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6-month drug regimen ‘reduces HIV risk for breastfeeding infants’


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that giving breastfeeding infants of HIV-infected mothers a daily dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for six months halved the risk of ... Read more...

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People with severe asthma need higher dose of H1N1 vaccine: Study


December 14th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A government-sponsored study has shown that a standard dose of H1N1 influenza vaccine appears to work well in people who have asthma, but older patients with severe asthma ... Read more...

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Universal influenza vaccine ‘on the anvil’


December 7th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): Taking various seasonal flu vaccines may become a thing of the past if researchers are able design a vaccine that gives decades-long protection from any flu virus strain.Anthony ... Read more...

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Antibodies that prevent HIV from infecting human cells found


July 9th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers have discovered two potent human antibodies that can stop more than 90 percent of known global HIV strains from infecting human cells in ... Read more...

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New hope in fight against HIV, TB


May 21st, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Scientists writing in an eminent American medical journal have expressed hope of dramatic changes in the fight against HIV and TB.According to authors of a special new issue ... Read more...

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Virus-like particle vaccine could offer protection against chikungunya virus


January 29th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): Using non-infectious virus-like particles (VLP), researchers at the National Institutes of Health have developed an experimental vaccine that could successfully protect macaques and mice against chikungunya virus.Chikungunya virus ... Read more...

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Trials to test H1N1 vaccine efficacy in HIV-infected pregnant women underway


October 10th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): Scientists have launched a trial to test the efficacy of 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine in HIV-infected pregnant women.The vaccine, manufactured by Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, contains inactivated 2009 ... Read more...

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Why even treated genital herpes sores boost the risk of HIV infection


August 3rd, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 3 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have made some findings that can explain why an infection that causes genital herpes increases a person's risk of developing HIV infection, even after ... Read more...

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Male circumcision ‘cuts risk of common STDs, but not syphilis’


March 26th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): Circumcision not only protects heterosexual men from HIV, but it also helps prevent two other sexually transmitted infections - herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), the cause of ... Read more...

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Anti-HIV gel shows promise in Aids prevention


February 10th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): In the first human clinical trial of its kind, a vaginal gel intended to prevent HIV infection in women has shown promise in fighting against the infection. Called ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for bone-degenerating diseases identified


February 9th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): An international group of scientists have discovered a potential therapeutic target for bone-degenerating diseases, such as osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis.The team have found a chemical mediator that ... Read more...

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Scientists develop novel mouse model for peanut allergy


January 13th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Chicago researchers have announced the development of new mouse model for food allergy that mimics symptoms generated during a reaction to peanuts.According to the experts at ... Read more...

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Modern plagues share certain features with ancient ones


November 22nd, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 22 (ANI): American researchers at the National Institute of Allergyh and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) say that modern plagues share certain common features with ancient ones. Talking about their observations ... Read more...

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Early testing, treatment dramatically prevents illness, death in HIV-positive babies


November 20th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that testing very young babies for HIV and giving antiretroviral therapy (ART) immediately to those found infected with the virus dramatically prevents ... Read more...

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Scientists decode genome of parasite behind malaria relapse


October 9th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 9 (ANI): Scientists at a New York University have decoded the complete genetic sequence of the parasite Plasmodium vivax - the leading cause of relapsing malaria - and compared ... Read more...

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Good gut bacteria may help body combat infections


October 3rd, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): The DNA of so-called "good bacteria," which normally thrives in the intestines, could help the human body in fighting infections, according to a new study. The findings of ... Read more...

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Monitoring exhaled nitric oxide does not improve asthma control


September 20th, 2008 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 20 (ANI): Monitoring levels of exhaled nitric oxide in teenagers having asthma and adjusting treatment accordingly has no influence in improving the course of the condition, according to a ... Read more...

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Bacterial pneumonia caused most deaths in 1918 flu pandemic


August 20th, 2008 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) Bacterial pneumonia, not flu virus alone, accounted for the bulk of deaths during the 1918 pandemic, according to researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ... Read more...

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AIDS vaccine search in US makes major U-turn after letdowns


July 27th, 2008 - 9:26 am ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, July 27 (DPA) After major disappointments, AIDS research in the US is making a significant turn away from human clinical trials and back to laboratory basics in the search for an ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil quick way to make human monoclonal antibodies against flu


May 1st, 2008 - 3:14 pm ICT by admin
London, May 1 (ANI): A new study report suggests that it is possible to rapidly produce infection-fighting proteins called human monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) in laboratory to fight influenza.The report says ... Read more...

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HIV persists in the gut despite prolonged therapy


February 14th, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): A new NIAID study has found that HIV can persist in the gut despite long-term treatment with antiretroviral drugs.Doctors have not been able to eliminate the virus from ... Read more...

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New cellular receptor for HIV identifed


February 11th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin
London, February 11 (ANI): Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), say that they have identified a new cellular receptor ... Read more...

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