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In science news around the world, the critically endangered saiga antelope faces a new threat from a livestock virus in Mongolia, the Bill &Melinda Gates Foundation gives a global health trends institute at the University of Washington a big financial boost, Russia's health ministry decides the country cannot afford to spend $1.2 billion to ramp up the response to its burgeoning HIV/AIDS epidemic, a new Pew Research Center poll reveals that 82% of Americans think the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine should be required for public school entry, and more. Also, scientists remind U.S. President Donald Trump that torture doesn't work, the Doomsday Clock ticks closer to midnight, and more from Trump's first week in office. And Science chats with evolutionary biologist Michael Eisen, who last week announced he will run for a Senate seat to bring greater attention to the need for scientific advice in policymaking.
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) are joining those from three other organizations on one of the largest family-based childhood obesity studies ever conducted in the hopes of combating what has become a national epidemic.
Respiratory Infections with Particular Emphasis on Influenza Virus Activity in Persons Over 14 Years of Age in the Epidemic Season 2016/2017 in Poland. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2018 Jun 20;: Authors: Kowalczyk D, Szymański K, Cieślak K, Hallmann-Szelińska E, Brydak LB Abstract Influenza viruses cause respiratory infections every epidemic season regardless of the patient's age. The aim of this study was to determine the activity of respiratory viruses in the epidemic season 2016/2017 in Poland, with particular emphasis on influenza viruses among people aged over 14. There were 2982 clinical samples tak...
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from IAS 2018.Medscape HIV/AIDS
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Scientists at San Antonio ’s Texas Biomedical Research Institute are studying the effectiveness of promising experimental cancer chemotherapy drugs in defeating another life-threatening disease — tuberculosis, or TB. That exploration could help beat back an illness that has surpassed AIDS as the world’s single most lethal infectious disease. A scientific team led by Texas Biomed’s Eusondia Arnett have pinpointed a mechanism in regulating cell death called apoptosis that is a potential…
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) Aziza Mwisongo has advised the Ministry of health to speedily consider adopting for the new typhoid vaccine.
An interactive online map made by global health experts in the US has begun to rank countries around the world on their ability to cope with and prepare for an 'inevitable' disease epidemic.
Authors: Bhurani V, Mohankrishnan A, Morrot A, Dalai SK Abstract The ultimate goal of any vaccine is to generate a heterogeneous and stable pool of memory lymphocytes. Vaccine are designed with the hope to generate antigen specific long-lived T cell responses, as it may be the case in natural infection; however, inducing such response by sub-unit vaccine has been a challenge. Although significant progress has been made, there is lot of scope for designing novel vaccine strategies by taking cues from the natural infection. This review focuses upon the roadblocks and the possible ways to overcome them leading to deve...
GlaxoSmithKline and Gilead Sciences will be showcasing rival strategies for fighting the AIDS virus at next month ’s global AIDS conference.
Conclusions: Current imaging cannot accurately characterize the functional status of the CVN or predict an assistive device benefit. Children who would have otherwise been denied a CI exhibited auditory responses after implantation. A CI should be considered in children with abnormal CVN. Furthermore, imaging acquisition protocols need standardization for clear temporal bone imaging.Audiol Neurotol 2018;23:48 –57