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HIV particles do not cause AIDS, our own immune cells do

Researchers have revealed that HIV does not cause AIDS by the virus’s direct effect on the host’s immune cells, but rather through the cells’ lethal influence on one another.  588 more words


Bio-Control of Salmonella in Foods Using Bacteriophages

I’m a bit of a sceptic when it comes to the idea that “phage therapy” is going to save us when the antibiotics fail. There have been enough clinical trails now to show that this cannot be true, at least in simple terms. 363 more words


Save the date: New research on malaria, dengue, chik-v, Ebola, ticks, parasitic worms and more

EurekAlert 11 August 2015

The 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the largest gathering of its kind, will launch in Philadelphia with the Honorable Rajiv Shah, MD, former administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 122 more words


Sierra Leone discharges last Ebola patient

BBC News 25 August 2015

Sierra Leone has released its last known Ebola patient, according to the World Health Organization.

35-year-old Adama Sankoh was discharged from a treatment centre in the northern Bombali district on Monday morning. 27 more words


Universal flu vaccine comes closer, scientists say

BBC news 25 August 2015

Researchers say they are closer to developing a vaccine to give life-long protection against any type of flu, after promising trials in animals. 76 more words


Seventh case of measles at Queensland University

Brisbane Times 24 August 2015

A seventh person has contracted measles after an outbreak at the University of Queensland.

The student was a passenger on Singapore Airlines flight SQ235, which arrived in Brisbane on August 15. 85 more words


Sixth measles case confirmed in Toowoomba

Brisbane Times 23 August 2015

A sixth case of measles has been reported in South East Queensland, this time in Toowoomba, after someone with the disease visited the Darling Downs city. 70 more words