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Deaths from viral hepatitis surpass HIV/AIDS in many countries

Deaths from viral Hepatitis B and C have surpassed HIV/AIDS in many countries, including Australia and in Western Europe, according to an analysis of...

On-demand vaccines possible with engineered nanoparticles

Vaccines combat diseases and protect populations from outbreaks, but the life-saving technology leaves room for improvement. Vaccines usually are made en masse in centralized...

Probing confluence of human, animal, environmental health in Africa

Several UW researchers are working on disease prediction and control by looking at the interrelationships of people, other living creatures and their habitats. “Human-animal medicine...

Understanding the mystery of preterm birth

Researchers at the University of Adelaide's Robinson Institute say there is still a lack of knowledge about the causes of preterm birth and what can be...

AIDS vaccine candidate appears to completely clear virus from the body

An HIV/AIDS vaccine candidate developed by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University appears to have the ability to completely clear an AIDS-causing virus...

NIH, Gates Foundation and Colorado State team up to find new...

WHAT: A team of U.S. and European researchers have found that a new vaccine strategy tested in mice provides stronger, more long-lasting protection from tuberculosis (TB) infection than the vaccine currently used in humans, known as BCG. Their fin...

Exploring Africa’s success stories

Conventional wisdom has long been negative on Africa. Historically, it has been seen as a failing continent, plagued by deep-rooted problems -- poverty, corruption, war, and disease. But after four decades of relative stagnation, Africa has been g...

Study predicts massive impact of drought tolerant maize in Africa

NAIROBI, KENYA (26 AUGUST 2010) -- As climate change intensifies drought conditions in Africa and sparks fears of a new cycle of crippling food shortages, a study released today finds widespread adoption of recently developed drought-tolerant variet...

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