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Growth in maternal-child health funding outpaces disease spending

Funding assistance allocated for improving the health of mothers and children in low- and middle-income nations has grown more rapidly over the past six years than has funding for diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. Read More »

Scientists discover human (host) protein with strong HIV implications

University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) scientists recently announced they have identified a new human (host) protein that potentially weakens the body’s immune response to HIV as well as other viruses. Read More »

Study shows Zika can be transmitted through sexual contact

A study has confirmed that the Zika virus, known to wreak havoc while masked by mild or no symptoms, can be transmitted not only through bites from infected Aedes mosquito but also via sexual contact. Read More »

Oklahoma officials try to track Zika incidents

Oklahoma’s State Department of Health (OSDH) has stepped up its attempts to canvas the state for possible cases of the deadly Zika virus despite the threat level remaining relatively low, officials announced from Oklahoma City recently. Read More »

Despite downward trend, at-risk groups prevent elimination of TB in Europe

In the wake of World TB Day, recently released data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and WHO/Europe show a surprising number of Europeans developed tuberculosis during 2014. Read More »

Missouri studies examine collaboration between HIV-focused agencies

Two recently published studies by the University of Missouri’s Nidhi Khosla examine cooperation between agencies and organizations serving people with HIV in Baltimore and offer suggestions for improving their services and measuring their collaboration. Read More »

Oxford researchers find new TB biomarkers

Researchers led by Oxford University scientists have identified new biomarkers for tuberculosis that will further our understanding of the variable effectiveness of the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine and aid in the development of new vaccines. Read More »

Researchers study progression of HIV during early stages of infection

Research from several collaborating laboratories, initiated through the Consortium for AIDS Vaccine Research, examined monkeys exposed to Simian Immunovirus infection to determine what happens during the earliest stages of HIV infection in humans. Read More »

Mymetics Corp. HIV vaccine candidate shows potential

A recent study of a Mymetics Corp. HIV vaccine candidate showed that it generated significant protection against repeated AIDS virus exposures in groups of 12 female monkeys. Read More »

Study finds resistance to CRISPR/Cas9 platform when used to target HIV

A recently published study found that the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing platform can inhibit viral replication through single mutations, but that viruses that escape the targeted approach become more difficult to target. Read More »

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