Understanding shock and kill: a potential HIV cure

July 18, 2017 0

Abstract¬† The proviral latency of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) remains a principal obstacle to curing the infection and halting disease pathogenesis. In fact, HIV infection remains incurable due to a long-lived latent reservoir of HIV […]

Regulatory T-cells in allergic asthma

July 18, 2017 0

Abstract¬† T regulatory cells (Tregs) are a subset of T cell leukocytes that play a key role in modulating the immune system, maintaining tolerance to self-antigens and suppressing excessive immune responses that go on to […]

Pathoprofile: FKBP5 genetics & the stress response

July 18, 2017 0

Stress, generally defined as mental or emotional strain, primarily involves the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. In this process, hypothalmic neurons release corticotropin-releasing hormone, which indirectly leads to the secretin of glucocorticoids, such as cortisol, into the […]

Insufficient funds: Poverty’s effect on health

July 18, 2017 0

The McMaster Health Forum strives to be a leading hub for improving health outcomes at the regional and provincial levels in Canada. Through problem-solving and discussion, the Forum harness information, convene stakeholders, and prepare action-oriented […]

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