Tag Archives: Microbiology

04Jun/20

Reuters Virtual Newsmaker with Dr. William Haseltine

As nations around the world begin to wind down restrictions imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, Reuters will be joined by scientist, businessman and philanthropist Dr. William A. Haseltine—a pioneer in the fights against HIV/AIDS and cancer—for a Newsmaker discussion on COVID-19, the race for a vaccine and the pandemic’s impact on the future of public health. Continue reading

09Oct/17

New molecule eliminates HIV reservoirs with ‘kick and kill’ approach

Researchers may have finally found a way to eliminate the HIV reservoirs that often remain hidden in the body. Continue reading

31Oct/16

HIV-infected South African children have rare resistance to AIDS

Scientists have discovered more than 100 African children who appear to be resistant to the human immunodeficiency virus.
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31Jul/15

WHO: Ebola vaccine trials promising

REUTERS/ MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES HANDOUT/ WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION) – It may soon be possible to protect humans against the deadly Ebola virus.

A new vaccine being tested in Guinea has been 100-percent effective,
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18May/15

WHO sets up $100 million fund to deal with future crises like Ebola

WHO admits it failed to respond adequately to the Ebola virus and sets up a $100 million dollar fund to be better prepared next time.

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27Apr/15

HIV home testing kit goes on sale in UK

People in the UK can now buy a testing kit for HIV online which promises to provide a result within 15 minutes.

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01Apr/15

Experimental vaccine triggers the production of Ebola virus neutralizing antibodies

Early tests of experimental vaccine triggers the production of Ebola virus neutralizing antibodies, researchers say.

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31Mar/15

UK scientists use medieval remedy to kill superbug MRSA

UK (Next Media) – UK Scientists successfully recreated and used a thousand-year-old Anglo Saxon remedy to kill hospital superbug MRSA.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, otherwise known as the superbug MRSA, is a bacteria resistant to many antibiotics. It can cause skin infections and more severe problems such as bloodstream infections and pneumonia in patients in hospitals or nursing homes, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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25Mar/15

New Liberian ebola case may have been contracted via intercourse

(Next Media) – Health authorities in Liberia believe a woman who last week tested positive for Ebola in the first new case for weeks may have been infected through sexual intercourse with an Ebola survivor, dashing the government’s hopes of declaring the country Ebola-free.
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23Mar/15

One year on, Ebola still claws at West African nations despite progress

Complacency and traditional beliefs sap fight to eradicate Ebola, warn health officials, as West Africa marks one year anniversary of outbreak that has killed over 10,200 people and infected twice as many.

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