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February 9, 2016

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February 9, 2016

New Analysis Method May Reduce Need for Invasive Biopsies

Feb. 5, 2016 — Scientists have identified a quantitative method to measure changes in biomarkers, which may reduce or eliminate the need for invasive ... read more

New Insights Into the Function of the Main Class of Drug Targets

Feb. 3, 2016 — About thirty percent of all medical drugs such as beta-blockers or antidepressants interact with certain types of cell surface proteins called G protein coupled receptors. Researchers has now ... read more

Sstudy Identifies Mechanism for Drug Target to Help Block HIV's Ability to Spread

Feb. 2, 2016 — A new study identifies how RNA-based drug 5-aza-C blocks HIV's ability to spread by converting to DNA before infiltrating the virus. Because RNA drugs are more cost-effective, the findings could ... read more

Effects on HIV and Ebola

Feb. 2, 2016 — Extracts of the medicinal plant Cistus incanus (Ci) prevent human immunodeficiency viruses from infecting cells, new research shows. Active antiviral ingredients in the extracts inhibit docking of ... read more

Cell Culture Experiments Reveal Potent Antiviral Activity of Cistus Incanus Extracts Against HIV and Ebola

Feb. 2, 2016 — Scientists have discovered that extracts of the medicinal plant Cistus incanus (Ci) prevent human immunodeficiency viruses from infecting cells. Active antiviral ingredients in the extracts inhibit ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — An online 'pop quiz' researchers developed in 2009 shows promising accuracy in predicting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in young women, although not, apparently, in young ... read more

Can We Improve Acceptance of HIV Testing?

Jan. 20, 2016 — How you ask questions is a critical part of the process and crucial to providing patient centered care. Likewise, how you offer patients an HIV test has a significant impact on the likelihood of them ... read more

Scientists Uncover How Part of a Protein Helps Primates Fight HIV

Jan. 14, 2016 — Scientists have uncovered part of a protein found in humans and other primates that can help us fight off HIV. In a new study, researchers discover how this structure can stop HIV from working and ... read more

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as Safe as Aspirin

Jan. 14, 2016 — The researchers reviewed major studies of both PrEP for HIV prevention and aspirin for heart attack prevention. They found that both had similar low rates of serious side effects. Aspirin users ... read more

Preventing HIV Infection With Prophylactic Drugs Important to Reversing HIV Epidemic Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in the UK

Jan. 13, 2016 — The use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) taken as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) could lead to a marked decline in HIV incidence -- the annual rate of infection -- among men who have sex with men ... read more

Quick Screening Method Identifies Promising Anti-Ebola Drugs

Jan. 11, 2016 — A quick screening method has been used for the first time in a standard open laboratory to identify and test promising anti-Ebola drugs. This approach increases the possibility of finding new ... read more

Legal Barriers to Adolescent Participation in HIV, STI Research Need to Be Removed

Jan. 11, 2016 — Parental permission for adolescent participation in research on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is not required ethically and may undermine public health ... read more

Jan. 8, 2016 — Among HIV-positive patients with Hodgkin lymphoma, a new study finds that blacks are significantly less likely than whites to receive treatment for the cancer, even though chemotherapy saves ... read more

HIV/AIDS Management: Trial Shows Importance of Cotrimoxazole Prophylaxis in Malaria-Endemic Regions

Jan. 5, 2016 — Cotrimoxazole (CTX) discontinuation is inferior to CTX continuation among ART-treated, immune-reconstituted HIV-infected adults living in a malaria-endemic region, according to results of a recent ... read more

Inside the Hepatitis C Virus Is a Promising Antiviral

Jan. 5, 2016 — A peptide derived from the hepatitis C virus (HCV) kills a broad range of viruses while leaving host cells unharmed by discriminating between the molecular make-up of their membranes, reveals a ... read more

Guarding Against Immune Responses Limiting Efficacy of Antibody-Based Approaches to HIV

Dec. 23, 2015 — Immunogeneticists specializing in immunoglobulin GM genes monitored for immune responses that could limit the effectiveness of the broadly neutralizing antibody VRC01 in HIV-infected individuals in a ... read more

In China, Training Doctors Reduced STI Risk

Dec. 23, 2015 — Results of a randomized, controlled clinical trial in two Chinese provinces show that providing sexually transmitted infection training and education for physicians resulted in significantly reduced ... read more

Dec. 22, 2015 — As the 25-year period for the UN Millennium Development Goals concludes on Dec. 31, 2015, to be replaced by the Sustainable Development Goals, a deeper analysis of factors outside defined goals is ... read more

Dec. 22, 2015 — Using innovative technology, scientists have filmed in vivo the process by which an AIDS vaccine candidate triggers the immune response. This previously unseen footage clearly shows how the vaccine ... read more

Targeted Alpha Therapy's Potential to Eliminate HIV-Infected Cells

Dec. 21, 2015 — Targeted alpha therapy has the potential to selectively eliminate HIV infected cells from the central nervous system, according to a recent study. The study shows that a specific human antibody ... read more

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