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 »