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2014-05-01 08:31:56

"Through Love of Self, Family and Community, Empowering Black Women to End AIDS" MENLO PARK, Calif., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen time Grammy Award-winning artist and HIV advocate Alicia Keys will join with Greater Than AIDS and ESSENCE to headline a special ESSENCE Empowerment Experience panel on Friday, July 4(th) (specific time to be announced) in New Orleans on "Through Love of Self, Family and Community, Empowering Black Women to End AIDS."...

2014-04-30 23:25:05

HIVPeopleMeet.com is an online dating site caters to people with HIV AIDS, and there are plenty of HIV positive people from all over the world, looking for a partner who has the similar health condition. Los Angeles, California, USA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Dating is hard enough, and it will be more difficult when comes to people with any type of STD. This is why HIVPeopleMeet.com has been launched. It caters to people with HIV AIDS, and there are plenty of HIV positive people from all over...

2014-04-30 10:32:38

Discovery raises hope for new methods to prevent the spread of HIV Researchers have discovered a new class of proteins capable of blocking the HIV virus from penetrating T-cells, raising hope that the proteins could be adapted for use in gels or sexual lubricants to provide a potent barrier against HIV infection. The proteins, called cnidarins, were found in a feathery coral collected in waters off Australia's northern coast. Researchers zeroed in on the proteins after screening...

2014-04-30 09:35:16

People infected with HIV whose immune cells have low cholesterol levels experience much slower disease progression, even without medication, according to University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health research that could lead to new strategies to control infection. The Pitt Public Health researchers found that low cholesterol in certain cells, which is likely an inherited trait, affects the ability of the body to transmit the virus to other cells. The discovery, funded by the...

2014-04-29 23:02:03

Riverdale Urgent Care offers the local community some useful advice during STD Awareness Month. Bronx, NY (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 April is STD Awareness Month and Riverdale Urgent Care wants to offer some helpful advice to the community regarding safety and STDs. Hundreds of thousands of Americans contract an STD every year. Although HIV is not a highly contagious infectious disease, other STDs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, herpes, venereal warts and syphilis...

2014-04-28 12:16:07

A study tracing the evolution of HIV in North America involving researchers at Simon Fraser University has found evidence that the virus is slowly adapting over time to its human hosts. However, this change is so gradual that it is unlikely to have an impact on vaccine design. “Much research has focused on how HIV adapts to antiviral drugs—we wanted to investigate how HIV adapts to us, its human hosts, over time,” says lead author Zabrina Brumme, an assistant professor in SFU’s...

2014-04-26 12:20:58

DALLAS, April 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RnRMarketResearch.com offers Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Therapeutics in Major Developed Markets to 2019 - Early Stage Pipeline Shows Diversity of Novel Targets though Commercial Impact Remains Distant and HIV Therapeutics in Major Developed Markets to 2019 - Limited Pipeline Efficacy Improvement, Patent Expirations and Stringent Healthcare Spending to Suppress Market Growth research reports in its store. Human Immunodeficiency Virus...

2014-04-24 12:30:09

NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) have discovered a new vulnerable site on HIV that antibodies can attack to prevent infection from a broad range of the virus' many variants. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131210/DC30761LOGO "HIV has very few known sites of vulnerability, but in this work we've described a new one, and we expect it will be useful in developing a...

2014-04-24 08:34:57

Easy-to-use CD4 analysis platform tailored to meet the needs of resource-limited settings SAN JOSE, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Biosciences, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced the launch of the BD FACSPresto(TM) Near Patient CD4 Counter system that provides absolute and percentage results of CD4 T lymphocytes and hemoglobin (Hb) concentration in whole blood samples to stage and...

2014-04-23 16:31:29

First treatment approved for patients with rare blood disorder HORSHAM, Pa., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Biotech, Inc. ["Janssen"] today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved SYLVANT(TM) (siltuximab) for the treatment of patients with multicentric Castleman's disease (MCD) who are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) negative and human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) negative. SYLVANT was not studied in patients with MCD who are HIV positive or HHV-8...


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Sooty Mangabey, Cercocebus atys
2012-06-28 20:49:18

The sooty mangabey (Cercocebus atys) is an Old World Monkey that can be found throughout the area stretching from Senegal to eastern Ghana. Its other common names include the white-naped mangabey, the white-crowned mangabey, and the white-collared mangabey, which causes some confusion with the collared mangabey. There are currently two recognized subspecies of this mangabey, although they can be considered distinct species. The sooty mangabey resides in forests within its range, preferring...

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2011-02-23 20:58:48

Simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), also known as African Green Monkey virus, is a retrovirus able to infect at least 33 species of African primates. SIV has been present in monkeys and apes for at least 32,000 years, probably longer. Strains from two of these primate species have crossed the barriers into humans resulting in HIV-2 and HIV-1. Contraction involves contact with the blood of chimps that are often hunted for bushmeat in Africa. SIV infections appear in many cases to be...

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2011-01-26 14:08:59

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a lentivirus, causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) which is a condition in humans were the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections. Infection is transferred through bodily fluids where HIV is present as both free virus particles and within infected immune cells. The four most common routes of infection are unsafe sex, contaminated needles, breast milk, and transmission from an infected mother to her...

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2011-01-12 16:27:29

The common cold is a viral disease of the upper respiratory system, caused primarily by rhinoviruses and coronaviruses. Symptoms usually include a cough, sore throat, runny nose, and a fever. There is no known treatment to shorten the duration of the virus yet the cold normally dissipates after 7 to 10 days. It is the most common infectious disease in humans who on average are infected two to four times a year in adults. It can also be called a upper respiratory tract infection. Other...

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2011-01-05 13:01:59

The African Swine Fever virus, ASFV, is a double-stranded DNA virus that replicates in the cytoplasm of infected cells. It can affect most pigs, wild and domesticated, as well as soft ticks. It is the only virus with a DNA genome that is transmitted by arthropods. The virus causes a lethal hemorrhagic disease in domestic pigs which sometimes leads to death in as little as a week. In every other species the virus causes no discernible disease. The virus is endemic to Sub-Saharan Africa...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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