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May 25, 2016

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May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016 — New research has identified a new regulator of immune responses. The study sheds new light on why T cells fail to clear chronic infections and eliminate ... read more

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

Discovering How Well Wearable Mosquito Repellent Devices Work

May 24, 2016 — Researchers are testing the efficacy of commercially available wearable mosquito repellent ... read more

May 21, 2016 — Medical researchers used neutron analysis to better understand a protein implicated in the replication of HIV, the retrovirus that causes AIDS. The enzyme, known as HIV-1 protease, is a key drug ... read more

May 20, 2016 — A new study presents a cost-effectiveness tool that can help guide decisions regarding resource allocation to fund interventions targeted at curtailing the ongoing Zika virus outbreak. Analyses using ... read more

May 20, 2016 — Scientists have solved the structure of the Zika virus helicase, which is a key target for antiviral ... read more

Global Spread of Zika 'of Utmost Concern' Say Experts

May 20, 2016 — World Federation of Neurology Working Group on Zika are developing guidelines for diagnosing Zika-related neurological ... read more

Research Behind Global Switch to New Polio Vaccine Strategy Released

May 20, 2016 — A single injectable dose of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) along with bivalent oral polio vaccine could protect up to 90 percent of children from polio and strengthen community protection against ... read more

Reflecting on Ebola Outbreak

May 19, 2016 — To make the world safer against future infectious disease threats, national health systems should be strengthened, the World Health Organization's emergency and outbreak response activities ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Flaviviruses -- such as Zika, dengue, and yellow fever -- have emerged as human pathogens because of their ability to specifically overcome our anti-viral defenses. In the case of Zika, researchers ... read more

Researchers Describe Strategy to Develop First Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Drug

May 19, 2016 — By studying the rare person — about one in a million — who can fight off viral infections more effectively than everyone else, investigators have developed a strategy to help the rest of us ... read more

Fighting the Zika Virus With the Power of Supercomputing

May 19, 2016 — A new international project is aiming to identify potential drugs to fight the Zika virus, using the supercomputing power of IBM's World Community Grid to dramatically reduce the time it would ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Using gene editing technology, researchers have, for the first time, successfully excised a segment of HIV-1 DNA -- the virus responsible for AIDS -- from the genomes of living animals. The ... 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

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 — 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

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