TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

Study links TDF to acute kidney injury

A study recently conducted by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) shows that acute kidney injury among patients who have HIV infections is associated to tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF). Read More »

Ebola epidemic model tracks effective eradication methods

Researchers have developed a mathematical model that demonstrates the various reasons that Sierra Leone has been able to eliminate the Ebola virus. Read More »

Sierra Leone lauded for halting spread of Ebola

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently congratulated Sierra Leone for stopping the transmission of the Ebola virus, as the nation has been free of new Ebola cases for a total of 42 consecutive days. Read More »

Study suggests one vaccine may prevent chikungunya and similar viruses

Scientists from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis recently found broadly neutralizing antibodies that could be used to create one vaccine to protect people from chikungunya and its related viruses. Read More »

Antiretroviral treatment repairs immune system against HIV infection

Researchers recently used a combination treatment to repair the immune system of a nonhuman primate model with an HIV infection. Read More »

Asymptomatic human dengue cases spread virus to mosquitoes

Researchers from the Institut Pasteur in Paris, Institut de Pasteur in Cambodia, and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) conducted a study showing that people who have asymptomatic dengue fever transmit the virus to mosquitoes when bitten. Read More »

Australia, China and PNG unite in anti-malaria effort

For the first time, Australia, China and Papua New Guinea have united to collaborate with an on-the-ground health project directed against malaria. Read More »

Delivery technology to improve vaccines for dengue fever

A new program seeks to demonstrate how computational drug delivery technology can improve the vaccines used to protect people from contracting dengue fever from infected mosquitoes. Read More »

New vaccine targets meningitis A in Africa

A new, affordable and effective vaccine designed to protect people from meningococcal A meningitis is targeting elimination of the virus in Africa. Read More »

Sanofi Pasteur shares universal influenza vaccine research

Representatives from Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, recently gave a presentation about its new universal influenza vaccine at the World Vaccine Congress in Madrid. Read More »

Study indicates protein mutation slows spread of coronavirus

Scientists from the Laboratory of Neuroimmunovirology at INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier in Quebec recently found that a specific protein mutation within the coronavirus affects the spread of the virus in the body and neurovirulence of the virus itself. Read More »

Structure of RNA protein allow virus to control human protein binding

Scientists from Case Western Reserve University and the University of Michigan partnered to capture the world’s first image of a human protein binding with the protein of ribonucleic acid (RNA). Read More »

USAID grants in Turkey improve schools, hospital

Three USAID grants totaling $823,000 were given to Turkey in November 2014. Read More »

Ebola drug has success on human patient

A drug developed to combat Ebola has been phased for a clinical trial on healthy, human volunteers. Read More »

Copper shown to inhibit respiratory virus transmission

Body A recent study conducted by the University of Southampton has demonstrate that copper can be used to stop the spread and transmission of respiratory viruses, which are connected to Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Read More »

Foundation praises meningitis vaccine program in Africa

The Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) recently praised the successful vaccination program for meningitis in Africa that has saved countless lives and seen the meningococcal Group A (MenA) virtually disappear from the continent. Read More »

South Florida team develops new model for antimalarial drug screening

The University of South Florida (USF) Center for Global Health & Infectious Diseases Research recently developed a novel model for screening antimalarial drugs. Read More »

Physicians continue on path to polio elimination

It has now been three years since the world's physicians last confirmed a human case of wild poliovirus type 3 (WPV3) -- an exciting milestone for the health community. Read More »

MenA vaccine meets success in Africa

Recent research shows that the mass vaccination program for meningococcal serogroup A (MenA) in Africa has been successful in protecting millions of people living in the region. Read More »

Army enters partnership to create MERS vaccine

GeneOne Life Science and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) recently developed a partnership to create a vaccine to protect people from Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Read More »