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May 1, 2016

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May 1, 2016

Apr. 27, 2016 — A health expert has called for a commitment to contribute resources and energy to control cancer in less-resourced countries, where there are significant gaps in cancer awareness, prevention, ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — Scientists have solved the structure of the biological machinery used by a common virus to recognize and attack human host cells. The new structure gives scientists the first view of the glycoprotein ... read more

Answer to Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Could Already Be on the Market

Apr. 26, 2016 — The rise of antibiotic resistant bacterial pathogens is an increasingly global threat to public health. In the United States alone, antibiotic resistant bacterial pathogens kill thousands every year. ... read more

Gender Differences, Relationship Power Could Be Key in Preventing HIV in South African Adolescents

Apr. 26, 2016 — Millions of those infected with HIV worldwide are young women, ages 15-24, according to the World Health Organization. Because the HIV epidemic overlaps with an epidemic of intimate partner violence ... read more

Threat of Novel Swine Flu Viruses in Pigs, Humans

Apr. 26, 2016 — The wide diversity of flu in pigs across multiple continents, mostly introduced from humans, highlights the significant potential of new swine flu strains emerging, according to a ... read more

Online HIV Prevention Resources Face Resistance from Black Female College Students

Apr. 25, 2016 — Black female college students were often unlikely to use online resources related to HIV prevention, due to the stigma associated with the disease and concerns that their social network would learn ... read more

Infection Alert in Catheters Could Tackle Hospital Superbugs

Apr. 25, 2016 — A new infection alert system in catheters could prevent serious infections in millions of hospital patients worldwide. The system changes the color of the urine so patients and carers can see easily ... read more

Zinc Deficiency May Contribute to Increased Inflammation Among HIV-Positive Individuals

Apr. 22, 2016 — Researchers report that zinc deficiency may contribute to chronic inflammation among HIV-positive individuals. Theirs is believed to be the first investigation to explore the association between ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — The genes Hobit and Blimp1 have been identified, and researchers have found that these genes control a universal molecular program responsible for placing immune cells at the 'front lines' ... read more

Blood Transfusions in High Risk Malaria Zones Could Be Made Safer With New Blood Treatment Technology

Apr. 22, 2016 — Patients, especially children, who undergo blood transfusions in sub-Saharan Africa are at high risk of transfusion-transmitted malaria. A new trial suggests that treating donated blood with a new ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — The leading infectious cause of severe infant respiratory disease, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is also a major cause of respiratory illness in the elderly. Approved vaccines do not yet exist, ... read more

HIV Infection Prematurely Ages Humans by an Average of 5 Years

Apr. 21, 2016 — Thanks to combination antiretroviral therapy, many people with HIV can be expected to live decades after being infected. Yet doctors have observed that these patients often show signs of premature ... read more

Infectious Outbreaks Must Be Combatted Strategically, Experts Argue

Apr. 21, 2016 — New funding is not enough to guarantee success against emerging infectious diseases around the world. Rather, good governance, a long-term technology investment strategy and strong product management ... read more

Study Identifies Effects of Hormonal Contraceptives on Anti-Viral Immunity

Apr. 19, 2016 — Women account for approximately half of all individuals living with HIV worldwide, and researchers wanted to identify the risk factors that increase susceptibility of women to genital ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — The difficulty in subduing the pandemic strain of drug-resistant E. coli H30 may go beyond patient vulnerability or antibiotic resistance. It may have an intrinsic ability to cause persistent, ... read more

Return of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Has Implications for Hospital Care

Apr. 19, 2016 — With the re-emergence of measles, mumps, diphtheria, and other vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs), many healthcare providers are encountering these diseases—and their potentially serious and even ... read more

Scientists Describe New Research Model to Enhance Zika Virus Research

Apr. 19, 2016 — One of the first mouse models has been developed for the study of the Zika virus. The model will allow researchers to better understand how the virus causes disease and aid in the development of ... read more

Factors That May Influence Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness

Apr. 19, 2016 — Currently, seasonal flu vaccines are designed to induce high levels of protective antibodies against hemagglutinin (HA), a protein found on the surface of the influenza virus that enables the virus ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — The flu and other viral infections have long been known to cause mood changes, beyond the more familiar symptoms of fever and sore throat. A study in mice now reveals how the antiviral immune ... read more

Stagnant US Funding for Tools Against Disease Threats Leaves World at Serious Risk

Apr. 19, 2016 — Even as Congress grapples with the White House on how to fund an emergency response to fight Zika virus, a new report warns that overall underfunding for development of lifesaving tools against ... read more

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