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2008-03-26 14:05:00

U.S. Officials pledged to overhaul efforts to find an effective AIDS vaccine during a summit with scientists. Until now, more money has been given to human trials that have turned up no promising results. Government officials said they hope a shift of funding to less expensive lab work and animal trials will be more successful."We need to turn the knob in the direction of discovery. That is unambiguous," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious...

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2008-03-10 13:15:00

NIAID describes research efforts aimed at reducing antimicrobial resistanceDrug resistance is making many diseases increasingly difficult - and sometimes impossible - to treat, according to Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. "Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis and invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are just two recent examples of this problem...

2006-03-29 17:07:11

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An experimental vaccine against H5N1 bird flu only appears to work at the very highest doses, meaning it will be harder than feared to protect the population against a pandemic, researchers said on Wednesday. The vaccine, made by a unit of Sanofi-Aventis and based on an H5N1 virus that killed a Vietnamese man in 2004, only produced a satisfactory immune response in volunteers at two doses of 90 micrograms each....

2006-03-09 12:35:00

NEW YORK -- Women and girls - get out your red ribbons. March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. As of 2004, 27 percent of new AIDS cases in the United States were in women -- and women of color, especially African American women, made up the majority of these new cases, according to the US Centers for Disease and Prevention. To raise awareness of this growing problem in the U.S. and globally, March 10th will mark the first National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness...

2006-01-23 18:20:51

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chimpanzee blood may provide a safer vaccine against smallpox, U.S. researchers reported on Monday. A vaccine made by splicing chimp and human antibodies was both safer and more effective than the current vaccine, which uses a live virus and has a high rate of side effects, the researchers reported. "This is an important finding in the race to develop effective measures against a potential bioterror attack involving the deadly smallpox virus," said Dr. Elias...

2005-11-11 00:45:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists in Hong Kong say they may have helped explain why the H5N1 bird flu virus kills so many healthy young adults -- it apparently causes a "storm" of immune system chemicals that overwhelms the patient. The H5N1 virus caused proteins known as cytokines to rush to infected lung tissue -- evidence of a so-called cytokine storm, an immune system overreaction that can be fatal. The study, published in the online medical...

2005-11-11 00:45:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON -- Scientists in Hong Kong say they may have helped explain why the H5N1 bird flu virus kills so many healthy young adults -- it apparently causes a "storm" of immune system chemicals that overwhelms the patient. The H5N1 virus caused proteins known as cytokines to rush to infected lung tissue -- evidence of a so-called cytokine storm, an immune system overreaction that can be fatal. The study, published in the online medical journal...

2005-11-01 12:50:00

Experiments in female monkeys have for the first time shown that when used in combination, vaginal gels known as microbicides can protect against an HIV-like virus. The research, funded largely by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), suggests that similar combination microbicides could potentially provide a safe, effective and practical way to prevent HIV transmission to women, according to study investigators. The...

2005-10-31 13:31:05

Research with female monkeys at the Tulane National Primate Research Center has for the first time shown that three different anti-viral agents in a vaginal gel protect the animals against an HIV-like virus. The research suggests that a microbicide using compounds that inhibit the processes by which HIV attaches to and enters target cells could potentially provide a safe, effective and practical way to prevent HIV transmission in women, according to study investigators. The study, published...

2005-10-15 07:11:41

By Darren Schuettler HAIPHONG, Vietnam (Reuters) - The next human pandemic is "inevitable" and the world must prepare now against bird flu and other potentially deadly viruses, a top U.S. government scientist said on Saturday. "It's been over 30 years since we've had a pandemic, so inevitably we are going to have a pandemic within a reasonable period of time," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "It's not a matter of when or...


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