Join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook. Closed Although a language around women's rights is largely absent from national discussions, Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, is home to a burgeoning women's movement. The city is witnessing growing activity including the first openly declared feminist group called Setaweet.
A Sin Nombre virus particle shown budding from a Vero cell. NIAID November 21, A human protein associated with asthma is key to how hantaviruses infect the lungs and sometimes cause a life-threatening pulmonary condition known as hantavirus pulmonary syndrome HPSaccording to researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health.
They hope that disrupting that recognition event could lead to a therapeutic against HPS. The finding suggests that the eye may be a source for early CJD diagnosis and raises questions about the safety of routine eye exams and corneal transplants.
Sporadic CJD, a fatal neurodegenerative prion disease of humans, is untreatable and difficult to diagnose. This image shows hepatitis B core antigen arrow head on the cellular membrane in cells transfected with hepatitis B virus. The virus is derived from a patient with acute liver failure.
Colorized scanning electron micrograph of Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria, which causes gonorrhea. NIAID November 7, An investigational oral antibiotic called zoliflodacin was well-tolerated and successfully cured most cases of uncomplicated gonorrhea when tested in a Phase 2 multicenter clinical trial, according to findings published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.
National Institutes of Health, sponsored the clinical study. October Scanning electron micrograph of Lassa virus budding off a Vero cell. NIAID October 17, A surge in Lassa fever cases in Nigeria in does not appear to be linked to a single virus strain or increased human-to-human transmission, according to a genomic analysis published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
This transmission electron microscopic TEM image depicts Lassa virus virions adjacent to some cell debris.
Goldsmith October 11, A novel vaccine designed to protect people from both Lassa fever and rabies showed promise in preclinical testing, according to new research published in Nature Communications.
Woman selling vegetable snacks in a Thai market—a possible source of probiotic Bacillus spores. Tuberculosis TB is the leading infectious cause of death worldwide, killing roughly 1. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Helps Restore Beneficial Bacteria in Cancer Patients The Human Microbiome Project, launched by NIH inprovided a glimpse of the microbial diversity of healthy humans and is exploring the possible relationship between human diseases and the microbiome.
Streptococcus; microbial biofilm of mixed species in a human; Bacillus; Malassezia lopophilis.
Jonathan Bailey, NHGRI September 26, Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have shown that autologous fecal microbiota transplantation auto-FMT is a safe and effective way to help replenish beneficial gut bacteria in cancer patients who require intense antibiotics during allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
In their study, patients who underwent the procedure were randomly assigned into two groups: Bags of fluid for intravenous IV infusions. The early-phase clinical trial will evaluate whether periodic infusions of two highly potent, HIV-specific, broadly neutralizing antibodies bNAbs —3BNC and —are safe in people living with HIV.
The study also will gather preliminary data on how effectively the bNAb infusions, delivered together every two to four weeks, suppress HIV following discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy ART.
Experimental Nasal Influenza Vaccine Tested in Kids, Teens September 17, An early-stage clinical trial testing the safety and immune-stimulating ability of an experimental nasal influenza vaccine in healthy 9- to year-old children and teens has begun enrolling participants at a Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit VTEU site at Saint Louis University, St.
A red blood cell infected with malaria parasites. NIAID September 10, Enrollment has begun in a Phase 1 clinical trial to test the safety of a new investigational drug designed to treat malaria, as well as its effect on the human body.
The virus surface yellow is covered with proteins called hemagglutinin blue and neuraminidase red that enable the virus to enter and infect human cells. The trial is enrolling 50 healthy adults ages years. August A counselor listens to and advises a client. NIAID August 30, An intervention designed to facilitate treatment for HIV and substance use was associated with a 50 percent reduction in mortality for people living with HIV who inject illicit drugs, a study has found.
In addition, the people who received the intervention were nearly twice as likely to report being in treatment for HIV and substance use after one year as those who received their national standard of care. They also were about twice as likely to have suppressed their HIV to undetectable levels after one year.
Rapid Development in Central Africa Increases the Risk of Infectious Disease Outbreaks Red circles indicate areas of primary human infections of Zaire ebolavirus; the green circle indicates the recently contained outbreak with its epicenter in the Bikoro region; and the yellow circle indicates the ongoing outbreak in the North Kivu region of the DRC.
The density of road construction is shown in red. These changes, while generally positive and welcome, also make the region more vulnerable to explosive infectious disease outbreaks, according to an international group of scientists.
Antiretroviral drugs to treat HIV infection. The public health community must use targeted interventions, however, to do a better job of reaching populations with low levels of viral suppressionaccording to experts from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases NIAIDpart of the National Institutes of Health.
Zika virus particles red shown in African green monkey kidney cells Credit: NIAID is sponsoring the trial. NIAID August 14, In the past 15 years, two outbreaks of severe respiratory disease were caused by coronaviruses transmitted from animals to humans.
InSARS-CoV severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus spread from civets to infect more than 8, people, leading to a year-long global public health emergency. MERS-CoV Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirusfirst identified inconsistently jumps from dromedary camels to people, resulting in periodic outbreaks with a roughly 35 percent fatality rate.Learning Objectives.
Summarize the basic geography of Subsaharan Africa. Identify the African Transition Zone, including the transitions that are occurring in the zone.
The WHO Global Technical Strategy for Malaria was adopted by the World Health Assembly in May The document was developed through an inclusive process under the guidance of a Steering Committee composed of leading malaria technical experts, scientists and country representatives.
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