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October 5, 2015

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October 5, 2015

'Immune Camouflage' May Explain H7N9 Influenza Vaccine Failure

Sep. 24, 2015 — The avian influenza A (H7N9) virus has been a major concern since the first outbreak in China in 2013. Due to its high rate of lethality and pandemic potential, H7N9 vaccine development has become a ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — Researchers have devised a novel type of graphene oxide-based biosensor that could potentially significantly speed up the process of drug development. The outstanding properties of this carbon ... read more

Researchers Find Novel Signature in Brains of Children With Cerebral Malaria

Sep. 22, 2015 — Cells associated with inflammation and blood clotting accumulate in the brain blood vessels of children affected by a potentially fatal form of malaria called cerebral malaria, potentially ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Biological engineers have developed a modular system of proteins that can detect a particular DNA sequence in a cell and then trigger a specific response, such as cell ... read more

Phase 3 Women-Only HIV Study Sheds Light on Safe and Effective Antiretroviral Treatments

Sep. 21, 2015 — Results from the first phase 3 HIV study to enroll only women show improved safety and efficacy of the drug Stribild over multi-pill antiretroviral drug ... read more

Silicone Vaginal Rings Deliver Antiviral Drugs, Protect Women Against HIV

Sep. 21, 2015 — Researchers have succeeded in developing a vaginal silicone ring that delivers molecules that act on both HIV and herpes ... read more

Romidepsin Can Reverse HIV Latency in Patients on Long-Term ART Without Compromising T-Cell Function

Sep. 17, 2015 — HIV latency depends on the activity of proteins from the human host called histone deacetylases, and previous work has shown that HDAC inhibitors can disrupt HIV latency. This study reports results ... read more

'AIDS on Steroids': Comparing the Spread of Ebola, AIDS in Africa

Sep. 17, 2015 — Just weeks after Sierra Leone discharged its last patient, a new study reflects on the lessons learnt from the recent outbreak of Ebola, comparing it with that of AIDS in Africa in the early 1980s. ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — Chemists have created a new process for synthesizing an organic, nitrogen-based compound that inhibits HIV. The process represents a fundamentally different approach to synthesizing alkaloids, which ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — A new natural defense against HIV infection has been discovered by researchers. The team's discovery focuses on ERManI, a protein that prevents the HIV virus from ... read more

Skin Microbiome Influences Common Sexually Transmitted Disease

Sep. 15, 2015 — For years, researchers have known that the human skin is home to a diverse community of microorganisms, collectively known as the skin microbiome. Now a new study has shown that individuals with a ... read more

Researchers Document Self-Reported Use of New, Uncommon Synthetic Drugs by Teens, Young Adults

Sep. 15, 2015 — This is the first study reporting on use of a variety of new drugs in a nationally representative U.S. sample. Researchers are confident that use was severely underreported, as the subjects were not ... read more

Sep. 11, 2015 — Broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) are thought to be the future for treating and preventing HIV infections. A bNAb recently characterized by researchers can neutralize the virus in several ... read more

Sep. 10, 2015 — Simple melodies help nurses remember medicines for treating HIV in pregnant ... read more

Upward Trend in Hepatitis C Infection Rates Among HIV-Positive MSM

Sep. 10, 2015 — A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies characterizing the incidence of the sexual transmission of HCV among HIV-positive MSM has been conducted by researchers. The high reinfection rates ... read more

First Belgian Study to Test Use of Preventive HIV Medication

Sep. 9, 2015 — The first Belgian research project to test the applicability of preventive HIV medication among gay men as an additional tool of the Belgian prevention strategy is underway. The researchers hope that ... read more

Study Proves Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Is Effective at Preventing HIV in High-Risk Gay Men

Sep. 9, 2015 — The Lancet today publishes the results of the PROUD study, which shows giving daily HIV medication to gay men who are HIV negative yet at high risk of becoming HIV positive is highly effective at ... read more

Researchers Reawaken Sleeping HIV in Patient Cells to Eliminate the Virus

Sep. 9, 2015 — An emerging class of drugs called Smac mimetics may lead to a safe and effective treatment to eradicate HIV. The key question asked by researchers was whether they could reactivate the virus in cells ... read more

Researchers Find 'Dormant' Parasite Cysts Are Actually Quite Active

Sep. 8, 2015 — Tissue cysts of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, long thought to be dormant, are actually quite active, new research shows. Toxoplasmosis can be acquired from the droppings of infected cats as well as ... read more

Simplified HIV Test and Treat Program Associated With Better Coverage and Lower Mortality

Sep. 8, 2015 — A 'Test and Treat' protocol for HIV/AIDS diagnosis and treatment, implemented in two Guangxi, China counties in 2012, was associated with increased engagement in HIV/AIDS care and a 62 ... read more

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