immune cells (December 2, 2005)
  • Bacteria To Pose For Photographs  (December 2, 2005)
  • Biofilms Could Help Fight Tuberculosis (December 2, 2005)


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    Did you know?
    Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston have found a genetic marker that may identify individuals at greater risk for life-threatening infection from the West Nile virus. Results of the study are reported in the Nov. 15 print edition of Journal of Infectious Diseases.

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