Monthly Archives: February 2016

Man on PrEP Is Infected With HIV

For the first time, scientists have now seen a case of an individual contracting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while being compliant with taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) daily. The patient was allegedly infected with a multidrug-resistant strain of HIV. In other words, the strain of HIV acquired by the person who was taking PrEP […]

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Zeroing in on ‘super spreaders’ and other hidden patterns of epidemics

Ebola. Chikungunya. Zika. Once rare and exotic pathogens keep popping up and turning into household names. …read more

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Insecticide-treated nets might still prevent malaria despite mosquito resistance

Insecticide-treated mosquito nets have contributed to the prevention of millions of deaths due to malaria. …read more

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Protective human-derived antibody against Ebola successfully isolated and characterized

The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), affiliated to the Universit√† della Svizzera italiana (USI), and Humabs BioMed SA, a Swiss antibody therapeutics company, have identified, isolated… …read more

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Human gut microbiome evolution: From hunter-gatherers to a western lifestyle

Westerners have a less-diverse gut microbiome compared to hunter-gatherers, but how and why these microbe collections diverged has largely remained a mystery. …read more

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