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  • Large-Scale HIV Vaccine Trial to Launch in South Africa
    An early-stage HIV vaccine clinical trial in South Africa has determined that an investigational vaccine regimen is safe and generates comparable immune responses to those reported in a landmark 2009 study showing that a vaccine can protect people from HIV infection. ...More
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  • Researchers Describe Strategy to Develop First Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Drug
    By studying the rare person -- about one in a million -- who can fight off viral infections more effectively than everyone else, investigators at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have developed a strategy to help the rest of us achieve this enhanced anti-viral ...More
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  • Fighting Zika Virus With the Power of Supercomputing
    Rutgers is taking a leading role in an IBM-sponsored World Community Grid project that will use supercomputing power to identify potential drug candidates to cure Zika virus infection. ...More
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  • Fighting Ebola with 21st Century Biotech
    Currently, production of vaccines and diagnostic systems for infectious diseases have failed to provide a systematic vision that merges state-of-the-art technologies with industry to provide an effective commercial solution. Infectious and rapidly transmitted diseases, such ...More
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  • USF Scientists Discover Antarctic Sponge Extract Can Help Kill MRSA
    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) may soon be beatable thanks to the efforts of University of South Florida scientists who have isolated and tested an extract from a sponge found in Antarctica. The sponge extract, known as Dendrilla membranosa, yields a ...More
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  • University of Oklahoma Team Develops New Antibiotic to Fight MRSA
    A University of Oklahoma team of chemists has developed a new antibiotic formulation to fight the sometimes deadly staph infection caused by methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and other antibiotic-resistant infectious bacteria. The new drug to treat MRSA combines ...More
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  • Hot Tubs, Swimming Pools Not as Clean as You May Think
    Hot tubs and swimming pools are not always as clean as you might think, even when disinfected. In a new study in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology, scientists have found that the more these facilities are used, the more potentially harmful compounds they contain. ...More
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  • Common Antimicrobial Agent Rapidly Disrupts Gut Bacteria
    A new study suggests that triclosan, an antimicrobial and antifungal agent found in many consumer products ranging from hand soaps to toys and even toothpaste, can rapidly disrupt bacterial communities found in the gut. The research was published today in PLOS ONE by ...More
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  • Pursuing the Destruction of HIV-Infected Cells
    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 treatment and for at least eight weeks after the drug was stopped, according to ...More
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  • Could Hepatitis C Treatments Help Prevent Virus Transmission?
    An international team of researchers has shed light on the potential impact of new drugs for hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV is an important cause of liver cancer and is transmitted through blood to blood contact. People who inject drugs (PWID) and men who have sex with men ...More
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