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Newswise: Mapping the pathway to gut health in HIV patients
Released: 19-Nov-2019 2:00 PM EST
Mapping the pathway to gut health in HIV patients
UC Davis Health

A UC Davis study found that Lactobacillus plantarum bacteria rapidly repaired damaged gut lining (known as leaky gut) in monkeys infected with chronic simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), an HIV-like virus. It linked chronically inflamed leaky gut to the loss of PPARα signaling and damage to mitochondria.

Newswise: Anal cancer rates and mortality have risen dramatically among Americans
Released: 18-Nov-2019 12:20 PM EST
Anal cancer rates and mortality have risen dramatically among Americans
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Rates of new anal cancer diagnoses and deaths related to human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection, have increased dramatically over the last 15 years, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The results of their study will be published in the November issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Released: 13-Nov-2019 5:05 PM EST
The Invisible US Hispanic/Latino HIV Crisis: Addressing Gaps in the National Response
New York University

American Journal of Public Health article sees heightened dangers for Hispanics/Latinos, and an urgent need for enhanced public-health response.

Released: 14-Nov-2019 11:15 AM EST
Injection drug use: not the same across Canada
Universite de Montreal

A new study by researchers at the University of Montreal shows close to 172,000 Canadians injected drugs in 2016, up from 130,000 just five years earlier, but support varies.

Newswise: How HIV Infection May Raise The Risk For Sudden Cardiac Death: New Study Sheds Light
Released: 14-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST
How HIV Infection May Raise The Risk For Sudden Cardiac Death: New Study Sheds Light
Johns Hopkins Medicine

The success of antiretroviral therapies has extended the lives of people living with HIV, long enough for other chronic health conditions to emerge, including a recently documented uptick in sudden death.

Released: 13-Nov-2019 9:45 AM EST
Sex workers’ preferences for HIV prevention center on convenience
Ohio State University

Preventing HIV in sex workers is a powerful tool in lowering the worldwide burden of the disease, and a new study could help ensure that high-risk women take advantage of medical safeguards.

Released: 12-Nov-2019 3:20 PM EST
UAlbany Receives $1 Million for Public Health Modeling Center
University at Albany, State University of New York

The University at Albany is now the home of an applied modeling center designed to aid the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health organizations in developing, implementing and altering public health initiatives.

Newswise: Respiratory Groups Call for An End to Preventable Pneumonia Deaths
Released: 12-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST
Respiratory Groups Call for An End to Preventable Pneumonia Deaths
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

In support of World Pneumonia Day, Nov. 12, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the American Thoracic Society is a member, calls for an end to preventable pneumonia deaths, ensuring equitable access to interventions for prevention and control of pneumonia.

Released: 8-Nov-2019 12:50 PM EST
Synthetic DNA Technology Applied as a Novel Strategy for Delivery of Anti-HIV Antibodies
Wistar Institute

Wistar scientists applied synthetic DNA-based technology to drive in vivo production of broadly neutralizing anti-HIV antibodies in small and large-animal models, providing proof of concept for a simple and effective next generation approach to HIV prevention and therapy. These results were published online in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.



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