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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

Study Finds Better Definition of Homelessness May Help Minimize HIV Risk

Aug. 19, 2016 — Being homeless puts people at greater risk of HIV infection than those with stable housing, but targeting services to reduce risk behaviors is often complicated by fuzzy definitions of homelessness, ... read more

Emtricitabine/tenofovir Alafenamide in HIV Infection: Added Benefit Not Proven

Aug. 18, 2016 — When investigators reviewed Emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide in HIV infection, they found that partly no data were available, and partly the appropriate comparator therapy was not adhered to. The ... read more

Roadblocks to Research: Bioethicist Addresses Lack of HIV Studies in Pregnant Women

Aug. 17, 2016 — A new study is addressing the urgent need for effective HIV prevention and treatment for the estimated 1.5 million women worldwide with HIV who give birth each ... read more

Mouse Study Points Way to Shut Down Harmful Immune Response in Lupus

Aug. 17, 2016 — Molecules that scavenge debris from dying cells appear to halt the cycle of chronic inflammation in lupus, while also enhancing the body’s ability to combat flu, according to studies in ... read more

Scientists Find a Salty Way to Kill MRSA

Aug. 16, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a new way to attack Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. The team has revealed how the bacteria regulates its salt ... read more

Aug. 16, 2016 — People infected with Ebola virus were 20 percent more likely to survive if they were co-infected with malaria-causing Plasmodium parasites, according to data collected at an Ebola diagnostic ... read more

New Maths to Predict Dangerous Hospital Epidemics

Aug. 16, 2016 — Mathematicians are now developing completely new statistical calculations on the world’s fastest computers in order to be able to predict how epidemics of dangerous hospital bacteria ... read more

Researchers Identify the Secret Genetic Weapon of Clostridium Difficile

Aug. 16, 2016 — A trio of researchers has identified the location of the genes that control production of toxins that harm people infected by Clostridium difficile bacteria. The gene locus, agr1, forms part of a ... read more

How Antiviral Antibodies Become Part of Immune Memory

Aug. 15, 2016 — Scientists probe activated B cells, important for forming immune memory, during flu vaccination and infection and Ebola infection in humans. Understanding how to elicit these cells is critical for ... read more

New Study Explains Why MRSA 'Superbug' Kills Influenza Patients

Aug. 15, 2016 — Secondary infection with the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacterium (or 'superbug') often kills influenza patients because the flu virus alters the antibacterial ... read more

Aug. 12, 2016 — Scientists have identified the molecule that recognizes the influenza virus in infected cells and triggers their suicide to fight the infection, outlines a new ... read more

Clues in Zika's Genome

Aug. 12, 2016 — Chemists have found that the Zika virus contains genetic structures similar to other viruses in the Flaviviridae family, and that these structures may serve as potential antiviral drug ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — Invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella (iNTS) infections cause illness and death in sub-Saharan Africa, but little is known about iNTS in Asia. A new study suggests that iNTS is a severe infection with a ... read more

Disrupting Mitochondrial Function Could Improve Treatment of Fungal Infections

Aug. 11, 2016 — By identifying new compounds that selectively block mitochondrial respiration in pathogenic fungi, scientists have identified a potential antifungal mechanism that could enable combination therapy ... read more

Patients With TB and HIV Should Receive Prompt Coordinated Treatment for Both Conditions

Aug. 11, 2016 — Tuberculosis is a leading killer of people with HIV, and providing therapy for both illnesses simultaneously saves lives, according to new guidelines on the treatment of drug-susceptible TB. ... read more

Combining Forces Against Influenza A

Aug. 12, 2016 — Influenza A is one of the most prolific and diverse viruses on Earth; its ability to rapidly mutate to resist treatment challenges the management of future pandemics. Effective antiviral drugs for ... read more

New Study Evaluates Link Between Young Women's Beliefs on Alcohol Use and Sexual Risk-Taking

Aug. 10, 2016 — A new study looks at how young women's beliefs about alcohol and sex affect condom usage during sexual encounters involving alcohol. The work shows that just over two-thirds (66.9 percent) of ... read more

Discovery of Key Component of HIV Yields New Drug Target

Aug. 10, 2016 — Scientists have discovered an essential feature of HIV that the virus uses to infect cells whilst avoiding detection by the immune system. This discovery presents a new drug target and the ... read more

Increased Risk Suicide Death Associated With Hospitalization for Infection

Aug. 10, 2016 — Being hospitalized with infection was associated with an increased risk of suicide death and the highest risk of suicide was among those individuals with hepatitis and HIV or AIDS, according to a ... read more

Aug. 10, 2016 — When researchers investigated how the stress hormone, corticosterone, affects how birds cope with West Nile virus, they found that birds with higher levels of stress hormone were twice as likely to ... read more

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