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HIV-Killing Proteins Discovered In Australia's Coral Reefs - The Westside Story

Google News - Microbicides - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 13:56

The Westside Story

HIV-Killing Proteins Discovered In Australia's Coral Reefs
The Westside Story
Recent studies have highlighted a pressing need for anti-HIV microbicides which women can use to protect themselves from getting infected. The cnidarins can be used to block transmission without causing the virus to become resistant to other HIV drugs.

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Going green on female contraception - Irish Medical Times

Google News - Microbicides - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 11:46

Irish Medical Times

Going green on female contraception
Irish Medical Times
... Caya diaphragm) loaded with substances acting both as spermicide and as microbicides as a dual protection (STI and contraception) by vaginal gel, pessaries and vaginal rings; non-invasive methods of tubal occlusion; immunocontraception for the ...

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Black women lead groundbreaking women's preconference to International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa - Westside Gazette

Google News - Microbicides - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 10:45

Westside Gazette

Black women lead groundbreaking women's preconference to International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa
Westside Gazette
Confirmed plenary speakers include Deborah L. Birx, M.D., ambassador-at-large and U.S. global AIDS coordinator and U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy at PEPFAR; Gina Brown, M.D., coordinator of women and girls and microbicides ...

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CARE Program celebrates 30 years of serving the community; Ace Robinson Appointed New Executive Director - Everything Long Beach (press release)

Google News - Microbicides - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 11:12

Everything Long Beach (press release)

CARE Program celebrates 30 years of serving the community; Ace Robinson Appointed New Executive Director
Everything Long Beach (press release)
... HIV prevention, Ace is confident that the C.A.R.E. Program, together with residents, community-based organizations, and elected officials, will continue to lead the way to End AIDS and make new HIV infections rare through HIV vaccines, microbicides ...

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The new HIV/AIDS protection technique, Vaginal Ring – Louisville Tech Time - Daily Star Gazette

Google News - Microbicides - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 14:45

Daily Star Gazette

The new HIV/AIDS protection technique, Vaginal Ring – Louisville Tech Time
Daily Star Gazette
The ring itself, the dapivirine ring, was developed by the International Partnership for Microbicides, a nonprofit aimed at preventing HIV through the use of microbicides, or substances that kill viruses on contact. Like the NuvaRing for contraception ...

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Dr. Ron Nardi Joins viDA Therapeutics Science Advisory Board - PR Newswire (press release)

Google News - Microbicides - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 11:01

Dr. Ron Nardi Joins viDA Therapeutics Science Advisory Board
PR Newswire (press release)
Dr. Nardi previous roles included executive vice president of regulatory affairs and quality assurance at International Partnership for Microbicides, chief scientific officer for Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S and later for BioValve Technologies, Inc. Dr ...

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Dr. Ron Nardi Joins viDA Therapeutics Science Advisory Board - PR Newswire (press release)

Google News - Microbicides - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 11:01

Dr. Ron Nardi Joins viDA Therapeutics Science Advisory Board
PR Newswire (press release)
Dr. Nardi previous roles included executive vice president of regulatory affairs and quality assurance at International Partnership for Microbicides, chief scientific officer for Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S and later for BioValve Technologies, Inc. Dr ...

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35th year of AIDS/HIV in the United States - Examiner.com

Google News - Microbicides - Sun, 06/12/2016 - 22:32

Examiner.com

35th year of AIDS/HIV in the United States
Examiner.com
The National strategy promotes pharmaceutical prevention such as PrEP and has invested in the adoption of new technologies by the CDC to detect infection. Additional funding has also been directed to scientific research of microbicides and vaccines ...

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Innovative prevention options for women offer new hope to end HIV and AIDS - Devex

Google News - Microbicides - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 07:46

Devex

Innovative prevention options for women offer new hope to end HIV and AIDS
Devex
Continued investment in scientific innovation for women is an essential step toward a future free of HIV and AIDS. Photo by: International Partnership for Microbicides. As the United Nations convenes its High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS in New York ...

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Pan American Silver Looks Good After Beating Expectations - Seeking Alpha

Google News - Microbicides - Sun, 06/05/2016 - 11:05

Pan American Silver Looks Good After Beating Expectations
Seeking Alpha
Despite lower silver and gold prices in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the same quarter a year ago, PAAS delivered much better than expected results for the quarter. In my view, the fact that the company has been able to reduce its cash costs in ...

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One Algorithm. Many Cures. Zero Cancer? - Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Google News - Microbicides - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 08:00

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

One Algorithm. Many Cures. Zero Cancer?
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Pedro Domingos, Ph.D., professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Washington, believes that cancer can be eliminated if we get serious about machine learning, an approach to artificial intelligence (AI) that gives computers the ...

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Efficacy of HIV antiviral polyanionic carbosilane dendrimer G2-S16 in the presence of semen - Dove Medical Press

Google News - Microbicides - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 23:11

Efficacy of HIV antiviral polyanionic carbosilane dendrimer G2-S16 in the presence of semen
Dove Medical Press
Abstract: The development of a safe and effective microbicide to prevent the sexual transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 is urgently needed. Unfortunately, the majority of microbicides, such as poly(L-lysine)-dendrimers, anionic ...

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Vaginal rings may be a powerful tool for women in HIV prevention - Antillean Media Group

Google News - Microbicides - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 17:36

Vaginal rings may be a powerful tool for women in HIV prevention
Antillean Media Group
Led by the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM), the Ring Study was a clinical trial designed with the goal to determine if IPM's monthly vaginal ring could be successful in reducing HIV infection in women, and whether it was safe for long ...

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Vaginal Ring against AIDS, New Hope for Millions of Women - ScienceNewsHub

Google News - Microbicides - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:38

ScienceNewsHub

Vaginal Ring against AIDS, New Hope for Millions of Women
ScienceNewsHub
The product, which slowly releases an antiretroviral drug, has been presented by the International Partnership for Microbicides. DENMARK – In a new attempt to win the battle against AIDS, a vaginal ring that helps prevent transmission of the virus ...

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Prevention of vaginal and rectal herpes simplex virus type 2 transmission in mice: mechanism of antiviral action - Dove Medical Press

Google News - Microbicides - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 19:34

Prevention of vaginal and rectal herpes simplex virus type 2 transmission in mice: mechanism of antiviral action
Dove Medical Press
Abstract: Topical microbicides to stop sexually transmitted diseases, such as herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), are urgently needed. The emerging field of nanotechnology offers novel suitable tools for addressing this challenge. Our objective was to ...

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New studies offer contradictory views on anti-bacterial additive - CBC.ca

Google News - Microbicides - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 16:22

CBC.ca

New studies offer contradictory views on anti-bacterial additive
CBC.ca
This additive is a microbicide — it kills bacteria. But it does so in a different way than antibiotics. It isn't quite as effective, but it works in cosmetic products like soaps. In fact, our most common route of exposure is through toothpaste ...

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A Successful New HIV-Nuking Drug Wasn't Even Designed for HIV - VICE

Google News - Microbicides - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 09:14

VICE

A Successful New HIV-Nuking Drug Wasn't Even Designed for HIV
VICE
A drug developed to treat an unrelated blood disorder has shown impressive potential as an HIV treatment, according to a paper published Wednesday in the journal PLOS One by researchers from Rutgers University. The medication, deferiprone, eradicates ...

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New HIV Vaccine Will be Tested in South Africa - NBCNews.com

Google News - Microbicides - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 19:16

NBCNews.com

New HIV Vaccine Will be Tested in South Africa
NBCNews.com
An experimental AIDS vaccine that's worked better than anything else tried so far is going to be tested in South Africa, U.S. health officials said Wednesday. They've tweaked the vaccine, which prevented infection by just about a third, and hope it ...

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Think before you ink - Hindu Business Line

Google News - Microbicides - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 03:07

Hindu Business Line

Think before you ink
Hindu Business Line
The FDA is analysing tattoo inks and pigments for contaminants, heavy metals, degradants, potentially toxic chemicals — including pH stabilisers, microbicides and coating agents — and other materials that are not intended to be placed into the body.

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Seven questions to consider before getting a tattoo - Foster's Daily Democrat

Google News - Microbicides - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 12:07

Seven questions to consider before getting a tattoo
Foster's Daily Democrat
But FDA is analyzing tattoo inks and pigments for contaminants, heavy metals, degradants, potentially toxic chemicals — including pH stabilizers, microbicides and coating agents — and other materials that are not intended to be placed into the body.

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