Research


  • Researchers Create Vaccine for Dust-Mite Allergies
    Researchers at the University of Iowa have developed a vaccine that can combat dust-mite allergies by naturally switching the body’s immune response. In animal tests, the nano-sized vaccine package lowered lung inflammation by 83 percent despite repeated exposure to ...More
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  • Report on Viruses Looks Beyond Disease
    In contrast to their negative reputation as disease causing agents, some viruses can perform crucial biological and evolutionary functions that help to shape the world we live in today, according to a new report by the American Academy of Microbiology. "Viruses participate ...More
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  • Anti-Cancer Drug Kicks HIV Out of Hiding
    A pilot study by HIV researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark has shown that an anti-cancer drug can activate hidden HIV. The researchers found that the anti-cancer drug romidepsin increased the virus production in HIV-infected cells ...More
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  • MERS-CoV Detected in the Air of a Saudi Arabian Camel Barn
    Saudi Arabian researchers have detected genetic fragments of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the air of a barn holding a camel infected with the virus. The work, published this week in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American ...More
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  • Mycobacteria Metabolism Discovery May Pave Way for New TB Drugs
    The mystery of why mycobacteria—a family that includes the microbe that causes TB—are extraordinarily hardy organisms is being unraveled by University of Otago, New Zealand, research that offers new hope for developing a revolutionary class of antibiotics to ...More
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  • New HIV Prevention Recommendations Combine Biomedical and Behavioral Approaches
    In an innovative approach to HIV prevention, an interdisciplinary group of experts has come together for the first time to lay out a framework of best practices to optimize the role of the clinician in achieving an AIDS-free generation. The guidelines, which will be ...More
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  • Study Examines Rate of HIV Diagnosis in U.S.
    The annual HIV diagnosis rate in the U.S. decreased more than 30 percent from 2002-2011, with declines observed in several key populations, although increases were found among certain age groups of men who have sex with men, especially young men, according to a study in the ...More
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  • Hepatitis C Cured in Co-Infected HIV Patients
    A multicenter team of researchers report that in a phase III clinical trial, a combination drug therapy cures chronic hepatitis C in the majority of patients co-infected with both HIV and hepatitis C. "In many settings, hepatitis C is now a leading cause of death among HIV ...More
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  • Study Looks at Effect on Pregnancy of Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy for Preventing HIV
    Among heterosexual African couples in which the male was HIV positive and the female was not, receipt of antiretroviral pre-exposure preventive (PrEP) therapy did not result in significant differences in pregnancy incidence, birth outcomes, and infant growth compared to ...More
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  • New Findings Show Strikingly Early Seeding of HIV Viral Reservoir
    The most critical barrier for curing HIV-1 infection is the presence of the viral reservoir, the cells in which the HIV virus can lie dormant for many years and avoid elimination by antiretroviral drugs. Very little has been known about when and where the viral reservoir is ...More
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