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Scientists develop microbicide gel that prevents transmission of multiple STIs in vagina/rectum in animals

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 02:59
Population Council scientists and their partners have found that their proprietary microbicide gel is safe, stable, and can prevent the transmission of multiple sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in both the vagina and rectum in animals: HIV, herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2), and human papillomavirus (HPV).
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Embargoed AJPH Research: School Bullying and Fighting, Smoke-Free Impacts, Firearm Safety Laws

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:05
In this month's release, find studies about recent trends in the decrease of bullying and physical fighting among school-aged youth; the decrease in COPD hospitalizations in smoke-free communities; and the association between firearm safety laws and gun ownership among parents of preschool-aged children.
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Animal study provides first evidence that gel can prevent multiple virus transmission in vagina/rectum

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:47
( Population Council ) Population Council scientists and their partners have found that their proprietary microbicide gel is safe, stable, and can prevent the transmission of multiple sexually transmitted infections in both the vagina and rectum in animals: HIV, herpes simplex virus 2, and human papillomavirus.
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LANXESS at the American Coatings Show 2014, April 8 - 10, Atlanta, Georgia World Congress ...

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 08:40
Sustainable solutions for paints & coatings customers worldwide Cologne – The world's population is growing, particularly in the big cities. With its innovative, sustainable products, specialty chemicals company LANXESS is helping to make life in cities safer, healthier and more comfortable. At this year's American Coatings Show (ACS) taking place in Atlanta, Georgia, from April 8 to 10 ...
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Clinician, Scientists of the Year Work to Conquer Cancer

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 15:25
A surgical oncologist and two researchers have been names Clinician and Scientists of the Year at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville.
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LANXESS at the American Coatings Show 2014, April 8 – 10, Atlanta, Georgia World Congress Center, Hall C, Stand 1859

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:19
Sustainable Solutions for Paints & Coatings Customers Worldwide (PRWeb April 04, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11730503.htm
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Expertise

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:18
The Dual-Use Research: Repercussions for Security roundtable series examined issues of dual-use research of concern, synthetic biology, do-it-yourself biology, and international governance and oversight.
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BONNIE RABE: NMDA group works to ensure lawful use of all pesticides in state

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 02:20
I am writing to clear up any confusion that might have been generated by a recent column ("Ask the Bugman," March 16) about how pesticides are regulated in New Mexico.
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New report prescribes recommendations to Congress to restore US leadership in global health

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:11
( Burness Communications ) The ceasefire in budget battles on Capitol Hill is good news for global health, but is the budget deal made by policymakers enough to handle the diseases in need of US investments and leadership? That's one question that will be answered in a new report being released at a briefing on the Hill highlighting the cumulative effect of budget constraints on the fight ...
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Women’s New War Against HIV

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 21:52
New developments in the field of HIV prevention mean women will no longer be dependent on men to protect their sexual health.
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Even hours after sex, new vaginal gel could protect women against HIV

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 13:12
A research team, led by investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has developed a new vaginal gel that they say could protect women from HIV, even if it is applied hours after sex.This is according to a study recently published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.In the past, scientists have developed microbicides - gels that can kill or neutralize viruses and ...
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Africa: Two Studies Advance HIV Prevention Options for Women

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 16:24
[IPM]Silver Spring, Md -First combination ARV vaginal ring and ARV film demonstrate safety, hold promise for further development
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Behavioral measures of product use didn't measure up in VOICE HIV prevention trial

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 09:31
A new analysis from the NIH-funded Microbicide Trials Network confirms what they and others had already assumed: The behavioral measures used for assessing adherence in the VOICE study -- an HIV prevention trial involving more than 5,000 women in sub-Saharan Africa -- did not provide accurate information about women's use and nonuse of the products being tested. In fact, these tools were not ...
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Combination ARV vaginal ring to prevent HIV safe in trial but 1 ARV carries the weight, study suggests

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 09:30
An early phase clinical trial of a vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral (ARV) drugs dapivirine and maraviroc found the ring was safe in women who wore it for 28 days and evidence of dapivirine in cervical tissue and blood. In addition, laboratory tests of tissue samples showed that dapivirine was able to block HIV infection, though levels of maraviroc were not sufficient to have a similar ...
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Novel HIV prevention products for women demonstrate safety in clinical studies

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 07:33
Two early clinical studies of novel HIV prevention products for women - the first combination antiretroviral (ARV) vaginal ring and a vaginal film - show the products to be safe and open the door to product improvements that could expand options for women-initiated prevention tools. The results of both studies were presented today at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic ...
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Study comparing injectable contraceptives DMPA and NET-EN finds HIV risk higher with DMPA

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:22
( Microbicide Trials Network ) Women who used an injectable contraceptive called DMPA were more likely to acquire HIV than women using a similar product called NET-EN, according to a secondary analysis of data from a large HIV prevention trial called VOICE. The new analysis, conducted by researchers from the NIH-funded Microbicide Trials Network, is the first head-to-head observational study to ...
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Two studies advance HIV prevention options for women

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 13:25
( International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) ) Two early clinical studies of novel HIV prevention products for women -- the first combination antiretroviral vaginal ring and a vaginal film -- show the products to be safe and open the door to product improvements that could expand options for women-initiated prevention tools. The results of both studies were presented today at the 21st ...
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Behavioral measures of product use didn't measure up in VOICE HIV prevention trial

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 13:24
( Microbicide Trials Network ) A new analysis from the NIH-funded Microbicide Trials Network confirms what they and others had already assumed: The behavioral measures used for assessing adherence in the VOICE study -- an HIV prevention trial involving more than 5,000 women in sub-Saharan Africa -- did not provide accurate information about women's use and nonuse of the products being tested. In ...
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Combination ARV vaginal ring to prevent HIV safe in trial but 1 ARV carries the weight

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 13:24
( Microbicide Trials Network ) An early phase clinical trial of a vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral (ARV) drugs dapivirine and maraviroc found the ring was safe in women who wore it for 28 days and evidence of dapivirine in cervical tissue and blood. In addition, laboratory tests of tissue samples showed that dapivirine was able to block HIV infection, though levels of maraviroc were ...
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UNC receives $40M for clinical trials unit devoted to HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention and research

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 02:14
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a seven-year, more than $40 million award from the National Institutes of Health for a clinical trials unit that will implement the scientific agendas of five NIH networks devoted to HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and cure research.
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