Monday, 23 September 2013

Read something new about Vaccines....

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September 13, 2013 12:12:00 PMCMV-based vaccine can clear SIV infection in macaques
Could a vaccine be used to functionally cure HIV infection? New evidence from an animal study suggests the strategy may work, though the infection cleared was—of course—of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), not HIV.
Written by  Andreas von Bubnoff  
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August 30, 2013 03:40:00 PMNew animal model recapitulates sexual HIV transmission
Most HIV transmissions happen heterosexually, but so far, animal models don’t accurately recapitulate this process. Instead, researchers manually place a droplet of a solution that contains viruses inside the vagina of females. Now, researchers have for the first time modeled heterosexual HIV transmission in a much more accurate way: In mice that actually have sex (Dis. Model. & Mech., 2013; doi: 10.1242/dmm.012617).
Written by  Andreas von Bubnoff  
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August 15, 2013 06:17:00 PMStudy boosts hope for a better malaria vaccine
Spider-Man got his superhuman abilities after being bitten by an irradiated spider. Irradiated mosquitoes aren't quite as powerful, but they might help humanity in another way: the fight against malaria.

A recently published study reveals that all six volunteers who received five vaccinations of a new experimental vaccine containing irradiated noninfectious malaria parasites were protected from controlled malaria infection three weeks after the last vaccination (Science 2013, doi: 10.1126/science.1241800). The vaccine, which was found to be safe in these volunteers, also protected six of nine volunteers who received four doses, while five of six unvaccinated volunteers got infected.
Written by  Andreas von Bubnoff  
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July 29, 2013 12:33:00 PMThe blood bank quandary
In 1982, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began asking groups considered even then at high-risk for AIDS—mainly intravenous drug users and gay men—from donating blood. The US Food and Drug Administration adopted the recommendations a year later to safeguard the nation’s blood supply. Other countries did the same.

The measure made perfect public health sense at the time and officials were rightly worried that HIV was invading the national blood supply. But are such restrictions needed today?
Written by  Regina McEnery  
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July 16, 2013 03:11:00 PMHow disease detectives track deadly bugs today
Given how fast two entirely new and deadly viruses—the H7N9 influenza strain in China and the MERS coronavirus in Saudi Arabia—were picked up by disease surveillance experts, we’ve been pondering how the tools and technologies we take for granted today might have altered the course of HIV and AIDS if they’d been available when AIDS blipped on the public health radar.
Written by  Regina McEnery  
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July 05, 2013 12:41:00 PMA stir in Kuala Lumpur
I attend a lot of scientific meetings. At the end of most, I ask participants what they thought were the highlights. But at this year’s 7th International AIDS Society conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from June 30th to July 3rd, I didn’t need to ask. The thing that had everybody excited was the announcement that researchers might have replicated the HIV cure achieved in Timothy Brown—the so-called Berlin patient.
Written by  Andreas von Bubnoff  
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June 27, 2013 10:53:00 PMResearchers synthesize potent stimulators of HIV expression in latently infected cells
The eradication of viral reservoirs remains among the most challenging obstacles to curing HIV infection, a problem that researchers have sought to solve by inducing HIV replication in latently infected, resting CD4+ T cells. The expectation is that the cells would then either die as a result of the renewed viral replication or become vulnerable to targeting by antiretroviral drugs or immune responses.

One drug that researchers hope might stimulate the virus to come out of hiding is known as SAHA. But HIV maintains its latency in a variety of ways, so it will likely take a combination of drugs with different mechanisms of action to eradicate all parts of the reservoir. One alternative mechanism is activation of protein kinase C (PKC), an enzyme that in turn activates a transcription factor called NFκB, which induces HIV expression in latently infected cells. Now researchers report that they have synthesized powerful analogs of the natural PKC activator prostratin (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 2013, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1302634110).
Written by  Andreas von Bubnoff  
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June 26, 2013 03:54:00 PMIDU study rounds out PrEP picture
Most people assume, perhaps understandably, that HIV-infected injecting drug users (IDUs) are incapable of adhering to the daily grind of oral antiretroviral (ARV) treatment. Yet this assumption appears to be contradicted by the data.

Still, the notion that HIV-uninfected IDUs might adhere to a daily regimen of ARVs to prevent HIV infection seems like a stretch. But that too appears to be the case, if the results of a recently completed Phase III trial in Thailand are any indication.
Written by  Regina McEnery  
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June 07, 2013 07:42:00 PMEast meets West for vaccine design
Today was the last day of the first conference on vaccine design organized by Cold Spring Harbor (CSH) Asia, the Asian branch of the renowned Cold Spring Harbor conference in the state of New York. The gathering took place from June 3 to 7 at a brand new conference center and hotel built in 2010 in Suzhou, just one hour by car (half an hour by the recently constructed high speed train) from Shanghai. The center was built for CSH Asia to hold such meetings, said Maoyen Chi, who directs the CSH Asia program. So far, CSH Asia has held almost 40 meetings here, covering many reas of biology.
Written by  Andreas von Bubnoff  
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June 05, 2013 05:42:00 PMLatest issue of VAX
Check out our May edition of VAX, which includes coverage from the "30 Years of HIV Science" meeting in Paris, global news and or latest Primer, that describes how recent breakthroughs offer a blueprint on how a vaccine may be designed to induce broadly neutraliziing antibodies.   
Written by  Regina McEnery  

Saturday, 21 September 2013

That what you eat makes or breaks you? Read on

Sports helps

Miss America is evolving

The Science behind diseases; good read

Vulnerability and coping by middle-class and students in Higher Institutes of learning; lessons for HIV Response Planning in Uganda

The following have been collected from Uganda's daily:
Jul 21, 2013 ... Magistrate's absence delays organ trade case... An undercover investigation in various city hostels unveils how university girls .... “From the way you are describing it, that is prostitution and prostitution is illegal in Uganda... in hostels, this business could escalate into the spread of HIV/AIDS in universities ...
www.newvision.co.ug/.../645264-how-university-girls-live-large-in-hostels. html
Chu Lee came into Uganda seven years ago and established the two Chinese ... by to the nearby Akamwesi Hostel or the City Regency Hotel have no clue or ... with male clients and in somecases, girls pocket up to sh200,000 depending on ... The danger of contracting HIV or STDs as most men insist on unprotected sex ...
www.newvision.co.ug/mobile/Detail.aspx?NewsID=629224...
Jun 10, 2012... residing in hostels to sensitize them on the dangers of unplanned pregnancies. ...Chekweko pointed out that cases of unsafe abortions and ... indulge in unprotected sex which sometimes leads to contracting HIV/AIDS, Sexually ... intensive training on emergency contraceptives in Kampala on Saturday.
www.newvision.co.ug/.../631834-makerere-university-students-to-give-out- condoms.html
Oct 31, 2012 ... Gleeson, 67, an Australian national, first came to Uganda in 1988. ... had whatever they wanted, but this was not the case with African (Ugandan) children. ... The foundation also has hostels for traumatised children where they are receive special ... African Queens declare war on HIV, FGM, early marriages.
www.newvision.co.ug/.../636946-gave-up-all-to-bring-hope-to-uganda-s- disadvantaged-children.html
Sep 24, 2010 ... Nsenga's widow denied bail in murder case ... residents of Kikoni, a Kampala suburb, when he quit his hostel over mobile phone call discounts.
www.newvision.co.ug/D/9/41/733009
Feb 20, 2013 ... Environment · Health & Fitness · Health Queries · HIV: Towards zero ... For the record, they are the words of chairman Uganda Baseball ... for businesses to emerge, for instance, hostels maybe constructed. ... “Now we will be able to play without being interrupted as has been the case,” explained Mukhobe.
www.newvision.co.ug/.../639991-baseball-secures-home-in-uganda.html
Mar 12, 2013 ... Army recruits dropped over Hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS. ... It is only students'hostels like the famous Kinaigeria Hostel, George Livingstone, Kafumbi and others that look like real homes. .... Although statistics on the number of prostitutes in Uganda are ... In mostcases, one cannot even negotiate for safe sex.
www.newvision.co.ug/.../640589-drugs-cheap-alcohol-fueling-sex-trade.html
Apr 25, 2013 ... Ugandan news, news in UgandaKampalaUganda, breaking news, news, ...Army recruits dropped over Hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS. ... She was last seen at her hostel in Kyambogo when she left for Kireka to get medicine from a herbalist. ... The mindboggling caseis registered on file number CRB3872/12.
www.newvision.co.ug/.../642044-missing-kyambogo-student-linked-to- sudan.html
Mar 9, 2013 ... Environment · Health & Fitness · Health Queries · HIV: Towards zero · Archive; Multimedia... African leaders to discuss Kenya's ICC cases ... Bravo Vision Group for “Keep Uganda Clean” project. ...Among the works to be done at the school is completion of the girls' hostel, library and computer laboratory.
www.newvision.co.ug/article/fullstory.aspx?story_id...catid...
Aug 22, 2011 ... Ugandan news, news in UgandaKampalaUganda, breaking news, news, besigye, museveni, yoweri, new vision, ... Environment · Health & Fitness · Health Queries · HIV: Towards zero ...Magistrate's absence delays organ trade case... YOU all know Hellen Lukoma who acted in The Hostel as Patra.
www.newvision.co.ug/D/9/40/763357
Mar 25, 2011 ... During one antenatal visit, she discovered she was HIV positive. .... I travelled to Kampalaand suggested she relocates to another hostel... Cecilia’s ‘ abortion’ or detoothing (whatever the case was) and refusal to ...
www.newvision.co.ug/D/9/500/750188
Dec 31, 2010 ... Ugandan news, news in UgandaKampalaUganda, breaking news, news, ... Environment · Health & Fitness · Health Queries · HIV: Towards zero ... He might be battling court cases over various alleged misdemeanors back home, but the ... YOU all know Hellen Lukoma who acted in The Hostel as Patra.
www.newvision.co.ug/D/9/40/742469
Aug 11, 2010 ... Environment · Health & Fitness · Health Queries · HIV: Towards zero ... Uganda v Rwanda August 18. Uganda v Yemen August 20. Zanzibar v Uganda ... The team , that relocated from camp in Jinja to the Namboole hostel ... worry about what would befall them just in case their mother dies in prison.
www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/30/728454
Dec 15, 2011 ... Environment · Health & Fitness · Health Queries · HIV: Towards zero ... Cases of young girls dropping out of school in Namutumba district due to ... 16 girls sat for the 2010Uganda Certificate of Education examinations pregnant. ... the education officials ordered the closure of the hostel where men used to ...
www.newvision.co.ug/.../314893-my-daughter-my-wealth-the-plight-of- namutumba-s-child-mothers.html
Dec 3, 2010 ... Environment · Health & Fitness · Health Queries · HIV: Towards zero · Archive; Multimedia... African leaders to discuss Kenya's ICC cases. epaper image ... Bravo Vision Group for “Keep UgandaClean” project... Nintendo chief ... YOU all know Hellen Lukoma who acted in The Hostel as Patra. Well towards ...
www.newvision.co.ug/D/9/40/740053
Oct 11, 2004 ... African leaders to discuss Kenya's ICC cases ... Bravo Vision Group for “Keep UgandaClean” project. ... Some students also threatened to attack the girls’ hostel because they had refused to join them in the strike. ... counsel men to stop having extramarital sex to stem the raising rates of HIVinfections.
www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/13/392957
Mar 26, 2010 ... Ugandan news, news in UgandaKampalaUganda, breaking news, news, besigye, museveni, yoweri, new vision, ... Environment · Health & Fitness · Health Queries · HIV: Towards zero ...Magistrate's absence delays organ trade case... YOU all know Hellen Lukoma who acted in The Hostel as Patra.
www.newvision.co.ug/D/9/40/714243
May 2, 2008 ... Army recruits dropped over Hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS. ... the intrigue and controversy often touted by the media, particularly in Uganda.†... So, one by one, they are listed including his various humanitarian acts just in case we forget just how ... YOU all know Hellen Lukoma who acted in The Hostelas Patra.
www.newvision.co.ug/D/9/40/625765
Jul 16, 2005 ... Environment · Health & Fitness · Health Queries · HIV: Towards zero ... African leaders to discuss Kenya's ICC cases. epaper image ... Bravo Vision Group for “ Keep Uganda Clean” project. ... Allan, who was employed by the hotel general manager, Paul Akivembe, was earning a weekly stipend of sh48,000.
www.newvision.co.ug/D/9/40/445131
Highlights of the Godi casePublish Date: Feb 11, 2011 ... Benson Opendi, a detective attached to OldKampala Police Station, said Rehema expressed fear about Godi. ... Grace Bukenya, a security guard attached to Nana Hostel on Sir Apollo ... men to stop having extramarital sex to stem the raising rates ofHIV infections.
www.newvision.co.ug/E/8/12/746312
Dec 9, 2012 ... Ugandan news, news in UgandaKampalaUganda, breaking news, ...Environment · Health & Fitness · Health Queries · HIV: Towards zero .... This is mainly on girls who sleep alone in hostels and rented houses,” adds Ssenkumbi. There are indications that some rape cases occur when one's house is ...
www.newvision.co.ug/.../637988-chloroform-usage-in-crime-on-the-high. html
Army recruits dropped over Hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS. ... An analysis of the Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) results since 2000 also shows that 111 ...
www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/12/707756
Jun 4, 2013 ... Ugandan news, news in UgandaKampalaUganda, breaking news, news, besigye, ... Environment · Health & Fitness · Health Queries · HIV: Towards zero ... Miria Ninsiima, the head of girl's hostel, confirmed confiscating miniskirts from three students. ...Magistrate's absence delays organ trade case.
www.newvision.co.ug/.../643574-nyakayojo-ss-students-strike-over-miniskirt -ban.html
Mar 7, 2006 ... Ugandan news, news in UgandaKampalaUganda, breaking news, news, ... Katutsi said Kyakuwa’s testimony, which was vital to the case, was inconsistent. ... would leave the discomfort of her hostel, move to Luzira to meet the good ... having extramarital sex to stem the raising rates of HIVinfections.
www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/12/485950
Mar 7, 2006 ... For her accommodation she got a room at Sankara Hostel and moved to the hostel in October 1997. She was ... She was counselled on HIV/AIDS problem. ..... Prosecution referred this court to the case of UGANDA v. Joseph ...
www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/516/485967
Mar 11, 2013 ... Environment · Health & Fitness · Health Queries · HIV: Towards zero ... In northern Uganda, bush fires killed at least five people and burnt over 90 ... In some cases, the fire starts spontaneously due to methane gas in the soil. .... On the same day, lightning set ablaze a hostel at St. Peter Claver Secondary ...
www.newvision.co.ug/.../640527-sweltering-heat-gives-way-to-lightning- thunder.html
Jan 1, 2010 ... The allegation was that in November, 1997, at Luzira in Kampala, Besigye had an ... Lwanga told court that she counseled Kyakuwa on HIV/AIDS related problems. ... Directorate and he, therefore, asked court to dismiss the case.... During her time at Makerere, Kyakuwa stayed at Sankara Hostel, on Sir ...
www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/13/705818
Nov 25, 2010 ... Kisakye and Atugonza who were students of the Uganda Christian University ( UCU) died recently in a suspicious fire in Kisakye’s hostel room. ... that †œBurnt UCU HIV gal infected 10 boys†and how Atugonza was “a despicable woman†and how AIDS is ... But this will not always be the case.
www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/459/739282
Mar 31, 2006 ... IN THE HIGH COURT OF UGANDA AT KAMPALA COURT CASE ... POLICE CASE NO: CID HQS E/43/2004 ..... She was offered a Bachelor of Arts course and put in a Student’s hostel...Ministry warns on HIV infections.
www.newvision.co.ug/D/9/515/466462
Aug 25, 2013 ... Environment · Health & Fitness · Health Queries · HIV: Towards zero ... African leaders to discuss Kenya's ICC cases ... Bravo Vision Group for “Keep Uganda Clean” project.... Meanwhile, students who had already paid rent for hostels around Makerere are complaining that their rental period is running out ...
www.newvision.co.ug/.../646481-makerere-university-students-count-losses. html
Nov 1, 2012 ... Bravo Vision Group for “Keep Uganda Clean” project. ... The Police station boss, Ceaser Tusingwire, said the suspect's case is recorded under ...
www.newvision.co.ug/.../636958-man-arrested-masquerading-as-girl-in- hostel.html
Apr 4, 2013 ... Army recruits dropped over Hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS. ... The Kampala Sun painstakingly details an autopsy showing how the ... “He was enchanted by her,” a member of The Hostel crew recalls Omara's feelings for Tibba. .... which wasn't the case when he and Kitty dated even when they had started to openly ...
www.newvision.co.ug/.../641323-how-fame-tibba-destroyed-odoch.html
Nov 24, 2008 ... She added that Kajubi owns a hostel in Makerere Kikoni, property in London and ... Thecase will come up for mention in the High Court on December 12. ... Katwe , Jinja, Masaka, Kira Road inKampala, Masindi and Tororo districts. ... to stop having extramarital sex to stem the raising rates of HIVinfections.
www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/12/661174
Environment · Health & Fitness · Health Queries · HIV: Towards zero ... Ugandan students based in Egypt arrive homePublish Date: Jul 11, 2013 ... The students said they locked themselves in their hostel rooms since the uprising began on June 30 up to July 4, when Morsi... Magistrate's absence delays organ trade case.
www.newvision.co.ug/.../644943-ugandan-students-based-in-egypt-arrive- home.html
Apr 25, 2013 ... Ugandan news, news in UgandaKampalaUganda, breaking news, ... to provide technical support for malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child ... All cases of suspected Congo Crimean hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) have ...
www.newvision.co.ug/.../642051-malaria-fight-saboteurs-to-be-punished. html
May 31, 2013 ... Environment · Health & Fitness · Health Queries · HIV: Towards zero ... Jinja Road Police Station is investigating such a case where a one Andrew Turigye reportedly lured... Turigye is perhaps the biggest cyber-crime suspect Uganda has known. ... Anne is a 21-year-old student who resides in a hostel.
www.newvision.co.ug/news/643411-raped-on-facebook.html
Apr 18, 2011 ... The Kampala metropolitan Police spokesperson, Ibn Senkumbi, said ... â€œWe are still investigating but it is a case of suspected suicide,†Senkumbi told New Vision. ...Moses Hakiza, a student residing at the hostel, said he heard a loud ... having extramarital sex to stem the raising rates of HIV infections.
www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/13/752531
Jul 10, 2012 ... African leaders to discuss Kenya's ICC cases ... Bravo Vision Group for “KeepUganda Clean” project. ... I have never entered a girls' hostel.
www.newvision.co.ug/.../632832-campus-girls-tried-to-seduce-me-for-chips. html
Nov 11, 2008 ... While these hostels have spacious rooms, free transport to university; they are increasingly becoming unsafe. ... There was another case last year in September when Phiona ... positive for HIV/AIDS and she was the only girl he had slept with. ... Recently, Uganda Christian University (UCU) stepped up ...
www.newvision.co.ug/D/9/35/658961
Aug 4, 2013 ... Environment · Health & Fitness · Health Queries · HIV: Towards zero ... African leaders to discuss Kenya's ICC cases ... The spokesperson for the Uganda Supreme Council,Nsereko Mutumba, said, “We are happy ... same purpose which that house was serving as a hostel for the Baganda students in Britain.
www.newvision.co.ug/.../645731-museveni-kabaka-deal-excites-buganda- leaders.html