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Probable Cause Of Childhood Leukaemia Found

After more than a century of controversy about the origins of childhood leukaemia, new analysis has revealed the likely cause. Professor Mel Greaves from The Institute of Cancer Research, London, assessed the most comprehensive body of evidence ever collected on acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) – the most common type of childhood cancer. He compiled more […]

Epstein-Barr Virus Linked With Increased Risk Of Multiple Sclerosis

Hispanic and black people who have had mononucleosis, commonly known as mono, which is caused by Epstein-Barr virus, may have an increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study. Although being infected at a young age with Epstein-Barr virus generally causes few, if any, symptoms, delayed exposure into adolescence or adulthood can […]

Genetic Variants Play Key Role In Human Immune System

The fact that people respond differently to infections can partially be explained by genetics, a new study by an international team of researchers shows. The findings offer novel insights into the genetic contribution to varying immune responses among individuals and its consequences on immune-mediated diseases. Researchers from Germany and the United States mapped genetic variants […]

What Are Cerebral Cavernous Malformations?

Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) are vascular lesions comprised of clusters of tightly packed, abnormally thin-walled small blood vessels (capillaries) that displace normal neurological tissue in the brain or spinal cord. The vessels are filled with slow-moving or stagnant blood that is usually clotted or in a state of decomposition. Cavernous malformations can occur in the […]