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April 25, 2017

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April 25, 2017

Understanding Malaria With Mathematics

Apr. 24, 2017 — Mathematical formulas that model how deadly mosquito-borne diseases spread can help medical researchers accurately predict how real-life outbreaks develop and find countermeasures, report ... read more

Testing Urine for Particular Proteins Could Be Key to Preventing Kidney Transplant Failure

Apr. 24, 2017 — Testing for molecular markers in the urine of kidney transplant patients could reveal whether the transplant is failing and ... read more

Investigational Dose of Oral Interferon-Free Treatment Can Cure Hepatitis C in Children

Apr. 21, 2017 — A study that evaluated an investigational dosage of once-daily ledipasvir 45 mg/sofosbuvir 200 mg (LDV/SOF) in children aged six to 11 years infected with HCV, found that 99 percent of children had ... read more

No Link Found Between HIV Levels and Immune Activation During Antiretroviral Treatment

Apr. 20, 2017 — Despite successful treatment, people receiving antiretroviral drugs continue to have small amounts of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in their blood, as well as elevated immune system activation. ... read more

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

Defective HIV Proviruses Hinder Immune System Response and Cure

Apr. 19, 2017 — Proteins created by defective forms of HIV long previously believed to be harmless actually interact with our immune systems and are actively monitored by a specific type of immune cell, called ... read more

Membranes to Remove Viruses from Drinking Water

Apr. 19, 2017 — The 'zwitterionic polymer hydrogel' repels the viruses from approaching and passing through the membrane. It contains both positive and negative charges and improves efficiency by weakening ... read more

Researchers Identify Tactic Dengue Virus Uses to Delay Triggering Immune Response

Apr. 18, 2017 — Researchers describe novel mechanism cells use to recognize earliest stages of infection and how virus evades triggering an immune ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Frogs' skins were known to secrete peptides that defend them against bacteria. A new research finding suggests that the peptides represent a resource for antiviral drug discovery as ... read more

Measuring the Safety, Efficacy of a Vaccine Against Ebola Virus Disease

Apr. 18, 2017 — The 2014--2015 Ebola epidemic affected several countries in West Africa, leading to the death of more than 11,000 people. Although this epidemic of Ebolavirus disease is over, there is no knowing if, ... read more

Teaching Happiness to Men With HIV Boosts Their Health

Apr. 17, 2017 — When individuals recently diagnosed with HIV were coached to practice skills to help them experience positive emotions, the result was less HIV in their blood and lower antidepressant use, reports a ... read more

Could Yellow Fever Rise Again?

Apr. 17, 2017 — Many people might not have heard of the Aedes aegypti mosquito until this past year, when the mosquito, and the disease it can carry – Zika – began to make headlines. But more than 220 years ago, ... read more

Time-Lapse Shows How Anticancer and Antiviral Drugs Get Into Cells

Apr. 17, 2017 — Scientists have modeled all of the steps by which nucleosides and their analogs are transported into cells by a specific molecule named the concentrative nucleoside transporter or CNT. The finding ... read more

New HIV Reservoir Discovered

Apr. 17, 2017 — Scientists have identified a new cell in the body where HIV persists despite treatment. This discovery has major implications for cure ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Zika RNA has now been found in Aedes albopictus. That’s not the species -- known as Aedes aegypti -- most often associated with Zika. But scientists have never discounted Aedes albopictus as ... read more

Traces of Zika Found in Asian Tiger Mosquito in Brazil

Apr. 14, 2017 — In a recent test of Asian tiger mosquitoes collected in Brazil, researchers found fragments of Zika virus RNA, raising concerns that it may be carried by species other than Zika's known primary ... 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

Harnessing CRISPR for Rapid Detection of Viral and Bacterial Infection

Apr. 13, 2017 — Researchers have created a version of CRISPR-Cas that can be used to diagnose infections, such as Zika and dengue, with a high level of ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — Analysis of daily gene activation in a patient with severe Ebola virus disease in 2015 found changes in antiviral and immune response genes that pinpointed key transition points in the response to ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections last a lifetime. Once a person has been infected, the virus can remain dormant (latent) for years before periodically reactivating to cause recurrent disease. ... read more

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