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  • Genomic approaches give answers to undiagnosed primary immunodeficiency diseases

    An international team of physician-researchers set out to change the approach by which they genetically diagnose primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDDs). The researchers’ strategy successfully identified disease-causing gene variants in 40 percent of previously undiagnosed patients with PIDDs and more

  • Severity of enzyme deficiency central to favism

    The congenital disease favism causes sickness and even jaundice in patients after they consume beans. The culprit is a particular enzyme deficiency, which destroys the red blood cells. Scientists from the University Children’s Hospital Zurich have now discovered that, in the event of a severe or com more

  • Forms of HIV can cross from chimps to humans

    No one knows exactly how it happened. It may have entered through a cut or bite wound, the blood of a chimpanzee seeping into an exposed fingertip or forearm or foot. But in the early 1900s, probably near a West African rainforest, it's thought that a hunter or vendor of bush meat - wild game that c more

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Immunodeficiency In medicine , immunodeficiency (or immune deficiency) is a state in which the immune system 's ability to fight infectious disease is compromised or entirely absent. Most cases of immunodeficiency are acquired ("secondary") b ... more


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