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New Insights on an Ancient Plague Could Improve Treatments for Infections


Dangerous new pathogens such as the Ebola virus invoke scary scenarios of deadly epidemics, but even ancient scourges such as the bubonic plague are still providing researchers with new insights on how the body responds to infections.
18-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

New Analysis of Old HIV Vaccines Finds Potentially Protective Immune Response

Applying the benefit of hindsight, researchers at Duke Medicine have reanalyzed the findings of two historic pediatric HIV vaccine trials with encouraging results. The vaccines had in fact triggered an antibody response -- now known to be associated...
28-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Surgical Complications of DBS No Higher Risk for Older Parkinson’s Patients

Implantating deep brain stimulation devices poses no greater risk of complications to older patients than it does to younger patients with Parkinson’s disease, researchers at Duke Medicine report.
22-Aug-2014 8:45 AM EDT

Gut Flora Influences HIV Immune Response

Normal microorganisms in the intestines appear to play a pivotal role in how the HIV virus foils a successful attack from the body’s immune system, according to new research from Duke Medicine.
6-Aug-2014 2:35 PM EDT

Molecule Enhances Copper’s Lethal Punch Against Microbes

Harnessing a natural process in the body that pumps lethal doses of copper to fungi and bacteria shows promise as a new way to kill infectious microbes, a team of scientists at Duke University report.
30-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Mechanism Found for Development of Protective HIV Antibodies

Scientists at Duke Medicine have found an immunologic mechanism that makes broadly neutralizing antibodies in people who are HIV-1 infected.
21-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Study Compares Cost-Effectiveness of Weight-Loss Programs and Drugs

In a cost-effectiveness analysis of commercial diet programs and pills, the Weight Watchers program and the drug Qsymia showed the best value for the money. The Jenny Craig regimen generated the greatest weight loss, but was also the most expensive...
22-Jul-2014 9:35 AM EDT

Omega 3 Fatty Acids Lessen Severity of Osteoarthritis in Mice


Mice consuming a supplement of omega 3 fatty acids had healthier joints than those fed diets high in saturated fats and omega 6 fatty acids, according to Duke Medicine researchers.
11-Jul-2014 12:05 AM EDT

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