WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017

Patient files to block patents for two HIV drugs

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and an HIV patient in India recently filed an application to block ViiV Healthcare from receiving patents for two new important HIV drugs. Read More »

EU officials offer mid-season flu assessment

A mid-seasonal influenza risk assessment shows that type A viruses, especially A(H1N1)pdm09, are the dominant strains for European Union countries this year. Read More »

Nigerian officials conduct door-to-door visits to manage polio

Health care workers in Nigeria are conducting door-to-door visits among local residents to ensure Nigerians have received their polio vaccinations, as health professionals believe this will manage the disease's spread. Read More »

ViiV Healthcare releases study results of HIV inhibitor

ViiV Healthcare, GSK's worldwide HIV specialist, recently released the positive results from its 41-week Phase IIa ÉCLAIR study to determine the tolerability, safety, satisfaction and dosing of an investigational monotherapy for potential HIV patients. Read More »

3-D protein map may help scientists develop malaria vaccine

Researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute recently developed the world’s first 3-D map of a protein that could prove crucial to identifying malaria parasites as they attack human red blood cells and spread throughout the body. Read More »

Experimental Ebola treatment trial shows inconclusive results

A non-randomized, multi-centered study evaluating favipiravir in treating 126 patients who had Ebola infections had inconclusive results. Read More »

Janssen Pharmaceutical leader says collaborations are critical in fight against HIV

HIV does not have one solution, which makes scientific collaborations vital for developing treatments and vaccines. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »