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    8-Oct-2007 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 533940

Drug Cocktail Stops Brain Damage Caused by HIV

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A combination of drugs widely used to treat infections caused by HIV appears to stop brain damage caused by the virus as well, according to a study published in the October 9, 2007, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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2-Oct-2007 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 534108

An AIDS-Related Virus Reveals More Ways to Cause Cancer

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Researchers have shed new light on how Kaposi's Sarcoma-associated Herpes Virus subverts normal cell machinery to cause cancer. A KSHV protein called latency-associated nuclear antigen (LANA) helps the virus hide out from the immune system in infected cells. When LANA takes the place of other proteins that control cell growth, it can cause uncontrolled cell replication.

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8-Oct-2007 1:40 PM EDT

Article ID: 534073

ProfNet Wire: Health & Living: Safety of Cold Medicine for Kids

PRNewswire/Cision

1) Safe Candy-Consumption Tips When Trick-or-Treating; 2) State of the Health Care Industry; 3) Innovative Alternative to Relieve Chronic Knee Pain; 4) Holiday Heart Health; 5) Earwax and Hearing Aids Don't Mix

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5-Oct-2007 12:35 PM EDT
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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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    31-Aug-2007 9:00 AM EDT

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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