Infectious Diseases News
May 25, 2016

Latest Headlines
updated 1:52pm EDT

More Infectious Diseases News
May 25, 2016

Antiretroviral Therapy May Not Be Enough to Reduce HIV-Associated Arterial Inflammation

May 25, 2016 — Initiating antiretroviral therapy soon after diagnosis of an HIV infection did not prevent the progression of significant arterial inflammation in a small group of previously untreated ... read more

Low to Moderate Risk of Locally Transmitted Cases of Zika in Parts of Europe

May 24, 2016 — ECDC has updated its rapid risk assessment on the Zika epidemic that continues to evolve in the Americas and the ... read more

Fixed-Dose Combinations Vs Single-Drug for Treating Pulmonary TB

May 20, 2016 — A research team has prepared a systematic review that explores the efficacy, safety, and adherence to fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) of drugs versus single-drug formulations to treat people who are ... read more

Early-Capture HIV Study Allows for Characterization of Acute Infection Period

May 18, 2016 — Scientists have enrolled and intensively followed a cohort of high-risk individuals, tracking their HIV status and characterizing the disease through the acute stages of HIV ... read more

New Easy-to-Use TB Test Achieves Accuracy Comparable to IGRAs in Phase III Trials

May 18, 2016 — A new skin test for tuberculosis infection has proven safe, easy to administer and accurate in two Phase III clinical ... read more

Pursuing the Destruction of HIV-Infected Cells

May 18, 2016 — An oral drug used to treat an illness unrelated to HIV eradicated infectious HIV-producing cells in lab cultures while sparing uninfected cells -- and suppressed the virus in patients during ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Scientists have solved a puzzle of the immune system -- how antibodies enter the nervous system to control viral infections. Their finding may have implications for the prevention and treatment of a ... read more

May 18, 2016 — A team of chemists has developed a new antibiotic formulation to fight the sometimes deadly staph infection caused by methicillin-resistant S. aureus or MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant infectious ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new method to directly follow viral infections in living organisms. This method can make infected cells produce fluorescent proteins, which means that they light up and ... read more

Sexual Transmission Involved in Tail End of Ebola Epidemic

May 18, 2016 — Some of the final cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone were transmitted via unconventional routes, such as semen and breastmilk, according to the largest analysis to date of the tail-end of the ... read more

Researchers Shed Light on Pathway from Virus to Brain Disease

May 18, 2016 — Why people on immunosuppressant drugs for autoimmune conditions have a higher incidence of an often-fatal brain disease may be linked to a mutation in a common virus, according to ... read more

May 18, 2016 — A small number of patients infected by HIV spontaneously control viral replication without antiretroviral therapy, and do not develop the disease. The ability of these rare patients, known as ... read more

May 18, 2016 — New data released in ECDC's Annual Epidemiological report show that since 2010, the overall syphilis rates have been going up across Europe, particularly among men. In 2014, the reported ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Scientists have isolated an extract from a sponge found in Antarctica, known as Dendrilla membranosa, and tested it on MRSA biofilm. The extract, a new chemical which the research team has named ... read more

Differences in Individuals' Immune Responses Linked to Flu Vaccine Effectiveness

May 17, 2016 — For the first time, scientists have identified how differences in individuals' immune responses might be linked to the effectiveness of the seasonal influenza vaccination ... read more

Leading Sexual Health Specialist Calls for HIV Prevention PrEP to Be 'Available Now'

May 17, 2016 — Following the decision by NHS England to not make pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) available to HIV-negative persons in England at risk of acquiring HIV, an expert outlines how: "PrEP is ... read more

HIV-Infected Patients More Likely to Lack Cancer Treatment

May 17, 2016 — HIV-infected patients with cancer in the United States appear to be less likely to receive cancer treatment, regardless of insurance and other existing health conditions, a new report ... read more

New Therapeutic Approach to Fight HIV

May 17, 2016 — Scientists are presenting a new therapeutic approach that may one day make it possible for HIV patients to stop their medication -- at least temporarily. The findings shed a completely new light on ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Virologists have shown that an experimental antiviral drug against hepatitis C slows down the development of Zika in ... read more

Scientists Genetically Engineered World's First Zika Virus Infectious cDNA Clone

May 16, 2016 — A multidisciplinary team is the first in the world to genetically engineer a clone of the Zika virus strain, a development that could expedite many aspects of Zika research, including vaccine and ... read more

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Monday, May 9, 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Monday, May 2, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Monday, April 25, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016