WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017

UK secondary schools initiate meningitis vaccination program

Health officials from the United Kingdom recently initiated a vaccination campaign in the nation’s secondary schools to guarantee that all high school and college students have protection from septicaemia and meningitis. Read More »

Study shows mass media coverage slows spread of epidemics

Researchers from York University in Canada and Shaanxi Normal University in China have found that mass media coverage of a particular epidemic can be used to slow the disease’s progress. Read More »

French scientists discover critical stage in evolution of TB

Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, France's National Center for Scientific Research and the Université Toulouse III recently discovered a critical stage that is part of the evolution of tuberculosis (TB) bacillus in developing pathogenicity. Read More »

Molecules and acid-sensitivity key to pandemic influenza

Researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital recently discovered that the hemagglutinin protein has a molecular property that was part of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza virus pandemic. Read More »

Research shows HIV reservoirs refill through replication during treatments

Scientists from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases recently conducted a study demonstrating that ongoing HIV replication continues even during antiretroviral therapy (ART) treatments. Read More »

FIND and McGill University enter agreement to focus on TB diagnostics

FIND recently made an agreement with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal to concentrate their united efforts on tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics. Read More »

Malawi's leaders accelerate AIDS response

The president and first lady of Malawi recently committed to accelerating the nation’s AIDS response in their efforts to eliminate the disease by 2030. Read More »

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 »