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New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

Posted by:Admin | Posted on: September 22nd, 2017 | 0 Comments

Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates.

It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus - making it harder for HIV to resist its effects. The work is a collaboration between the US National Institutes of Health and the pharmaceutical company Sanofi. The International Aids Society said it was an "exciting breakthrough". Human trials will start in 2018 to see if it can prevent or treat infection. Read more...

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Every childhood vaccine may go into a single jab

Posted by:Admin | Posted on: September 18th, 2017 | 0 Comments

A technology that could eventually see every childhood vaccine delivered in a single injection has been developed by US researchers.

Their one-shot solution stores the vaccine in microscopic capsules that release the initial dose and then boosters at specific times. The approach has been shown to work in mouse studies, described in the journal Science. The researchers say the technology could help patients around the world. Read more...

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First vaccine shows gonorrhoea protection

Posted by:Admin | Posted on: July 11th, 2017 | 0 Comments

A vaccine has for the first time been shown to protect against the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea, scientists in New Zealand say.

There are fears gonorrhoea is becoming untreatable as antibiotics fail. The World Health Organization sees developing a vaccine as vital in stopping the global spread of "super-gonorrhoea". The study of 15,000 young people, published in the Lancet, showed infections were cut by about a third. About 78 million people pick up the sexually transmitted infection each year, and it can cause infertility. But the body does not build up resistance no matter how many times someone is infected. Read more...

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HIV life expectancy ‘near normal’ thanks to new drugs

Posted by:Admin | Posted on: May 19th, 2017 | 0 Comments

Young people on the latest HIV drugs now have near-normal life expectancy because of improvements in treatments, a study in The Lancet suggests.

Twenty-year-olds who started antiretroviral therapy in 2010 are projected to live 10 years longer than those first using it in 1996, it found. Doctors say that starting treatment early is crucial to achieve a long and healthy life. Read more...

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted by:Admin | Posted on: March 15th, 2017 | 0 Comments

Please note we will be closed this Friday, 17th March 2017

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