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July 28, 2015

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July 28, 2015

Screening in Pregnancy Key to Eliminating Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

July 22, 2015 — Canada has almost eliminated mother-to-child HIV transmission, known as vertical transmission, in recent years by ensuring that all women have the opportunity to be screened for HIV in pregnancy and ... read more

Researchers to Map Impact of Infectious Diseases Against Research Spending

July 22, 2015 — Scientists are set to analyze research investments into infectious disease research, particularly pneumonia and maternal and neonatal infections. By studying how research funding is allocated ... read more

New Drug Combination Treats Hepatitis C Patients Also Infected With HIV

July 21, 2015 — A new combination of drugs that effectively treats hepatitis C (HCV) patients co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV) has been discovered by researchers who report that the novel ... read more

July 21, 2015 — Researchers are studying a antibiotic-resistant pathogen to learn how to better fight it. They have identified several mechanisms bacteria use to share genes and expand their antibiotic ... read more

Adjuvants Improve Immune Response to H7N9 Flu Vaccine

July 21, 2015 — In a phase 2 trial that included nearly 1,000 adults, the AS03 and MF59 adjuvants (a component that improves immune response of inactivated influenza vaccines) increased the immune responses to two ... read more

Lack of Knowledge on Animal Disease Leaves Humans at Risk

July 20, 2015 — Researchers have painted the most detailed picture to date of major infectious diseases shared between wildlife and livestock, and found a huge gap in knowledge about diseases which could spread to ... read more

HIV Control Through Treatment Durably Prevents Heterosexual Transmission of Virus

July 20, 2015 — Antiretroviral treatment that consistently suppresses HIV is highly effective at preventing sexual transmission of the virus in heterosexual couples where one person is HIV-infected and the other is ... read more

Sustained Benefit of Early Antiretroviral Therapy

July 20, 2015 — Antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection provides lasting protection against the sexual transmission of the virus from infected men and women to their HIV-uninfected sexual partners, investigators ... read more

Engineering Potential Treatment for All Four Dengue Serotypes

July 19, 2015 — A multinational research team comprising scientists, engineers and drug developers have joined forces to develop a viable dengue therapeutic that targets all dengue ... read more

Cholesterol Metabolism in Immune Cells Linked to HIV Progression

July 17, 2015 — Lower levels of cholesterol in certain immune cells -- a result of enhanced cholesterol metabolism within those cells -- may help explain why some HIV-infected people are able to naturally control ... read more

July 17, 2015 — In the course of basic research in membrane biochemistry scientists have gained new insight into the cytotoxic effect of the Ebola virus. Employing biochemical and cell biological methods they have ... read more

How Can You Plan for Events That Are Unlikely, Hard to Predict and Highly Disruptive Should They Occur?

July 16, 2015 — The Ebola epidemic and resulting international public health emergency is referred to as a “Black Swan” event in medical circles because of its unpredictable and impactful nature. However, a new ... read more

Burden of Dengue, Chikungunya in India Far Worse Than Understood

July 16, 2015 — New evidence shows an extremely high number of people in southern India are exposed to two mosquito-borne viruses -- dengue and chikungunya. These findings, the researchers say, reinforce the need ... read more

Child Paralysis Outbreak: Different Virus May Be Cause

July 16, 2015 — A mysterious outbreak of child paralysis cases previously linked to enterovirus D68 may instead have another cause, doctors are cautioning after determining that a stricken child appeared to be ... read more

HIV Uses Immune System's Own Tools to Suppress It

July 15, 2015 — A research team has made a significant discovery on how HIV escapes the body's antiviral responses. The team uncovered how an HIV viral protein known as Vpu tricks the immune system by using its ... read more

Host Genetics Played a Role in Vaccine Efficacy in the RV144 HIV Vaccine Trial

July 15, 2015 — Host genetics played a role in protection against HIV infection in the landmark RV144 vaccine trial conducted in Thailand, research ... read more

July 15, 2015 — Immunologists have identified a distinct set of long-lived antibody-producing cells in the human bone marrow that function as an immune ... read more

Study Highlights Pneumonia Hospitalizations Among U.S. Adults

July 14, 2015 — Viruses, not bacteria, are the most commonly detected respiratory pathogens in U.S. adults hospitalized with pneumonia, according to a new study. The findings highlight a need for more sensitive ... read more

Scientific Curiosity and Preparedness for Emerging Pathogen Outbreaks

July 14, 2015 — An essay reflects on a career path that started with the study of a somewhat obscure mouse virus mice and ended up at the frontline of the SARS and MERS coronavirus ... read more

Aerosolized Vaccine Protects Primates Against Ebola

July 13, 2015 — Scientists have developed an inhalable vaccine that protects primates against ... read more

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