Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States. firstname.lastname@example.org
Infection of Kaposisarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) or human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) is estimated to account for 34,000 new cancer cases globally. Unlike other herpesviruses, KSHV is not ubiquitous but is highly prevalent in some areas, such as sub-Saharan Africa where Kaposisarcoma is the leading cancer among adults. While latent infection of KSHV plays a major and direct role in tumorigenesis, viral lytic replication also makes significant contributions to this process. Efforts to develop a KSHV vaccine are limited, but studies with EBV have provided important lessons. Informative vaccine research has been conducted in the mouse infection model of a closely related rodent virus, murine gammaherpesvirus-68 (MHV-68 or γHV-68). This mouse model has generated fundamental principles for an effective vaccination strategy. KSHV vaccines designed to prevent a naïve host from infection and to boost the immune control of KSHV in persistently infected people will have major impact on individuals who are at a high risk of developing KSHV-associated diseases.
Am old enough to understand the difference between the Bay of Pigs - and roasting a pig at a epicurian feast. Been thru the hippy, yippie and yuppie years - always remaining who I am.
Very much believe in "Sing your own song - weave your own tapestry"
Am young enough to still know the thrill of new discoveries, the beauty of the evening, to celebrate the joy of another tommorow.
Survived these many decades with a severe medical problems. Sorting out the maze of now having two lymphomas and all their nasty little companions, but I continue.
Besides, being a simple iconoclastic eclectic, have been called many things. An incurable romanticist - with a strong touch of reality. Thinker, intellectual (God, how I hate that term) - been told I am a lion with the heart of the poet.
Know how to wage war and conquer my foes - but would rather be known as one who brings hope and life. To bring hope into anothers life is the ultimate of joys.
Life should be about bringing hope, peace, vision... a sense of purpose beyond yourself.