Immunology
New malaria vaccine found effective in clinical trial

New malaria vaccine found effective in clinical trial

Berlin: The University of Tubingen researchers in collaboration with the biotech company Sanaria Inc have demonstrated in a clinical trial that a new vaccine for malaria called Sanaria PfSPZ-CVac has been up to 100 percent effective when assessed at 10 weeks after last dose of vaccine. more

Scientists identify potent antibody that neutralizes nearly all HIV strains

Scientists identify potent antibody that neutralizes nearly all HIV strains

Washington: Scientists from the National Institutes of Health have identified an antibody from an HIV-infected person that potently neutralized 98 percent of HIV isolates tested, including 16 of 20 strains resistant to other antibodies of the same class. more

Researchers unravel mystery of bacteria’s antibiotic resistance

Researchers unravel mystery of bacteria’s antibiotic resistance

Washington: A popular antibiotic called rifampicin, used to treat tuberculosis, leprosy, and Legionnaire’s disease, is becoming less effective as the bacteria that cause the diseases develop more resistance. more

Novel nanotherapy may beat antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’

Novel nanotherapy may beat antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’

New York: A novel light-activated nanotherapy developed by researchers at the University of Colorado – Boulder may be an effective weapon against the drug-resistant bacteria, say researchers including one of Indian-origin. more

New breakthrough may lead to HIV relapse cure

New breakthrough may lead to HIV relapse cure

Sydney: Scientists are now better able to predict how quickly the HIV virus will return after individuals stop treatment, thanks to the discovery of new immune system biomarkers by researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, and the University of Oxford. more

International team discovers natural defence against HIV

International team discovers natural defence against HIV

Washington: Researchers at Michigan State University were part of a team to discover a new natural defence against HIV infection. more

Hepatitis B vaccine less effective for arthritis patients

Hepatitis B vaccine less effective for arthritis patients

London (IANS): People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are less likely to be protected by hepatitis B vaccination than the general population, new research suggests. more

Scientists find way to make HIV vaccines effective

Scientists find way to make HIV vaccines effective

New York (IANS): Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have identified a protein that could help improve the efficacy of vaccines against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and prevent transmission of the virus. more

Common bacteria on verge of becoming antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Common bacteria on verge of becoming antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Washington: Antibiotic resistance is poised to spread globally among bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis. more

New approach to HIV management reduces deaths by almost a third

New approach to HIV management reduces deaths by almost a third

London: A new approach to care for patients with advanced HIV in Tanzania and Zambia, combining community support and screening for a type of meningitis, has reduced deaths by 28%. more