Archive for the 'Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses'

Common virus’ link to breast cancer investigated

The most common virus to infect humans - EBV - plays a role in breast cancer. New research may have uncovered the mechanisms behind this relationship.

Fungal disease attacked by breast cancer drug

Tamoxifen, a drug currently used to treat breast cancer, also kills a fungus that causes a deadly brain infection in immunocompromised patients. The findings, which could lead to new treatments for a disease that kills more HIV/AIDS patients than tuberculosis, appear in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM.

Discovery Whilst Studying Why Measles Spreads So Quickly Has Implications For Ovarian, Breast And Lung Cancers

Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered why measles, perhaps the most contagious viral disease in the world, spreads so quickly. The virus emerges in the trachea of its host, provoking a cough that fills the air with particles ready to infect the next host. The findings may also help in the fight against ovarian, breast and lung cancers...