SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017

UCLA study shows increase of deaths from West Nile virus

Illnesses like West Nile virus and Dengue fever have been overshadowed by Ebola. Read More »

Prototype vaccine vector advances potential for HIV treatment

Researchers from Royal Holloway recently created a prototype HIV vaccine vector. Read More »

Iran's malaria health services available to seasonal workers

Iran provides malaria diagnosis, treatment and care services to people without any cost. Read More »

Yemen's polio vaccination campaign continues

Yemen, WHO and UNICEF recently ended the second phase of the national polio vaccination campaign. Read More »

Hong Kong officials release update on MERS outbreak

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP), a branch of the Hong Kong Department of Health, recently released an update about the latest Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) situation in Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Nottingham study reveals role of cyclin in malaria parasites

University of Nottingham scientists recently discovered how cyclin, which is a protein molecule within the parasites that cause malaria, helps the virus to spread throughout its host. Read More »

Scientists find possible treatment for persistent tuberculosis

Researchers recently discovered a potential treatment using several first-in-class compounds to solve the problem of persistent tuberculosis (TB). Read More »

Profectus shares preclinical data for vaccine against Ebola and Marburg

Profectus Biosciences Inc., a clinical-stage vaccine company that creates vaccines to prevent and treat cancer and infectious diseases, recently gave a presentation of pre-clinical data for a multi-component vaccine that is designed to protect people from the Zaire and Sudan strains of Ebola and Marburg viruses. Read More »

Parasitic worm increases susceptibility to TB infections

Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis recently conducted a study that demonstrates how an infection from a parasitic worm can make people more susceptible to contracting tuberculosis (TB) infections. Read More »

Vitamin D deficiency inhibits immune recovery for HIV patients

University of Georgia researchers have discovered that a deficiency of vitamin D may inhibit the efficacy of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) treatments in adults who are HIV positive. Read More »

$3 million grant to fund fight against drug-resistant malaria in Laos

The government of Laos and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) recently made an agreement for a $3 million grant that will support the response efforts against the spread of malaria in the region. Read More »

Study shows safe spaces crucial to community-based HIV prevention

Oregon State University researchers have found that safe spaces have a crucial part in community-based HIV prevention, and that creating and maintaining these spaces are important parts of the prevention effort because they give people social support. Read More »

Scripps researchers discover target of anti-HIV antibodies

Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) recently discovered a trait in anti-HIV antibodies that could be used as a new weapon against HIV. Read More »

WHO outlines response to Yemen's dengue fever outbreak

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a document with various facts and figures that outline the agency’s response to a dengue fever outbreak that took place in Yemen in 2015. Read More »

Kenya, Nigeria receive grants to improve health services

Kenya and Nigeria recently received grants from the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) to improve laboratory services based in Kenya and improve the biosecurity infrastructure based in Nigeria. Read More »

Universal flu vaccine patent approved in South Korea

BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd. recently gained approval for its Multimeric Multi-Epitope Polypeptide Influenza Vaccines series patent in South Korea. Read More »

UAE conducts national measles immunization campaign

The Ministry of Health in the United Arab Emirates is conducting a month-long, free national vaccination campaign to protect its citizens against measles. Read More »

Scripps researchers find compounds to treat tuberculosis

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found some new compounds that may be the future of treating tuberculosis (TB). TB was been one of the leading killers throughout history. Read More »

Antiretroviral drug protects breastfeeding babies from HIV-infected mothers

BodyScientists recently conducted a study in four nations located in Africa to determine that administering a liquid antiretroviral drug treatment to breastfeeding babies effectively protects the children from contracting HIV infections from mothers who have HIV. Read More »

University of Maryland's Ebola vaccine declared safe and effective

A recent clinical trial shows that a new Ebola vaccine (ChAd3-EBO-Z) provokes a strong immune response and has positive toleration in adults living in Mali and in the U.S. Read More »