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Report: Budget cuts undermine global health innovations protecting against threats like Ebola

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:39
( Burness Communications ) As the world looks to American innovation to fight Ebola, malaria, tuberculosis, and a host of other health threats, a new report released today on Capitol Hill warns budget battles in Washington are eroding preparedness at home and abroad at a time when scientific advances are poised to deliver new lifesaving drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics.
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Trials don't gel with all women

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 18:46
Researchers recognise the need to change HIV prevention technologies to suit different lifestyles.
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Comprehensive review of sex hormones' role in female reproductive tract

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 03:41
Charles R. Wira, PhD, and colleagues at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine have presented a comprehensive review of the role of sex hormones in the geography of the female reproductive tract and evidence supporting a "window of vulnerability" to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
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Investigators find window of vulnerability for STIs to infect female reproductive tract

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 15:44
( The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth ) Dartmouth researchers have presented a comprehensive review of the role of sex hormones in the geography of the female reproductive tract and evidence supporting a 'window of vulnerability' to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
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Dartmouth Investigators Identify Window of Vulnerability for STIs to Infect Human Female Reproductive Tract

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 15:29
The benefits of these findings are directly applicable to other reproductive challenges including gynecological cancers such as cervical cancer.
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AIDS to Ebola, report confronts key challenge: Maintaining US leadership in global health technology

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:37
( Burness Communications ) Today, the world is looking to the US for cutting-edge diagnostics, drugs, and vaccines that could have the last word on an Ebola outbreak that is down but not out. With funding at risk for global health R&D at places like the National Institutes of Health, a new report probes the perils of this underinvestment and the rewards to be gained at home and abroad from ...
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DocuSign Acquires ARX

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 14:15
SAN FRANCISCO, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, DocuSign, Inc. (DocuSign®) announced its acquisition of Algorithmic Research, Ltd. (ARX). The acquisition builds on a three year business partnership between DocuSign and ARX, bringing together ARX's best-in-class CoSign...
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DocuSign anuncia aquisição da ARX

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 14:14
SAN FRANCISCO, 11 de marco de 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A DocuSign inc, empresa que detém a marca DocYouSign no Brasil, anuncia a compra da Algorithmic Research, Ltd. (ARX) – empresa de soluções de assinaturas digitais. A aquisição tem por base a parceria de...
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DocuSign fait l'acquisition d'ARX

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 14:14
-- Cette acquisition accélère l'expansion internationale de la compagnie et étend le Global Trust Network de DocuSign SAN FRANCISCO, le 11 Mars 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aujourd'hui, DocuSign, Inc. (DocuSign®) a annoncé l'acquisition d'Algorithmic Research,...
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Kenya Looks for HIV-Safe Birth Control

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 15:47
The Kenya Medical Research Institute said women using the popular birth control injection known as Depo Provera are at risk of HIV infection. After observing 228 Nairobi women using various contraceptives, researchers found that women using Depo Provera have higher levels of a chemical suspected of making them more prone to HIV infection compared to those using other contraceptives. Makena ...
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Vaginal gel won't protect women against HIV

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 16:24
The search for an anti-HIV microbicide continues, after a new trial has refuted the results of a previous study that found one to be effective.
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With future of HIV prevention "on the line," AVAC calls for sharper, bolder strategy to end the epidemic

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 16:57
NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a report issued today, AVAC warned that global HIV prevention efforts are in jeopardy due to an absence of strategic targets, resources and specific implementation plans to translate science, slogans and goals into action. The report...
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PATH and partners launch phase 2 safety study of a long-acting injectable to prevent HIV

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 11:14
New long-acting formulations may improve adherence and increase uptake; add an important tool to the portfolio of prevention interventions (PRWeb February 18, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/02/prweb12525168.htm
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Gel scheme to prevent HIV spread

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 14:41
Scientists are to begin trials to test how vaginal gels could be used by women to prevent the spread of HIV.
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Trial to assess vaginal ring for curbing HIV ‘on track’

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 15:31
A CLINICAL trial that aims to develop a new microbicide which serves as a vaginal ring for preventing women from contracting HIV is on track, according to its latest review.
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Uganda: High Hopes Ahead of Microbicide Trial Results

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:39
[Observer]HIV/Aids researchers are anticipating positive results from a large-scale trial assessing the efficacy of a vaginal microbicide gel in preventing HIV infection in women.
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How llamas' unusual antibodies might help in the fight against HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 15:30
( PLOS ) Most vaccines work by inducing an immune response characterized by neutralizing antibodies against the respective pathogen. An effective HIV vaccine has remained elusive so far, but researchers have continued to make progress, often employing innovative methods. A study published on Dec. 18 in PLOS Pathogens reports that a combination of antibodies from llamas can neutralize a wide ...
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