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2012-09-20 16:33:47

A new study has found that even though HIV diversifies widely within infected individuals over time, the virus strains that ultimately are passed on through heterosexual transmission often resemble the strain of virus that originally infected the transmitting partner.

2012-07-23 14:49:38

Ending the global HIV/AIDS pandemic may be possible by implementing a multifaceted global effort that expands testing, treatment, and prevention programs, as well as meets the scientific challenges of developing an HIV vaccine and possibly a cure.

FDA Approval Gives Us A Chance To Fight Bioterrorism, Plague
2012-04-30 12:33:18

The FDA has announced its approval of the antibacterial agent levofloxacin, or “Levaquin,” to treat and prevent the plague. Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, Levaquin was approved under the FDA’s Animal Efficacy rule which allows results from animal testing to be studied if such tests on humans aren’t ethical or feasible.

2012-03-20 11:25:48

In the past decade, scientists have made significant progress building the critical knowledge and infrastructure needed to identify and develop novel tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidates and move the most promising ones into human clinical trials.

2012-02-03 11:42:18

Unpredictable, ever-changing and with potentially far-reaching effects on the fates of nations, infectious diseases are compelling actors in the drama of human history.

Experimental Potential HIV Vaccine Proves Promising In Monkeys
2012-01-05 10:02:23

An experimental vaccine tested in rhesus monkeys helped protect them from getting infected with Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) -- the primate version of HIV and AIDS -- and appears to make the disease more manageable in those who aren’t protected.

2011-12-23 01:27:51

The journal Science has chosen the HPTN 052 clinical trial (http://www.niaid.nih.gov/news/newsreleases/2011/Pages/HPTN052.aspx), an international HIV prevention trial sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, as the 2011 Breakthrough of the Year.

Government Silences Researchers' Work On Bird Flu Strains
2011-12-21 13:13:52

The U.S. government paid scientists to find out how the bird flu virus might mutate to become a bigger threat to people, but federal officials decided this information should be kept from the public.

2011-11-02 21:56:47

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infects nine out of ten people worldwide at some point during their lifetimes.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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