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A Borrowed Tool from HIV To Block Rheumatic Heart Disease

A study includes that Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, along with investigators and clinicians based in Uganda, borrowed an HIV/AIDS innovation to seek inroads against rheumatic heart disease in sub-Saharan Africa. They have been advanced in Africa over the past 15 years to improve care for millions suffering from the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcome.

A New Insight into the Hepatitis Associated Liver Inflammation

Scientists from TWINCORE have published new insights on the processes involved in liver inflammation in the Journal of Hepatology. Type I interferons, limit viral replication and thereby help the immune cells to control the viral pathogen. On the other hand, type I interferons delay the regeneration of immune cells, which are important to adjust and maintain the immune balance within the liver during acute inflammation.