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Einstein awarded more than $160 million NIH grant in federal fiscal year 2016

Einstein awarded more than $160 million NIH grant in federal fiscal year 2016

Investigators at Albert Einstein College of Medicine were awarded more than $160 million from the National Institutes of Health in federal fiscal year 2016. [More]
'Friendship Bench' approach holds potential to improve lives of people with mental health problems

'Friendship Bench' approach holds potential to improve lives of people with mental health problems

Their offices are simple wooden seats, called Friendship Benches, located in the grounds of health clinics around Harare and other major cities in Zimbabwe. [More]
New study shows efficacy of Ebola vaccine in offering protection against disease

New study shows efficacy of Ebola vaccine in offering protection against disease

An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to a new study that included researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. [More]
Gulf Breeze Recovery underscores importance of high-quality programs for treating opioid addiction

Gulf Breeze Recovery underscores importance of high-quality programs for treating opioid addiction

As opioid addiction hits record highs, Gulf Breeze Recovery, a Florida-based addiction recovery center, stresses the importance of high-quality, successful programs for treating addiction. [More]
Experimental Ebola vaccine offers high protection against deadly virus, reveals major trial

Experimental Ebola vaccine offers high protection against deadly virus, reveals major trial

An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to results published today in The Lancet. The vaccine is the first to prevent infection from one of the most lethal known pathogens, and the findings add weight to early trial results published last year. [More]
Study highlights barriers to HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa

Study highlights barriers to HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa

Barriers to diagnosis and lack of access to modern medications have combined to place caregivers and HIV-positive patients in sub-Saharan Africa between a rock and a hard place. [More]
Blocking protein that initiates immune response against viral infections may help combat HIV

Blocking protein that initiates immune response against viral infections may help combat HIV

In findings they call counterintuitive, a team of UCLA-led researchers suggests that blocking a protein, which is crucial to initiating the immune response against viral infections, may actually help combat HIV. [More]
Heart attack risk for people with HIV nearly 50% higher than predicted

Heart attack risk for people with HIV nearly 50% higher than predicted

Current methods to predict the risk of heart attack and stroke vastly underestimate the risk in individuals with HIV, which is nearly double that of the general population, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. [More]
Fly study shows RNA pathway plays major role in normal health and longevity

Fly study shows RNA pathway plays major role in normal health and longevity

Humans and other animals carry rogue sequences of DNA in their genomes called transposable elements. To prevent passing TEs to their offspring, they employ the piRNA pathway in their reproductive organs to block the elements from being active in their sperm and eggs. [More]
First large-scale clinical study of long-acting injectable HIV drug begins

First large-scale clinical study of long-acting injectable HIV drug begins

The first large-scale clinical trial of a long-acting injectable drug for HIV prevention began today. [More]
Study finds chances for recovery of women with anorexia or bulimia nervosa

Study finds chances for recovery of women with anorexia or bulimia nervosa

A study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators finds that, contrary to what is often believed, around two thirds of women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa will eventually recover from their eating disorders. [More]
Bionic pancreas system manages blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes living at home

Bionic pancreas system manages blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes living at home

The bionic pancreas system developed by Boston University investigators proved better than either conventional or sensor-augmented insulin pump therapy at managing blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes living at home, with no restrictions, over 11 days. [More]
How can we tackle antimicrobial resistance?

How can we tackle antimicrobial resistance?

Antimicrobial resistance happens when bugs, like bacteria, fungi or viruses, change, or evolve, when they’re exposed to drugs, like antibiotics, antifungals, or antivirals. Bugs that develop antimicrobial resistance are sometimes referred to as ‘superbugs’. [More]
Researchers use CRISPR-based genetic screening to identify three promising HIV treatment targets

Researchers use CRISPR-based genetic screening to identify three promising HIV treatment targets

Investigators from Whitehead Institute, the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have used CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology to identify three promising new targets for treatment of HIV infection. [More]
Combination therapy holds great promise to clear precancerous skin lesions

Combination therapy holds great promise to clear precancerous skin lesions

A combination of two FDA-approved drugs - a topical chemotherapy and an immune-system-activating compound - was able to rapidly clear actinic keratosis lesions from patients participating in a clinical trial. [More]
Penn researchers pinpoint some effective HIV drugs in causing neuronal damage

Penn researchers pinpoint some effective HIV drugs in causing neuronal damage

Antiretroviral drugs have been life-changing therapies for HIV patients, but they can have significant side effects. [More]
Retinoblastoma protein plays larger role in tumor suppression, study finds

Retinoblastoma protein plays larger role in tumor suppression, study finds

The Retinoblastoma protein (pRB) has long been studied for its role in cell growth and the prevention of cancer. [More]
Psychology researcher explores barriers deterring MSM from seeking information on STIs

Psychology researcher explores barriers deterring MSM from seeking information on STIs

A researcher at Birmingham City University is undertaking research into the social and cognitive barriers hindering men who have sex with other men (MSM) from finding out more information about sexually transmitted infections (STIs). [More]
O'Neill Institute, NMAC release first of two reports to help prevent HIV in communities of color

O'Neill Institute, NMAC release first of two reports to help prevent HIV in communities of color

Two HIV policy experts from the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law working in partnership with NMAC have released the first of two reports to help prevent HIV in communities of color. [More]
New technology that increases Natural Killer cells to stop cancers gets licensed

New technology that increases Natural Killer cells to stop cancers gets licensed

Our bodies contain Natural Killer (NK) cells - an army that stops cancers and viruses before they can make us sick. [More]
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