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HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in African children: More research needed

HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in African children: More research needed

Researchers from LSTM have called for more research to be carried out into HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in children in sub-Saharan Africa. In a paper in The Lancet Infectious Diseases LSTM’s Professor Russell Stothard, working with colleagues in the department of Parasitology and researchers from Cape Western Reserve University, in Cleveland Ohio, University of Cambridge and the Royal Veterinary College looked at previous research into the joint burden of HIV/AIDS and schistosomiasis of children, and found that while disease-specific control interventions are continuing, potential synergies in the control efforts for the two diseases have not been investigated. Continue reading

HIV-positive women respond well to HPV vaccine, study shows

HIV-positive women respond well to HPV vaccine, study shows

HIV-positive women respond well to a vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV), even when their immune system is struggling, according to newly published results of an international clinical trial. Continue reading

Possible target to combat muscle wasting

Possible target to combat muscle wasting

The pathological atrophy of skeletal muscle is a serious biomedical problem for which no effective treatment is currently available. Those most affected populations are the elderly diagnosed with sarcopenia and patients with cancer, AIDS, and other infectious diseases that develop cachexia. A study by scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), headed by Antonio Zorzano, also full professor of the University of Barcelona, reveals a potential therapeutic target to tackle muscle wasting in these risk populations Continue reading

‘Neurosteroid’ found to prevent brain injury caused by HIV/AIDS

‘Neurosteroid’ found to prevent brain injury caused by HIV/AIDS

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Antibiotics cut death rate for malnourished children

Antibiotics cut death rate for malnourished children

Jan. 30, 2013 — Severely malnourished children are far more likely to recover and survive when given antibiotics along with a therapeutic peanut-based food than children who are simply treated with the therapeutic food alone, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St Continue reading

Discovery of sexual mating in Candida albicans could provide insights into infections

Discovery of sexual mating in Candida albicans could provide insights into infections

Jan. 30, 2013 — Like many fungi and one-celled organisms, Candida albicans , a normally harmless microbe that can turn deadly, has long been thought to reproduce without sexual mating. Continue reading

Discovery of sexual mating in Candida albicans could provide insights into infections

Discovery of sexual mating in Candida albicans could provide insights into infections

Jan. 30, 2013 — Like many fungi and one-celled organisms, Candida albicans , a normally harmless microbe that can turn deadly, has long been thought to reproduce without sexual mating. Continue reading

Penicillin, not the pill, may have launched the sexual revolution

Penicillin, not the pill, may have launched the sexual revolution

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HIV-like viruses in non-human primates have existed much longer than previously thought

HIV-like viruses in non-human primates have existed much longer than previously thought

Jan. 24, 2013 — Viruses similar to those that cause AIDS in humans were present in non-human primates in Africa at least 5 million years ago and perhaps up to 12 million years ago, according to study published January 24 in the Open Access journal PLOS Pathogens by scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Until now, researchers have hypothesized that such viruses originated much more recently Continue reading

Handheld mobile device performs laboratory-quality HIV testing

Handheld mobile device performs laboratory-quality HIV testing

Jan. 18, 2013 — New research appearing in Clinical Chemistry , the journal of AACC, shows that a handheld mobile device can check patients’ HIV status with just a finger prick, and synchronize the results in real time with electronic health records. Continue reading