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AIDS Warrior

By | May 1, 2015

Peter Piot, codiscoverer of the Ebola virus and longtime HIV/AIDS activist, describes how the global response to the AIDS crisis has changed the public health landscape.


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Hide and Seek

By | May 1, 2015

Oxford researcher John Frater explains the strategy of targeting viral reservoirs to beat HIV.


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Defeating the Virus

By | May 1, 2015

Recent discoveries are spurring a renaissance in HIV vaccine research and development.


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WHO: Few Countries Protecting Antibiotics

By | April 30, 2015

Just a quarter of countries have an action plan in place to address antibiotic resistance, according to a survey by the World Health Organization.

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Bacterial Taxis Deliver Proteins

By | April 28, 2015

Reengineered protein-shuttling machinery can be used to inject a particular protein into mammalian cells, according to a proof-of-principle study.


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Mosquitoes Play Genetic Favorites

By | April 23, 2015

A twin study suggests that the blood-sucking insects are more attracted to people with certain genes.


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How a Popular Probiotic Works

By | April 16, 2015

Eating a type of bacterium encourages the activity of other gut microbes, according to a small study.


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Ebola Vaccines Protect Monkeys

By | April 9, 2015

Two new Ebola vaccine candidates prove safe and effective against the virus in macaques, a study shows.


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HIV Antibody Therapy

By | April 8, 2015

Delivering antibodies to HIV-infected people can lower levels of the virus, a study shows.


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Study: Ebola Predictions Overstated

By | April 2, 2015

Most forecasting methods used to predict the extent of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa overestimated the epidemic’s reach, an updated analysis shows.



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