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September 26, 2020

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Cerebral Organoid Model Provides Clues About How to Prevent Virus-Induced Brain Cell Death

Scientists have determined that La Crosse virus (LACV), which can cause inflammation of the brain in children, affects brain cells differently depending on their developmental stage. A new study ...

Antibody Testing Reveals Dogs Can Suffer from Same Autoimmune Encephalitis as Humans

Researchers have found that dogs can suffer from the same type of autoimmune encephalitis that people do. The finding could lead to better screening methods for diagnosis and possibly more effective ...

Encephalitis Identified as Rare Toxicity of Immunotherapy Treatment

Researchers chronicling rare but serious toxicities that may occur with immune checkpoint inhibitors, the most widely prescribed class of ...

Superfast Gene Sequencing Helps Diagnose Critically Ill Patients

In an analysis of the real-world impact of a pioneering test called metagenomic next-generation sequencing (mNGS), developed by scientists to diagnose patients with mysterious inflammatory ...

Humanization of Antibodies Targeting Human Herpesvirus 6B

A research group have succeeded in humanization of mouse antibodies that can neutralize the infection caused by human herpesvirus 6B. The team created ''humanized'' antibodies ...

A Specific Gene Could Play a Major Role in Reducing Brain Swelling After Stroke

Inflammation gone awry in the brain due to stroke, head injury or infection causes damage; in a lab model of stroke, a particular gene tamped down ...

Madariaga Virus Spreads to Haiti

Madariaga virus (MADV), or South American eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV), has -- until now -- been found primarily in animals of South and Central America, with the first human outbreak ...

Discovery Could Neutralize West Nile Virus

Researchers have isolated a human monoclonal antibody that can 'neutralize' the West Nile virus and potentially prevent a leading cause of viral encephalitis (brain inflammation) in the ...

When Neurons Turn Against Themselves

Rasmussen's encephalitis is a rare autoimmune disease that primarily affects children and can lead to seizures. As the disease is resistant to drug treatments, it frequently requires surgical ...

Japanese Encephalitis Is Transmitted to Pigs as Rapidly in Cambodian Peri-Urban Areas as Rural Areas

Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus, which causes acute encephalitis in Eastern and Southern Asia, is traditionally considered a rural disease. Now, researchers have shown that pigs in a peri-urban and ...

The Case for Greater Focus on Mosquitoes, Ticks in Epidemiology

The textbook approach to managing disease outbreaks focuses on three factors -- pathogen, host, and environment -- but it leaves out one critical component in the case of afflictions such as Zika, ...

Zika in High Resolution

The highest-resolution image yet of the Zika virus, or any enveloped virus thus far. The scientists used the latest electron microscopy techniques to see the atomic details of the Zika virus ...

Rare Brain Disease in Children: Major Breakthroughs in Rasmussen's Encephalitis

Researchers are banding together to conquer a rare orphan pediatric disease. They have recently proven what scientists had already suspected: the disease is autoimmune, which means that it attacks ...

Mutation Explains Why Some People Are More Vulnerable to Viral Brain Infection

Scientists identified mutations in a single gene that impair immunity to viruses in a region of the brain called the brain ...

When the Body Attacks the Brain: Immune System Often to Blame for Encephalitis, Study Finds

Encephalitis caused by the immune system attacking the brain is similar in frequency to encephalitis from ...

Memory Loss from West Nile Virus May Be Preventable

More than 10,000 people in the United States are living with memory loss and other persistent neurological problems that occur after West Nile virus infects the brain. Now, a new study in mice ...

Treatable Condition Could Be Mistaken for Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder

Researchers believe that a significant number of people diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have a treatable immune system condition. A new research study could have a ...

Unique Pattern of Brain Inflammation May Explain Neurocognitive Impairment in HIV Patients on Antiretroviral Drugs

Almost half of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART)-treated HIV patients experience some degree of neurocognitive impairment (neuroHIV). To search for underlying pathology, scientists analyzed ...

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