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Tenofovir Helps Prevent Contraction Of HIV
2013-06-13 13:20:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that a daily pill can prevent the contraction of HIV for intravenous drug users. The four-year study, which was published in The Lancet, boosts the argument of those advocating a preventative strategy called “¯pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. "This is a significant step forward for HIV prevention," Jonathan Mermin, a CDC spokesman who was not...

2013-04-29 11:36:57

A novel drug developed by Gilead Sciences and tested in an animal model at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio suppresses hepatitis B virus infection by stimulating the immune system and inducing loss of infected cells. In a study conducted at Texas Biomed's Southwest National Primate Research Center, researchers found that the immune modulator GS-9620, which targets a receptor on immune cells, reduced both the virus levels and the number of infected liver cells in...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.