WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

Toxic HIV protein changes neural networks

Scientists from the University of Minnesota recently discovered that the transactivator of transcription (Tat) protein in HIV infections changes neural networks so the neurons adjust to the toxic presence of Tat in the body. Read More »

US grants $21 million to India’s fight against TB

The U.S. Agency for International Development recently granted three new awards to India as its government strives to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) from the nation. Read More »

Tuberculosis rates, deaths steadily decline in Kazakhstan

The Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Kazakhstan recently announced that there has been steady progress made in decreasing tuberculosis (TB) mortality and incidence rates throughout the last decade. Read More »

Tulane study indicates flu spreads through Super Bowl celebrations

Scientists from Tulane University recently conducted a study showing that Super Bowl celebrations in cities that have teams in the Super Bowl led to more flu deaths among seniors than in other cities. Read More »

$65.1 million initiative to boost malaria fight in Africa

UNITAID and the Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC) recently developed a new $65.1 million initiative that is designed to improve malaria control while fighting insecticide resistance. Read More »

Study shows flu vaccine's effectiveness varies for pregnant women

Scientists recently conducted a study that demonstrates that pregnant women have different T-follicular helper (Thf) cell expansion according to their trimester, which affects the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine. Read More »

Study demonstrates Cistus incanus role in antiviral activity

Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen recently conducted a study that shows extracts from Cistus incanus (Ci), a medicinal plant, may be able to protect cells from being infected with HIV. Read More »

Adenosine deaminase may improve immune response against HIV

A recent study published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that adenosine deaminase (ADA) can heighten the immune response against HIV by decreasing cellular action that inhibit defenses. Read More »

University of Minnesota study detects method to stop HIV’s spread

Researchers from the University of Minnesota have detected a new way to use RNA-based drug 5-aza-C to stop HIV infections from spreading throughout the body. Read More »

Iraq launches inactivated polio vaccine for infants

Now that Iraq has added the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) to its national immunization program, children throughout the nation will receive vaccinations against six significant childhood diseases. Read More »

Copenhagen scientists discover new details about HIV's spread

New research from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark shows that innate lymphoid cells (ILC) may have an important part in better understanding how HIV spreads through the body. Read More »

Uganda sends health teams to fight malaria

Uganda's Ministry of Health recently sent 374 health workers to the nation's northern area to fight an ongoing malaria epidemic. Read More »

Kansas confirms first four influenza cases for 2015-16 season

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recently confirmed its first four influenza cases for the 2015-16 influenza season. Read More »

Eastern European HIV and TB patients suffer higher mortality risks

People who have HIV and tuberculosis (TB) infections while residing in Eastern Europe have a higher chance of death than similar patients living in Latin America and Western Europe. Read More »

GSK seeks approval to administer flu vaccine to children 6 months and older

Officials at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) recently submitted the paperwork for a supplement Biologics License Application for the Flulaval Quadrivalent influenza vaccine to the Food and Drug Administration. Read More »

Bavarian Nordic enters partnership to create MRSA vaccine

Bavarian Nordic recently became part of a joint collaboration involving the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Evaxion Biotech -- a Danish biotechnology company -- to develop a vaccine for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Read More »

Some London boroughs face significantly high TB rates

A recent report issued from the London Assembly shows there are specific boroughs within London that have significantly high tuberculosis rates, despite the nation’s efforts to eliminate the disease. Read More »

New compound may fight various influenza strains

A recent study shows a new antiviral drug may help protect people from a wide variety of influenza strains, as the compound works independently from the immune system. Read More »

Areas with limited resources gain tools for real-time outbreak surveillance

Researchers recently created a genome sequencing laboratory that can be transported in a suitcase, giving areas with limited resources access to real-time outbreak surveillance for diseases in their regions. Read More »

GenScript accelerates Zika virus vaccine development

GenScript, a global supplier of gene-synthesis services, is rushing to develop and deliver DNA constructs as part of the response against the recent outbreak of Zika virus. Read More »