SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016

First in-human vaccine study looks at malaria from Plasmodium vivax

Scientists with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) recently conducted a human challenge model that tested a vaccine candidate for Plasmodium vivax malaria. Read More »

Experimental antibody shields monkeys from Ebola

Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a branch of the National Institutes of Health, recently developed an antibody that protects monkeys from developing Ebola infections. Read More »

MenB vaccine to be available to all children in Ireland

Leaders at the Meningitis Research Foundation recently applauded the decision to introduce the MenB vaccine into the Primary Childhood Immunization Schedule beginning in September. Read More »

Treated nets continue to show effectiveness against malaria

Scientists from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have stated that mosquito nets with insecticides may continue to be effective against malaria even though mosquitoes are becoming increasingly resistant to the treatment. Read More »

Study indicates low risk of Ebola transmission from bodily fluids of survivors

Scientists at the University of East Anglia recently conducted research, published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, that suggests the chance of contracting Ebola from a virus survivor is very low. Read More »

Study challenges strategy for developing vaccine for MERS-CoV

A recent Seoul National University College of Medicine study shows that the current strategy for developing a vaccine for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) needs to be improved, as the virus mutates during an outbreak so that it becomes less virulent. Read More »

University of Exeter team completes work on melioidosis vaccine

Scientists at the University of Exeter recently conducted 20 years of work on a vaccine for melioidosis (or Whitmore’s disease) that could protect countless people in many tropical areas from this typically deadly ilness. Read More »

WHO issues statement about spread of poliovirus

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a statement from its Eighth International Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee meeting about poliovirus spreading internationally. Read More »

WHO publishes clinical care guidance for Ebola survivors

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently published a clinical care document that outlines the interim guidance for the Ebola virus. Read More »

MRF disappointed with UK position on MenB vaccine

The Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) recently expressed its disappointment in the U.K. government’s answer to a petition to broaden the access of children to the MenB vaccine. Read More »

Dengue fever increases in Philippines province of Capiz

Philippines Provincial Health Officer Ayr Altavas recently announced that there has been a steep increase in dengue fever cases in Capiz. Read More »

Researchers take step toward eliminating coronaviruses like MERS

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) recently discovered new approaches for eliminating coronaviruses, like MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) through an important protein found in HKU1, a coronavirus related to the two syndromes. Read More »

State laws heighten influenza vaccination rates among health care workers

A new study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine shows that state laws requiring health care works to receive their influenza vaccines can raise the vaccination rates. Read More »

Scientists discover potential antibodies through early stage study of HIV infection

Duke Human Vaccine Institute researchers recently harvested some rare, potent antibodies from a person with an HIV infection to determine whether the sequential structures will help develop an HIV vaccine. Read More »

Burundi Red Cross launches 2016 malaria prevention campaign

The Burundi Red Cross and its partners recently launched a campaign to help prevent the spread of malaria in the region. Read More »

Health care for children prioritized as meningitis increases in Togo

Health professionals in the West African nation of Togo have decided to prioritize care for children because of the rising rates of meningitis. Read More »

Zolodrenic acid may prevent early bone loss for HIV patients undergoing ART

A recent Emory University School of Medicine study shows that one dose of zoledronic acid could prevent bone loss among patients with HIV infections who are undergoing antiretroviral therapy (ART). Read More »

Illinois study shows interactions between HIV and cellular defender

A new University of Illinois study offers a clear view of how an HIV capsid, which is a protein coat allowing HIV to attack the host’s nucleus, can invade the human cells that are designed to defend the body. Read More »

Use of Option B+ therapy shows reduction of maternal transmission of HIV

Columbia University researchers conducted a study in Swaziland to find that applying Option B+ has helped increase the amount of women who begin antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV infections. Read More »

Genetic clues from Black Death may help scientists fight HIV and hepatitis C

A recent study from the University of Cincinnati suggests that genetic clues from the Black Death may be helpful in developing antiretroviral drug therapy treatments for people with HIV and hepatitis C infections. Read More »