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2014-07-21 11:19:15

The JAMA Network Journals Among heterosexual African couples in which the male was HIV positive and the female was not, receipt of antiretroviral pre-exposure preventive (PrEP) therapy did not result in significant differences in pregnancy incidence, birth outcomes, and infant growth compared to females who received placebo, according to a study in the July 23/30 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on HIV/AIDS. The authors note that these findings do not provide a definitive conclusion regarding...

2014-07-16 08:29:36

FREDERICK, Md., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ImQuest Pharmaceuticals was recently notified by the US Food and Drug Administration of the approval of its Investigational New Drug (IND) application to study the safety in Phase 1 clinical trials of its vaginal gel containing the nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase HIV Inhibitor IQP-0528. Preclinical studies have shown that IQP-0528 is highly effective against virus strains found throughout the world, prevents HIV transmission in...

2014-07-03 10:51:21

American Society for Microbiology A novel intravaginal ring implanted with anti-retroviral drug tablets, or pods, demonstrated sustained and controlled drug release and safety over 28 days, according to a paper published ahead of print in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. The ring, designed to prevent transmission of HIV, was tested in pig-tailed macaque monkeys, and is engineered to be inexpensive, all the better for use in developing countries, says corresponding author Marc Baum....

2014-06-26 20:22:23

DURHAM, N.C., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Health Decisions, the full-service CRO of choice for forward-looking biopharma and medical device companies, today announced database lock for Evofem's phase 3 study of Amphora® nonhormonal contraceptive gel, the largest trial ever conducted of a nonhormonal contraceptive. Database lock marks an important milestone toward regulatory approval for Amphora, a potential alternative to Conceptrol®, the brand name of nonoxynol-9, the...

2014-05-08 04:21:53

Latest innovative collaboration from the Janssen Global Public Health group and significant contribution to Johnson & Johnson's wider efforts to improve public health worldwide CORK, Ireland, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen R&D Ireland Ltd. (Janssen) today announced that it has expanded its collaboration with the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) for the development and delivery of dapivirine (TMC120) for the prevention of HIV. This is the latest innovative...

Researcher Finds Soy Sauce Molecule May Unlock Drug Therapy For HIV Patients
2014-05-05 03:45:36

Jeff Sossamon / Roger Meissen, University of Missouri Compounds can be 70 times more potent than Tenofovir, a first-line HIV regimen For HIV patients being treated with anti-AIDS medications, resistance to drug therapy regimens is commonplace. Often, patients develop resistance to first-line drug therapies, such as Tenofovir, and are forced to adopt more potent medications. Virologists at the University of Missouri now are testing the next generation of medications that stop HIV from...

2013-11-14 12:55:19

Research to be presented at world's largest pharmaceutical sciences meeting Researchers developed a first-of-its-kind microbicide gel formulation that shows promise for safe vaginal and rectal administration to prevent the sexual transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This research is being presented at the 2013 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, the world's largest pharmaceutical sciences meeting, in San Antonio, Nov....

New Technology Combining Contraception, HIV And Herpes Simplex Virus-2 Prevention
2013-11-12 12:19:08

CONRAD Multipurpose prevention technologies featured at AAPS Annual Meeting and International Conference on Family Planning CONRAD Head of drug delivery, Meredith Clark, PhD, today presented preclinical data on a new intravaginal ring that provides contraception as well as HIV-1 and HSV-2 prevention at the 2013 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Antonio, Texas. This multipurpose prevention technology (MPT) can remain in the...

HIV Prevention For Women Through New Intravaginal Ring
2013-09-28 05:09:09

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The HIV/AIDS epidemic often has a woman's face because the proportion of women infected with HIV has been on the rise for a decade. For example, in sub-Saharan Africa, women constitute 60 percent of people living with disease. Preventative drugs are available, but they are often ineffective, especially in light of financial and cultural barriers in developing nations. The answer, according to a new study published in the Proceedings...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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