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Maryland researchers produce experimental malaria vaccine

University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have conducted a new study and have produced an experimental vaccine that can protect adults from malaria for more than a year. Read More »

UCLA study tracks funding cuts in PREFAR program

The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PREFAR) has seen a dramatic decrease in funding in critical parts of its budget according to a UCLA study. Read More »

MIT develops new paper-based Zika virus test

MIT researchers have led a team in developing a paper-based test that can diagnose the Zika virus in just a few hours.  Read More »

New HIV infections in the US down, but well short of national goals

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have reported that the number of new HIV infections and the rate of transmission in the United States has dropped by 11 and 17 percent between 2010 and 2015.  Read More »

Meningitis Research Foundation gathers extra support to battle disease

The Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) acknowledged World Immunization Week by reporting progress in the hands-on training of health care workers in the nation of Malawi and partnerships with global and U.S. initiatives. Read More »

Growth in maternal-child health funding outpaces disease spending

Funding assistance allocated for improving the health of mothers and children in low- and middle-income nations has grown more rapidly over the past six years than has funding for diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. Read More »

Scientists discover human (host) protein with strong HIV implications

University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) scientists recently announced they have identified a new human (host) protein that potentially weakens the body’s immune response to HIV as well as other viruses. Read More »

Study shows Zika can be transmitted through sexual contact

A study has confirmed that the Zika virus, known to wreak havoc while masked by mild or no symptoms, can be transmitted not only through bites from infected Aedes mosquito but also via sexual contact. Read More »

Oklahoma officials try to track Zika incidents

Oklahoma’s State Department of Health (OSDH) has stepped up its attempts to canvas the state for possible cases of the deadly Zika virus despite the threat level remaining relatively low, officials announced from Oklahoma City recently. Read More »

Despite downward trend, at-risk groups prevent elimination of TB in Europe

In the wake of World TB Day, recently released data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and WHO/Europe show a surprising number of Europeans developed tuberculosis during 2014. Read More »

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