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  • Tuberculosis Presents Major Challenges to HIV Treatment
    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care and treatment programs in resource-limited settings must aggressively address tuberculosis (TB) and the emerging multidrug-resistant TB epidemic to save patient lives and to curb the global TB burden, a major cause of death for ...More
    July 22, 2008 Posted in News
  • New Evidence of Battle Between Humans and Ancient Virus
    For millennia, humans and viruses have been locked in an evolutionary back-and-forth -- one changes to outsmart the other, prompting the second to change and outsmart the first. With retroviruses, which work by inserting themselves into their host’s DNA, the evidence ...More
    July 22, 2008 Posted in News
  • Scientists Discover How the Immune System and Brain Communicate to Control Disease, Sepsis
    In a major step in understanding how the nervous system and the immune system interact, scientists at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have identified a new anatomical path through which the brain and the spleen communicate. The spleen, once thought to be an ...More
    July 22, 2008 Posted in News
  • FDA Makes Genetic Match with Hot Pepper Sample Implicated in Salmonella Outbreak
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that one jalapeno pepper sample is a positive genetic match with the Salmonella Saintpaul strain causing the current Salmonella outbreak.The positive sample was obtained during an FDA inspection at a produce ...More
    July 22, 2008 Posted in News
  • MRSA Bloodstream Infections Continue to Fall in the UK
    The Health Protection Agency in the United Kingdom has released its latest quarterly figures on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections and Clostridium difficile infections in the UK. These relate to the January to March 2008 period, the ...More
    July 22, 2008 Posted in News
  • Biologists Show How Human Cytomegalovirus Evades Immune System
    PASADENA, Calif.--Viruses achieve their definition of success when they can thrive without killing their host. Now, biologists Pamela Bjorkman and Zhiru Yang of the California Institute of Technology have uncovered how one such virus, prevalent in humans, evolved over time ...More
    July 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • HIV Conquers Immune System Faster Than Previously Realized
    DURHAM, N.C. – New research into the earliest events occurring immediately upon infection with HIV-I shows that the virus deals a stunning blow to the immune system earlier than was previously understood. According to scientists at Duke University Medical Center, this ...More
    July 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • Averting Post-surgical Infections in Kids
    Giving children preventive antibiotics within one hour before they undergo spinal surgery greatly reduces the risk for serious infections after the surgery, suggests a Johns Hopkins study to be published in the August issue of Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (also ...More
    July 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • Researchers Show How Candida albicans Transforms into Life-threatening Form
    Researchers at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have discovered new molecular mechanisms that provide a more detailed understanding of how the normally benign Dr. Jekyll-like fungus known as ...More
    July 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • NIAID Backs Off From Pave 100 HIV Vaccine Trial
    After soliciting and considering broad input from the scientific and HIV advocacy communities, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has determined that it will not conduct the HIV vaccine study ...More
    July 18, 2008 Posted in News