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Research Shows Anti-HIV Medicines Can Cause Damage to Fetal Hearts

Just-published findings in the journal AIDS raise concern about potential long-term harmful impact of “antiretroviral therapy” on in-utero infants whose mothers are HIV-positive, but who are not infected with HIV themselves.

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Halting the Hijacker: Cellular Targets to Thwart Influenza Virus Infection

In a comprehensive new study published today in the journal Cell Host and Microbe, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Yoshihiro Kawaoka and a team of researchers have revealed methods for thwarting influenza viruses by shutting down the cellular machinery they need, like cutting the fuel line on a bank robber’s getaway car.

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University of Maryland School of Medicine Carries Out a Human Trial of Experimental Ebola Vaccine

The Baltimore study is the second Ebola vaccine trial being led by the University of Maryland School of Medicine CVD, the first currently taking place in Mali, West Africa. The Mali trial is being performed by CVD-Mali in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Mali.

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Nasal Spray Vaccine Has Potential for Long-Lasting Protection from Ebola Virus

A nasal vaccine in development by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has been shown to provide long-term protection for non-human primates against the deadly Ebola virus.

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Natural Gut Viruses Join Bacterial Cousins in Maintaining Health and Fighting Infections

Microbiologists at NYU Langone Medical Center say they have what may be the first strong evidence that the natural presence of viruses in the gut — or what they call the ‘virome’ — plays a health-maintenance and infection-fighting role similar to that of the intestinal bacteria that dwell there and make up the “microbiome.”

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Chances for Outbreaks of Another African Viral Infection Rising

Another family of viruses, deadly in some cases, may have already jumped from fruit bats into humans in Africa, according to a study published today in the journal Nature Communications.

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Penn Study Shows Bed Bugs Can Transmit Parasite that Causes Chagas Disease

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A new study from Penn Medicine researchers in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics demonstrated that bed bugs, like the triatomines, can transmit Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease, one of the most prevalent and deadly diseases in the Americas.

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Scripps Research Institute Scientists Reveal Weak Spots in Ebola’s Defenses

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Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have identified weak spots on the surface of Ebola virus that are targeted by the antibodies in ZMapp, the experimental drug cocktail administered to several patients during the recent Ebola outbreak.

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Infection-Fighting B Cells Go with the Flow

Newly formed B cells take the easy way out when it comes to exiting the bone marrow, according to researchers at Yale University School of Medicine.

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More HPV Legislation May Not Result in Greater HPV Vaccine Uptake

Embargoed research from APHA's 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition, Nov. 15-19.

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