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    18-Sep-2007 9:45 AM EDT

Article ID: 533399

New Antibiotic Drug Combo to Speed Up Treatment of Tuberculosis

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A team of tuberculosis (TB) experts at Johns Hopkins and in Brazil have evidence that substituting the antibiotic moxifloxacin in the regimen of drugs used to treat the highly contagious form of lung disease could dramatically shorten the time needed to cure the illness from six months to four.

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14-Sep-2007 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 533291

Personal Chaos in HIV Patients' Lives Barrier to Care

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Researchers found that when HIV patients lead chaotic lives "” meaning they are disorganized or experience too many unexpected events "” that chaos can act as a barrier to regular medical care. The researchers also developed a new scale to gauge the level of chaos in an adult's life.

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12-Sep-2007 8:35 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 533171

Broad Foundation Donates $20 Million to UCLA Stem Cell Center

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation is donating $20 million to fund adult and embryonic stem cell research at UCLA, enhancing a program that brings together biologists, chemists, engineers, geneticists and other scientists to develop new and more effective treatments for cancer, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's, metabolic disorders and other medical conditions.

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10-Sep-2007 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 532985

NIV Awards $19.2 Million Grant for HIV Research Center

University of Utah Health

University of Utah biochemist Wesley I. Sundquist, Ph.D., has been awarded a five-year, $19.2 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to establish an HIV research center to study the structural biology of the AIDS-causing virus.

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31-Aug-2007 12:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 532986

Novel HIV Vaccine Created at The Wistar Institute Funded for Clinical Development

Wistar Institute

A promising new HIV vaccine created at The Wistar Institute has received funding for clinical development aimed at moving the vaccine into human clinical trials as soon as possible. With $13.3 million in funding over five years starting September 1, the planned trials will be conducted under the auspices of the Integrated Preclinical/Clinical AIDS Vaccine Development Program of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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31-Aug-2007 12:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 532911

1/4 of HIV Patients Believe Their Doctors Stigmatize Them

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The new study finds that up to one-fourth of patients surveyed in the Los Angeles area reported feeling stigmatized by their health care providers. This perception was also linked to low access to care among these patients, a large proportion of whom are low-income and minorities.

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29-Aug-2007 4:35 PM EDT

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    29-Aug-2007 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 532706

October 2007 American Journal of Public Health Highlights

American Public Health Association (APHA)

1) Alcohol and drug use more prevalent among Mexican migrants and their family members than other Mexicans; 2) Higher-educated individuals less likely to be persistent cocaine users; 3) Increasing cigarette prices don't discourage low-income smokers; 4) Lack of universal access to new AIDS drugs has exacerbated health disparities; 5) Damp, moldy houses may contribute to depression.

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22-Aug-2007 1:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 532862

High-risk Behaviors Could Lead to HIV Epidemic in Afghanistan

University of California San Diego Health

In a report that is among the first to describe the prevalence of HIV and Hepatitis B and C viruses in Afghanistan, a researcher from the UCSD School of Medicine voiced concerns that increasing injection drug use and accompanying high-risk behavior could lead to an HIV epidemic in Afghanistan.

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28-Aug-2007 2:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 532791

Meth Study Suggests Increased Risk for HIV Transmission

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

New findings that one in 20 North Carolina men who have sex with men (MSM) reported using crystal methamphetamine during the previous month suggests increased risk for spreading HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STD), according to researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues.

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27-Aug-2007 9:00 AM EDT
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    15-Aug-2007 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 532287

AIDS Interferes with Stem Cells in the Brain

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Scientists at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research have discovered how HIV/AIDS disrupts the normal replication of stem cells in the adult brain, preventing new nerve cells from forming. Results to be published in Cell Stem Cell report a novel molecular mechanism that inhibits stem cell proliferation and that could possibly be triggered in other neurodegenerative diseases.

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8-Aug-2007 2:45 PM EDT

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