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  December 19, 2018  
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   Researchers generate six antibodies to diagnose and treat Zika virusResearchers generate six antibodies to diagnose and treat Zika virus
 
Researchers have generated six Zika virus antibodies that could be used to test for and possibly treat a mosquito-borne disease that has infected more than 1.5 million people worldwide.
 
   New Cochrane review assesses efficacy of pyrethroid-PBO nets for preventing malaria in AfricaNew Cochrane review assesses efficacy of pyrethroid-PBO nets for preventing malaria in Africa
 
Researchers from LSTM have confirmed that using pyrethroid-PBO treated nets to prevent malaria is more effective at killing mosquitoes in areas where there is a high level of resistance to pyrethroids.
 
 "Miracle" baby survives Ebola in Congo and rapid a new Ebola detection device
 
"Miracle" baby survives Ebola in Congo and rapid a new Ebola detection deviceA female baby was diagnosed with the deadly Ebola when she was only six days old. According to the health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), she seemed to have miraculously recovered from the viral infection.
 
 
 Study uncovers how HIV DNA is blocked from entering the cell nucleus
 
Study uncovers how HIV DNA is blocked from entering the cell nucleusMultiple components of the nuclear pore complex and nuclear import machinery enable a protein called human myxovirus resistance 2 (MX2) to inhibit HIV-1 infection, according to a study published November 29 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Michael Malim of King’s College London, and colleagues.
 
 
 Researchers use new methods to optimize treatments for tuberculosis meningitis
 
Researchers use new methods to optimize treatments for tuberculosis meningitisAlthough relatively rare in the United States, and accounting for fewer than 5 percent of tuberculosis cases worldwide, TB of the brain--or tuberculosis meningitis (TBM)--is often deadly, always hard to treat, and a particular threat to young children.
 
 
 Risk Analysis publishes special issue on communicating about Zika virus
 
Risk Analysis publishes special issue on communicating about Zika virusToday, Risk Analysis, an International Journal, published a special issue, "Communicating About Zika," which features several articles that were originally presented as works-in-progress at the Zika Communication Summit convened in March 2017 by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
 
 
 Researchers develop new system for efficiently producing human norovirus
 
Researchers develop new system for efficiently producing human norovirusAn Osaka University-led research team has developed a system for simply and efficiently producing human norovirus. By coaxing human induced pluripotent stem cells to develop into a type of cell that usually lines the intestine, they created a cellular environment that can be used for producing the virus, studying how it interacts with human cells, and investigating potential vaccines.
 
 
 HIV targets achieved by United Kingdom, says report
 
HIV targets achieved by United Kingdom, says reportThe Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids) target for 2020 is 90-90-90 which means 90 percent people with HIV would be diagnosed, 90 percent of those diagnosed would receive anti-HIV or anti-retroviral treatment and 90 percent of those treated with antiretroviral drugs would achieve suppression of their viral load so that they cannot transmit the infection to others.
 
 
 Researchers discover Ebola-fighting protein in human cells
 
Researchers discover Ebola-fighting protein in human cellsResearchers have discovered a human protein that helps fight the Ebola virus and could one day lead to an effective therapy against the deadly disease, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.