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May 22, 2015

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May 22, 2015

Dasabuvir in Hepatitis C: Indication of Added Benefit in Certain Patients

May 20, 2015 — A new drug combination showed an advantage in three of a total of 10 patient groups with hepatitis C, particularly regarding virologic response, reviewers have found. The extent of added benefit ... read more

HIV Reservoirs Remain Obstacles to Cure

May 19, 2015 — Antiretroviral therapy has proven lifesaving for people infected with HIV; however, the medications are a lifelong necessity for most HIV-infected individuals and present practical, logistical, ... read more

Australian Researcher Helps With Ebola Vaccine Trials

May 19, 2015 — An Australian researcher has helped identify the kind of human trial that is most effective for testing Ebola vaccines. Safe and effective vaccines could help end the ongoing Ebola virus disease ... read more

How Early Childhood Vaccination Reduces Leukemia Risk

May 18, 2015 — A team of researchers has discovered how a commonly administered vaccine protects against acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer. The Haemophilus influenzae Type b ... read more

Lives Could Be Saved With Hepatitis C Treatment

May 18, 2015 — A research team is asking for hepatitis C virus patients to gain improved access to drugs to prevent liver related deaths. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major public health burden in ... read more

Curing Hepatitis C Could Yield Huge Economic Benefit

May 17, 2015 — While a new generation of safer, more effective oral medications to treat hepatitis C patients may cost tens of thousands of dollars for a 12-week regiment, investing in these new therapies could ... read more

Antiviral Compound May Protect Brain from Pathogens, West Nile Virus, Study Shows

May 15, 2015 — An antiviral compound may protect the brain from invading pathogens, researchers have found. Studying West Nile virus infection in mice, scientists showed that interferon-lambda tightens the ... read more

Phage Spread Antibiotic Resistance

May 15, 2015 — Nearly half of the 50 chicken meat samples purchased from supermarkets, street markets, and butchers in Austria contained viruses that are capable of transferring antibiotic resistance genes from one ... read more

Diabetes Drug May Reduce Heart Attack Risk in HIV Patients

May 15, 2015 — A diabetes drug may have benefits beyond lower blood sugar in patients with HIV. New research suggests the drug may prevent cardiovascular problems because it works to reduce inflammation that is ... read more

May 14, 2015 — Researchers have discovered the structure of a key protein on the surface of an unusually large virus called the mimivirus, aiding efforts to determine its hosts and unknown functions. The mimivirus ... read more

Genomics Laboratory Capability in Liberia Supports Ebola Virus Outbreak Response

May 14, 2015 — Army scientists working to support the Ebola virus outbreak response in West Africa have established the first genomic surveillance capability in Liberia, enabling them to monitor genetic changes in ... read more

Variations in Liver Cancer Attributable to Hepatitis Virus Variations

May 13, 2015 — Significant clinical variations exist among patients with the most common type of liver cancer called hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), depending on the viral cause of the disease –hepatitis B virus ... read more

Safety Switch Preserves Beneficial Effects of Cell Therapy

May 14, 2015 — A single dose of an otherwise harmless drug can safely control the severe and often lethal side effects associated with haploidentical stem cell transplantation, new research has found. The switch, ... read more

May 12, 2015 — A new study details how and when disease-fighting macrophages and monocytes enter different areas of the brain during HIV infection, where these cells appear in conjunction with the onset of ... read more

Men Benefit from Vaccinating Girls Against HPV but Remain at Risk of Some Cancers

May 12, 2015 — Men benefit indirectly from vaccinating girls against human papillomavirus, but remain at risk of cancers associated with the virus, finds a study. Human papillomavirus is one of the most common ... read more

May 13, 2015 — After 30 years of working on AIDS research, an American lab has developed new vaccine candidates that appear promising enough to consider advancing into clinical trials within the next two ... read more

Scientists Identify Interferon Beta as Likely Culprit in Persistent Viral Infections

May 13, 2015 — Interferon proteins are normally considered virus-fighters, but scientists have found evidence that one of them, interferon beta, has an immune-suppressing effect that can help some viruses establish ... read more

Novel Biomarkers May Provide Guide to Personalized Hepatitis C Therapy

May 13, 2015 — A simple blood test can be used to predict which chronic hepatitis C patients will respond to interferon-based therapy, according to a report. Hepatitis C chronically infects about 160 million people ... read more

How to Build a New Global Health Framework

May 7, 2015 — Can a true, robust global health framework be created to help prevent tragedies like Ebola while at the same time allow countries to meet everyday health needs? Global health and law experts say it ... read more

Unique Program to Use Social Media to Develop Computer Model for Ebola Spread

May 12, 2015 — Identifying and tracking individuals affected by the Ebola virus in densely populated areas presents a unique and urgent set of challenges in public health surveillance. Currently, mapping the spread ... read more

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