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Article ID: 711172

Georgetown Welcomes Deus Bazira and Colleagues to Lead New Global Health Center

Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) announces the appointment of Deus Bazira, DrPH, MPH, MBA, BPharm, an expert in health systems strengthening and a public health practitioner with decades of in-depth field level practical experience in global health in emerging economies, to establish and co-direct Georgetown’s new Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI).

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15-Apr-2019 11:30 AM EDT
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    10-Apr-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 710693

New imaging reveals previously unseen vulnerabilities of HIV

Tufts University

Researchers have used a molecular “can opener” and advanced imaging to expose parts of the HIV envelope and reveal in detail a previously unknown virus shape with unique vulnerabilities that can be targeted by antibodies. This could open new directions for vaccine development.

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3-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710741

Supporting HIV-Affected Couples Trying to Conceive

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Timed vaginal insemination is a safe, effective way to help HIV-affected couples conceive, finds a new pilot study in Kenya led by a Michigan Medicine researcher.

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4-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710703

New Metascape platform enables biologists to unlock big-data insights

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys and the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation have revealed an open-access, web-based portal that integrates more than 40 advanced bioinformatics data sources to allow non-technical users to generate insights in one click. Called Metascape, this tool removes data analysis barriers—allowing researchers to spend more time on important biological questions and less time building and troubleshooting a data analysis workflow. The platform was described today in Nature Communications.

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3-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710684

Southern Research taps April Brys to lead Drug Development division

Southern Research

Southern Research announced today that April M. Brys, Ph.D., an experienced life sciences executive with a strong track record in research and leadership roles, has been named vice president of the non-profit organization’s Drug Development division.

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3-Apr-2019 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710668

Immunotherapy Kicks and Kills HIV by Exploiting a Common Virus

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

In a first on the quest to cure HIV, University of Pittsburgh scientists report that they’ve developed an all-in-one immunotherapy approach that not only kicks HIV out of hiding in the immune system, but also kills it. The key lies in immune cells designed to recognize an entirely different virus.

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3-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 710664

HPV Infection High in Minority Men Who Have Sex with Men Despite Available Vaccine, Rutgers Study Finds

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The rate of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is high among young minority gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men despite the availability of a vaccine that can prevent the infection, a Rutgers School of Public Health study found.

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3-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710438

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Clifford Rosky among parties to file lawsuit against State of Arizona challenging anti-gay curriculum laws

University of Utah

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Clifford Rosky among parties to file lawsuit against State of Arizona challenging anti-gay curriculum laws

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29-Mar-2019 4:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 710391

New method drives cellular HIV reservoirs to self-destruct

Cornell University

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is no longer a death sentence, yet a cure remains elusive. While current therapies can successfully manage active infection, the virus can survive in tissue reservoirs – including macrophage cells, which play an important role in the immune system.

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28-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710342

First Ever Living Donor HIV-To-HIV Kidney Transplant in the U.S.

Johns Hopkins Medicine

For the first time, a person living with HIV has donated a kidney to a transplant recipient also living with HIV. A multidisciplinary team from Johns Hopkins Medicine completed the living donor HIV-to-HIV kidney transplant on Mar. 25. The doctors say both the donor and the recipient are doing well.

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28-Mar-2019 1:00 PM EDT

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