• Study Reveals Intestinal Bacteria Succession During Recovery From Cholera in Bangladesh
    A new study delineates a sequential pattern of changes in the intestinal microbial population of patients recovering from cholera in Bangladesh, findings that may point to ways of speeding recovery from the dangerous diarrheal disease. The report also finds what appear to ...More
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  • Ebola Diaries: Lessons in Listening
    Cheikh Ibrahima Niang, a professor of medical and social anthropology at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal, has researched anthropological aspects of a wide range of health issues. In July 2014, WHO asked him to investigate community attitudes to Ebola virus ...More
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  • Experimental Ebola Treatment Boosts Survival in Mice
    The number of new Ebola cases is tapering off, but the search for new treatments continues. Now, one research team has found potential drug candidates that successfully treated up to 90 percent of mice exposed to the Ebola virus. They report their findings in the journal ...More
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  • 'Redesigned' Antibodies May Control HIV
    With the help of a computer program called “Rosetta,” researchers at Vanderbilt University have “redesigned” an antibody that has increased potency and can neutralize more strains of the AIDS-causing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) than can any ...More
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  • Dasabuvir Has Added Benefit in Certain Hepatitis C Patients
    The drug dasabuvir (trade name Exviera) has been available since January 2015 for the treatment of adults with chronic hepatitis C infection. The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) examined in a dossier assessment whether this drug offers an ...More
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  • Scientists Identify Crucial Step in Helping to Prevent Hepatitis C Virus Replication
    New research from the University of Southampton has identified how changes in the cell membrane play a pivotal role in how the hepatitis C virus replicates. By understanding this process, the researchers hope to investigate how to prevent the changes and potentially develop ...More
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  • HIV Reservoirs Remain as Obstacles to a Cure
    Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has proven lifesaving for people infected with HIV; however, the medications are a lifelong necessity for most HIV-infected individuals and present practical, logistical, economic and health-related challenges. A primary research goal is to find ...More
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  • Researcher Helps Identify the Kind of Human Trial Most Effective for Testing Ebola Vaccines
    Associate professor Manoj Gambhir, from Monash University's Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, is part of the team working on the research. Led by University of Texas Austin researcher Dr. Steve Bellan, and in collaboration with the Centers for Disease ...More
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  • Bi-national Police Program in Tijuana Targets HIV Reduction
    Research consistently shows that policing practices, such as confiscating or breaking needles, are key factors in the HIV epidemic among persons who inject drugs. Police officers themselves are also at risk of acquiring HIV or viral hepatitis if they experience needlestick ...More
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