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April 25, 2017

Research Uncovers Life-Saving Benefits in the Battle Against Viruses

Apr. 20, 2017 — At-risk patients, such as those with HIV or transplant recipients, could benefit from potentially life-saving study, say ... read more

Relationship Between Drug Injection Risk Behaviors, Immune Activation

Apr. 13, 2017 — Investigators examined the relationship between injection drug use and immune activation in a sample of HIV infected and uninfected people who inject drugs. Findings suggest that efforts to encourage ... read more

Financial Math May Help Build a Better HIV Vaccine

Apr. 7, 2017 — Using computational tools inspired by financial math models developed to predict changes in stock prices, researchers were able to accurately predict how different properties of the HIV surface ... read more

Hepatitis B and C May Be Linked to Increased Risk of Parkinson's Disease

Mar. 31, 2017 — The viruses hepatitis B and C may both be associated with an increased risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a study. The hepatitis virus affects the ... read more

'On-Off Switch' Brings Researchers a Step Closer to Potential HIV Vaccine

Mar. 29, 2017 — Scientists are pursuing an HIV vaccine using a weakened form of HIV. In a recent study, they demonstrated an 'on-off switch' that would shut off replication of the weakened form of HIV ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — A method to analyze the glycan shield on HIV's protective outer glycoprotein has been developed as a potential HIV vaccine candidate, report ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — A group of scientists has teamed up to develop the first rapid blood test to diagnose and quantify the severity of active TB cases. The researchers are harnessing the new field of nanomedicine to ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — A team of scientists has mapped a key protein that causes the Zika virus to reproduce and spread. Results of this study advance efforts to find drugs in fight against the disease, say ... read more

Emotion: An Important Link to HIV Prevention in Black Adolescents With Mental Illnesses

Mar. 27, 2017 — Could unique psychological factors that hamper emotional regulation help explain differences in HIV/STI risk-related sexual behaviors among heterosexually active black youth with mental ... read more

Health Problems May Increase as Young People Infected With HIV at Birth Get Older

Mar. 27, 2017 — A new study has found that US youth infected with HIV around the time of their birth are at higher risk throughout their adolescence and young adulthood for experiencing serious health problems, poor ... read more

Travelling-Wave Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry Elucidates Structures of Gold Fingers

Mar. 27, 2017 — Drugs containing gold have been used for centuries to treat conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, they might be effective against cancer and HIV. One mechanism by which they work could ... read more

Mar. 21, 2017 — Transmission of infections with HIV, hepatitis B, syphilis or rubella from mother to child before and during birth as well as in infancy still occur across Europe -- despite existing prevention ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — New data show that new tuberculosis (TB) cases and deaths in the 53 countries of the WHO European Region declined each year by 4.3% and 8.5% respectively between 2011 and 2015. However, new TB/HIV ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — A marker has been identified that makes it possible to differentiate "dormant" HIV-infected cells from healthy cells. This discovery will make it possible to isolate and analyze reservoir ... read more

Researchers Map Pathways to Protective Antibodies for an HIV Vaccine

Mar. 15, 2017 — A research team has described both the pathway of HIV protective antibody development and a synthetic HIV outer envelope mimic that has the potential to induce the antibodies with ... read more

Hepatitis C Mutations 'Outrun' Immune Systems, Lab Study Shows

Mar. 15, 2017 — Unlike its viral cousins hepatitis A and B, hepatitis C virus (HCV) has eluded the development of a vaccine and infected more than 170 million people worldwide. Now, researchers report that a novel ... read more

Greater Insight Into Basic Biology of Pain Will Reveal Non-Addictive Remedies

Mar. 9, 2017 — The medical community needs a better understanding of the biology of pain and how it plays out in individuals to be able to combat the national epidemic of addiction to painkillers. This is ... read more

High Prevalence, Incidence of Hypertension Among Rural Africans Living With HIV

Mar. 8, 2017 — About 12 percent of people living with HIV in rural Tanzania have hypertension at the moment of HIV diagnosis. An additional 10 percent will develop hypertension during the first months of ... read more

When Women's Health Improves, Domestic Violence Diminishes

Mar. 8, 2017 — Chronically ill low-income women who thought they were dying experienced a sharp reduction in domestic violence after getting access to a life-saving treatment, a study ... read more

Mar. 7, 2017 — Computer model shows what happens at the molecular level during severe allergic reactions to abacavir, a common HIV ... read more

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