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Interactions Between ART HIV Treatment and Hormone Therapy

About a quarter of transgender women living with HIV in an NIH-sponsored study did not take anti-retroviral therapy (ART) because they were afraid […]

Compound from a Marine Bryzoan May Slow Alzheimer’s Disease

In early testing, a compound called bryostatin, that was isolated from the bryzoan marine organism Bugala neritina, was well tolerated and may be […]

Cows Make Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies Against HIV Much Faster Than Humans

It takes healthy human beings several years to produce the broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) that would make an HIV vaccine useful against all […]

Ancient Italian Fossils Warn That Climate Change Could Increase Parasitic Trematode Infections

A study done by geologists at the University of Missouri in 2014 discovered increased flatworm infestations on clams in the Holocene Epoch after […]

Antimicrobials Lower Mortality After Starting Retroviral Therapy for Advanced HIV

People with advanced HIV that requires antiretroviral therapy had 27% less mortality in the first few weeks of treatment when antimicrobial prophylaxis was […]

Structurally Stable Virus Can Be Used to Deliver Medicine or as a Model for Building Materials

Acidianus hospitalis filamentous virus 1 (AFV1), which infects the ancient bacteria Acidianus hospitalis, lives in the hot springs of Yellowstone National Park in […]

Metal Ions Can Stop the Action of Botulinum Neurotoxin A

Copper and mercury cations can block the action of Botulinum neurotoxin A (BoNT/A), which causes the disease known as botulism.  Even though botulism […]

Cholera Found in Soft-Shell Turtles

Vibrio cholera, the bacterium that causes cholera, colonizes many of the outer surfaces of soft-shell turtles, including their shells, legs, necks, and the […]

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