KAIMRC Research Highlight

Potential for a MERS antibody therapy

Patients with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome may produce sufficient antibodies to help fight the viral infection in more recentvictims.

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Infectious Diseases Research highlights

KAIMRC Innovations highlights the most exciting research taking place at the different research centers in KAIMRC. The research highlights are informative articles that cover breakthrough research and are accessible to the wider science community and a general audience interested in science. With regular weekly updates, this is the place to keep up with the best clinical and medical research happening at KAIMRC and around the world.

KAIMRC Research Highlight
Mixed messages on wider effects of vaccines

February 26, 2017

Vaccines against tuberculosis, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and measles may have effects on other aspects of health.

KAIMRC Research Highlight
Preventing flu in kidney transplant patients

December 16, 2016

A flu shot may also benefit transplant patients under age 65.

International Research Highlight
Hepatitis B: Predict, treat, avoid

December 16, 2016

A biomarker has been found that can help predict the reactivation of the hepatitis B virus in immunosuppressed patients.

International Research Highlight
‘Young blood’ a defence against infection

December 2, 2016

Signatures of a more potent and durable immune response may explain why children fend off chronic hepatitis C infection better than adults.

International Research Highlight
How hepatitis C takes control

November 2, 2016

The hepatitis virus commandeers key cellular machinery to keep itself safe.

KAIMRC Research Highlight
Peptide promise for diagnostics

August 17, 2016

Rapid diagnosis of HIV may soon be possible thanks to a novel peptide-based diagnostic tool.

International Research Highlight
First MERS autopsy yields ‘critical insights’

August 14, 2016

The world’s first autopsy of a patient with Middle East respiratory syndrome shows that the lungs are the infection’s main target.

International Research Highlight
Hepatitis B poses lifetime cancer risk

August 14, 2016

Clearance of active hepatitis B virus from the blood does not reduce the risk of liver cancer.

KAIMRC Research Highlight
Gene tweak induces stronger immunity

August 14, 2016

Changing the switch that turns on vaccine protein production elicits a stronger immune response against malaria and influenza in mice.

International Research Highlight
Promising protein target

August 11, 2016

A structural analysis of proteins in the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus reveals a promising new target for treatments.

International Research Highlight
How hepatitis C takes control

August 11, 2016

The hepatitis virus commandeers key cellular machinery to keep itself safe.

KAIMRC Research Highlight
Eliminating risk factors of heart attack

July 8, 2016

Sex has no effect on increasing the risk of a major heart attack for patients with extensive coronary artery disease.

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