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October 15, 2014
by Guest Post

Making Old Lungs Look New Again

Animal research suggests ibuprofen can reduce lung inflammation in elderly COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research shows that the lungs become more inflammatory with age and that ibuprofen can lower that inflammation. In fact, immune cells from old mouse lungs fought … Continue reading

December 3, 2012
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Battling Tuberculosis through Microsoft Technology

Microsoft Research develops biometric monitoring system to help patients complete tuberculosis treatment programs. BANGALORE, India — Dec. 3, 2012 — Giri Prasad, a 33-year-old tailor who lives in Delhi, first noticed the pain below his ribs. He went to see … Continue reading

June 23, 2012
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From the Mouths of Monkeys: New Technique Detects TB

Tuberculosis can be a serious threat to monkeys and apes. A new technique for detecting the tuberculosis -causing bacteria could help in protecting the health of primate populations. The method can spot TB even among infected primates that show no … Continue reading

June 12, 2012
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A SMART(er) Way to Track Influenza

Brown University researchers have created a reliable and fast flu-detection test that can be carried in a first-aid kit. The novel prototype device isolates influenza RNA using a combination of magnetics and microfluidics, then amplifies and detects probes bound to … Continue reading

May 16, 2012
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Biosensor Illuminates Compounds to Aid Fight Against TB

EAST LANSING, Mich. — For his work on developing new treatments for tuberculosis, a Michigan State University researcher has been named a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Robert Abramovitch of MSU’s … Continue reading

February 11, 2012
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Treatment For TB Can Be Guided By Patients’ Genetics

A gene that influences the inflammatory response to infection may also predict the effectiveness of drug treatment for a deadly form of tuberculosis. An international collaboration between researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle, Duke University, Harvard University, the … Continue reading

August 8, 2010
by Pravda

Russia and AIDS: The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth

Women’s rights are high on the international agenda as the world moves towards a more egalitarian model, finally creating and respecting gender equality and the empowerment of women.   As regards AIDS, what is the situation involving women in particular … Continue reading