HIV & AIDS

AIDS deaths down a third since 2010: UN

HIV-related deaths last year fell to around 770,000—some 33 percent lower than in 2010—the United Nations said Tuesday, but warned that global efforts to eradicate the disease were stalling as funding dries up.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dengue infection: A shield against Zika-related birth defects

The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America less than 5 years ago had severe consequences for expectant mothers. Many who were infected with the Zika virus gave birth to children with microcephaly and other birth defects, collectively ...

Medical research

Gut microbes protect against flu virus infection in mice

Commensal gut microbes stimulate antiviral signals in non-immune lung cells to protect against the flu virus during early stages of infection, researchers report July 2nd in the journal Cell Reports. Enhanced baseline type ...

HIV & AIDS

Newly discovered immune cells at the frontline of HIV infection

Researchers at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research have discovered brand new immune cells that are at the frontline of HIV infection. Known as CD11c+ dendritic cells, these new cells are more susceptible to HIV infection ...

Health

Study shows healthcare workers often care for patients while ill

Large numbers of healthcare workers risk transmitting respiratory viruses to patients and co-workers by attending work even when they have symptoms, according to a study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sick with the flu? Here's why you feel so bad

"You never forget the flu." This is the title of the Victorian health department's current campaign, which highlights people's recollections of having the flu.

Neuroscience

Scientists develop 'mini-brain' model of human prion disease

National Institutes of Health scientists have used human skin cells to create what they believe is the first cerebral organoid system, or "mini-brain," for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). CJD is a fatal ...

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