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NIH Launches Large Clinical Trials of Antibody-based HIV Prevention

April 8, 2016 9:47 am | by NIH/NIAID | News | Comments

The volunteers in both studies will be adults at high risk for HIV infection, but HIV-negative when they enter the study.  Read more...


HIV Can Develop Resistance to CRISPR/Cas9

April 8, 2016 9:45 am | by Cell Press | News | Comments

The CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing platform may need a little bit more tweaking before it can be used as an effective antiviral, reports a study published April 7 in Cell Reports.  Read more...


Poll: Some Key Gaps in Americans' Knowledge About Zika Virus

April 8, 2016 9:38 am | by Lauren Neergard and Emily Swanson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Americans don't know a lot about the Zika virus that is linked to birth defects and creeping steadily closer to the U.S., according to a new poll that found about 4 in 10 say they've heard little to nothing about the mosquito-borne threat. Read more...


J&J Unveils New Health Initiatives in Africa

April 8, 2016 8:47 am | News | Comments

The company broke ground on new public health operations in Cape Town. Read more...


Fruit Flies Live Longer on Lithium

April 8, 2016 8:44 am | by University College London | News | Comments

Different doses of lithium chloride were given to 160 adult flies to measure the effect on lifespan. Read more...


Scientists Identify Possible Double Whammy to Attack Leukemia

April 8, 2016 8:40 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Researchers discovered a potential double drug combination against B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Read more...


UCLA Study Yields Key to Effective Personalized Medicine

April 7, 2016 1:57 pm | by UCLA | News | Comments

A team of UCLA bioengineers and surgeons has taken a major step toward the future of healthcare. Read more...


IBU Will Delay Rulings on Meldonium Doping

April 7, 2016 1:52 pm | by James Ellingworth, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

There have been at least 123 doping cases involving meldonium since it became illegal on Jan. 1. Read more...


California Scientific Institutions Collaborate on Human Vaccines Project

April 7, 2016 12:03 pm | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

Four La Jolla-based scientific institutions — University of California, San Diego, J. Craig Venter Institute, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, and the Scripps Research Institute — are teaming up to create a new Human Vaccines Project scientific hub. Read more...


Allergan, Heptares Enter Multi-Billion Alzheimer's R&D Alliance

April 7, 2016 10:04 am | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Articles | Comments

The partnership was revealed hours after the Pfizer merger officially ended. Read more...


Epilepsy Drug May Not Increase Risk of Birth Defects

April 7, 2016 9:37 am | News | Comments

Babies born to pregnant women taking the epilepsy drug lamotrigine may not be at an increased risk of birth defects, such as cleft lip, cleft palate or clubfoot, according to a study published in the April 6, 2016, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Read more...


White House to Transfer Ebola Funds to Combat Zika Virus

April 7, 2016 8:50 am | by Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | News | Comments

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter before the White House announcement. Read more..


Results of World's First Study on New Treatment for Heroin Addiction

April 7, 2016 8:47 am | News | Comments

The results of the ground-breaking SALOME research, published in the JAMA Psychiatry, show chronic heroin addiction now has another effective treatment tool - hyrdomorphone, a licensed pain medication. Read more...


New Weapon Against Breast Cancer

April 7, 2016 8:43 am | by Harvard Gazette | News | Comments

The study builds on earlier research finding that women already identified as having a high risk of developing cancer. Read more...


Engineers Develop Pill for Long-Term Drug Release

April 7, 2016 8:39 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Scientists have previously explored using this kind of material for drug delivery to the GI tract. Read more...



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