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April 27, 2015

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April 27, 2015

Alcohol Use Disorders Stronger Predictor of Mortality Than Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Apr. 25, 2015 — Scientists show that alcohol use disorders (AUD) have a serious, negative prognostic outcome with higher mortality risks in the general population and patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection ... read more

Daclatasvir-Sofosbuvir Combination Highly Effective and Well Tolerated in Patients With Hepatitis C

Apr. 23, 2015 — Phase III results show that once-daily treatment with daclatasvir plus sofosbuvir resulted in an overall 97 percent sustained virologic response at 12 weeks post-treatment in patients with hepatitis ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — A post-exposure treatment that is effective against a specific strain of the Ebola virus that killed thousands of people in West Africa has been developed by researchers. The treatment uses a ... read more

A Bad Buzz: Men With HIV Need Fewer Drinks to Feel Effects

Apr. 20, 2015 — Researchers compared the number of drinks that men with HIV infection, versus those without it, needed to get a buzz. They found that HIV-infected men were more sensitive to the effects of alcohol ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — A potential cure for hepatitis B virus infections has been found with a promising new treatment proving 100 per cent successful in eliminating the infection in preclinical models. Australian patients ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Poor quality medicines are an urgent threat that could undermine decades of successful efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB, according to experts. Scientists report up to 41 percent of ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a way to easily and effectively fasten proteins to nanoparticles -- essentially an arranged marriage -- by simply mixing them together. The biotechnology is in its ... read more

Could Maple Syrup Help Cut Use of Antibiotics?

Apr. 16, 2015 — A concentrated extract of maple syrup makes disease-causing bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics, according to laboratory experiments. The findings suggest that combining maple syrup extract with ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — A newly developed spectroscopy method is helping to clarify the poorly understood molecular process by which an anti-HIV drug induces lethal mutations in the virus's genetic material. The ... read more

Six Questions About HIV/AIDS That Deserve More Attention

Apr. 14, 2015 — As HIV investigators work to control and eradicate the virus worldwide, certain myths or misconceptions about the disease have been embraced, whereas other concepts with merit have been left ... read more

Detecting Cryptosporidium in China

Apr. 14, 2015 — For a healthy individual, an infection of Cryptosporidium parvum may mean nothing more than a few days of bad diarrhea. For someone with a compromised immune system, it can mean death, following an ... read more

Unearthing New Antivirals

Apr. 14, 2015 — A team of biologists has developed a platform for identifying drugs that could prove to be effective against a variety of viral diseases. Over the past several years, the researchers have been ... read more

Ebola Analysis Finds Virus Hasn't Become Deadlier, Yet

Apr. 13, 2015 — Research using cutting edge computer analysis reveals that despite mutating, Ebola hasn't evolved to become deadlier since the first outbreak 40 years ago. The surprising results demonstrate ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — The human immune system can handle large bursts of HIV activity and so it should be possible to cure HIV with a 'kick and kill' strategy, finds new ... read more

Adjustments on the Treatment of Cancer Patients With Pneumonia

Apr. 13, 2015 — Pneumonia is the most frequent type of infection in cancer patients and it is associated with high mortality rates. Researchers have analyzed the factors associated with severe pneumonia in ... read more

Can Humans Get Norovirus from Their Dogs?

Apr. 10, 2015 — Human norovirus may infect our canine companions, according to research. That raises the possibility of dog-to-human transmission, says a veterinarian and first author of a new ... read more

New Guidance on Contact Precautions for Hospital Visitors

Apr. 10, 2015 — Leading infectious diseases experts have released new guidance for healthcare facilities looking to establish precautions for visitors of patients with infectious diseases. The guidance looks to ... read more

Specific Cells in Female Reproductive Tract Display Susceptibility to HIV Infection

Apr. 9, 2015 — Some portions of the female reproductive tract are more likely to be infected by HIV, particularly the ectocervix compared to the endometrium, researchers have discovered. "We now want to ... read more

Children With Neurological Disorders Need Flu Vaccine but Don't Always Get It

Apr. 9, 2015 — Children with neurologic or neurodevelopmental disorders (NNDDs) are at increased risk of complications from influenza. Although experts have recognized NNDDs as high-risk conditions for influenza ... read more

Alternating Antibiotics Could Make Resistant Bacteria Beatable

Apr. 8, 2015 — Pioneering new research has unlocked a new technique to help combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, that cause debilitating and often life-threatening human ... read more

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