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Skin bugs protects body from infection


July 29th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Bugs that normally inhabit the skin may actually protect the body from infection, shows a study.By the virtue of being the largest organ of the body, ... Read more...

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Pharma bigwigs join hands for new TB drug


June 27th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Pharmaceutical companies and research institutions in association with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have stepped up efforts to aid research on a new drug ... Read more...

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Common parasite linked to severe birth defects


April 15th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Scientists have identified specific strains of the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, which may account for premature births and severe birth defects in the US. Pregnant women can ... Read more...

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Here’s how E. coli bacterium causes illness


March 15th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A new study has explained how the O157:H7 strain of Escherichia coli causes infection and thrives by manipulating the host immune response.Scientists at the National Institute of ... Read more...

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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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HIV pill could lessen infection risk among healthy gays


November 26th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 26 (IANS) A pill used to treat people with HIV when given to healthy gay and bisexual men during a three-year global trial lessened their chances of infection, says a ... Read more...

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Scientists explore 1510 influenza pandemic and lessons learned


November 13th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, have explored the 1510 pandemic and what we have learned since ... Read more...

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Scientists review fate of pandemic H1N1 flu virus


September 29th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): In a new commentary, scientists have reviewed the fates of previous pandemic influenza viruses in the years following a pandemic and speculate on possible future courses for the ... Read more...

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New test top diagnoseTB proves effective, convenient


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 2 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a molecular test designed to easily diagnose tuberculosis (TB) and detect a drug-resistant form of the bacterium that causes TB can provide much ... Read more...

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How malaria-causing parasites survive inside human blood cells


August 5th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new metabolic pathway used by malaria-causing parasites that apparently helps them survive inside human blood cells.The finding, by researchers supported by the National ... Read more...

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Single shot vaccine for all flu types in offing


July 16th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) A "universal" flu vaccine that protects against many strains of virus could be available within a few years, scientists have said. They believe that they have solved the ... Read more...

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Unearthing Of Antibodies Could Assist The Discovery Of An AIDS Vaccine


July 9th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 9, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A study on Science, published this Thursday, has declared that the American scientists have unearthed the most effectual HIV antibodies up to now. These could ... 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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2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza vaccine protects mice from 1918 flu virus


June 16th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): In a study on rodents, researchers found that a 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza vaccine nullified the effect of 1918 flu virus.Led by Dr. Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, of Mount Sinai ... Read more...

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MIT scientists devise better way to detect food allergies


May 24th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) About 30 percent of Americans believe they have food allergies. However, the actual number is far smaller -- closer to five percent, according to a recent study. The study, ... Read more...

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Experimental vaccine protects monkeys from Ebola virus


May 22nd, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) An experimental vaccine protects monkeys from not only the two of the deadliest Ebola virus species, but also against a newer Ebola variant BEBOV, identified in 2007. Ebola symptoms ... 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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Study shows experimental immune-boosting drug worsens TB in mice


April 13th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Scientists from the National Institutes of Health have found that an experimental drug that boosts production of the immune system protein interferon worsens tuberculosis (TB) in mice.The drug ... Read more...

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H1N1 Swine Flu Can Swiftly Become Drug-Resistant


March 29th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
March 29, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The H1N1 swine flu virus can build up opposition speedily to antivirals utilized to take care of it. This fact has been reported by some ... Read more...

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New discovery may help prevent malaria transmission


March 12th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): A research team from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has made a novel discovery that could help ... Read more...

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Experimental vaccine shows promise against chikungunya


March 5th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 5 (ANI): Scientists have developed an experimental vaccine for chikungunya virus and successfully tested it in monkeys.The vaccine, developed by at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, ... 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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Healthy adults’ immune system primed to ward off 2009 H1N1 influenza


November 17th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Healthy adults may have a level of protective immune memory that can blunt the severity of infection caused by the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, according to a new ... Read more...

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Pregnant women mount strong immune response to single H1N1 flu vaccine dose


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Healthy pregnant women tend to develop a strong immune response following just one dose of 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine, according to initial results from an ongoing clinical trial.Sponsored ... Read more...

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Need for biomedical research in malaria eradication


November 1st, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): There is a need for biomedical research and new interventions to eradicate malaria worldwide, say scientists at National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute of Allergy and ... 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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New H1N1 influenza vaccine trial to be launched for asthma patients


October 10th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): Scientists at the National Institutes of Health are set to launch the first government-sponsored clinical trial in people with asthma.The trial is aimed at determining what dose of ... Read more...

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Vaccinating kids best way to prevent spread of swine flu


October 2nd, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) The optimal way to control swine flu, the H1N1 virus that has emerged as a current global threat, is to vaccinate children, says David Kimberlin, a medical expert. ... Read more...

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AIDS vaccine hailed as ‘historic milestone’


September 24th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 24 (ANI): An experimental AIDS vaccine has been found effective in reducing HIV infection by more than 31 per cent, say researchers.The Thailand Ministry of Public Health in collaboration with ... Read more...

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2009 H1N1 vaccine shows promise in children


September 22nd, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): The preliminary trials testing the efficacy of 2009 H1N1 vaccine in kids aged of 10 to 17 has shown promising results.The researchers found that a single 15-microgram dose ... Read more...

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2009 H1N1 influenza vaccines well tolerated, induce strong immune response in adults


September 12th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 12 (ANI): Early results from various clinical trials of 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccines in healthy adults seem to be quite encouraging, say U.S. health experts.The National Institute of Allergy ... Read more...

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‘Second wave of swine flu in UK to be less lethal than previously thought’


August 13th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 13 (ANI): Experts have predicted that a second more strong version of pandemic influenza, expected to hit UK later this year, may turn out to be less lethal than previously ... Read more...

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Predicting future course of 2009 H1N1 virus difficult, say researchers


August 12th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): Studying past influenza pandemics for gaining clues to the future course of 2009 H1N1 virus, a pair of American researchers have come to the conclusion that flu viruses ... Read more...

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