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2014-08-12 16:27:48

Alan Schmaljohn, Ph.D. has studied Ebola virus for decades through U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Disease BALTIMORE, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the number of lives taken by the Ebola virus in West Africa has surpassed 1,000, and the U.S. prepares as rapidly as it can, it is clear that little is known in the medical community about the virus. In fact, some experts point out that the number of medical professionals who can properly diagnose and...

2014-01-07 08:30:37

BALTIMORE, January 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine wholeheartedly supports U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) in his efforts to pass the REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act, which will modernize laws based on scientific research, and outlaw unfair criminal discrimination against HIV infected individuals. Thirty-two states have laws based on perceived exposure to HIV, and 13 states have laws that...

2012-05-29 09:02:10

Potential role in HIV treatment and prevention under study Scientists have identified a new HIV-suppressing protein in the blood of people infected with the virus. In laboratory studies, the protein, called CXCL4 or PF-4, binds to HIV such that it cannot attach to or enter a human cell. The research was led by Paolo Lusso, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the Section of Viral Pathogenesis in the Laboratory of Immunoregulation at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part...

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2011-06-05 09:05:00

Timothy Ray Brown, an HIV-positive American, known as "the Berlin patient," has become an icon for the potential end of a disease that has claimed the lives of countless millions, and has also become a sign of hope for scientists who are trying to end the AIDS pandemic.Remarkable scientific advances since HIV was first discovered 30 years ago this week mean the virus is no longer a death sentence. Thanks to tests that detect HIV early on, new drugs that have been developed that can control...

2010-07-19 12:12:00

Faith-Based Volunteers Provide "Safe Haven" for Testing BALTIMORE, July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of volunteers and medical staff took to the streets of Baltimore's communities to encourage individuals to visit one of fourteen free HIV testing locations located across the city. The group of volunteers is led by the JACQUES Initiative, a program of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, in partnership with the Maryland...

2009-10-15 08:00:00

Board Certified OB-GYN and immediate Past President of the New Jersey Obstetrical and Gynecological Society Shares Thoughts on Natural Treatments HACKENSACK, N.J., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to NAMS (North American Menopause Society), 6,000 U.S. women reach menopause each day, more than two million a year. For the majority of women, hot flashes, night sweats, irritability and mood swings significantly hamper their lifestyles. For years, women have searched for a...

2009-05-08 09:00:00

"HIV/AIDS Remains the Number One Global Health Threat" WASHINGTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, HIV co-discoverers Drs. Robert C. Gallo, director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Luc A. Montagnier, president of the World Foundation for AIDS Research and Prevention, called on international organizations and governments to immediately implement six objectives to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic. They made the announcement today at...

2009-03-09 16:33:24

French researcher Luc Montagnier, who helped discover HIV, is accused by an inventor of allegedly stealing a technique that could cure AIDS. Bruno Robert claims he has the intellectual property to a technique that uses electromagnetic signals to pinpoint HIV, or the human immunodeficiency virus, and other diseases, Britain's Daily Telegraph reported Monday. Robert, who registered a patent for the process in November 2005, said he showed Montagnier his work on electromagnetic waves earlier...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'