Recon: Sanofi, Translate Bio Partner on mRNA Vaccines

Recon: Sanofi, Translate Bio Partner on mRNA Vaccines

Posted 11 June 2018 | By Ana Mulero  In Focus: US In Focus: International Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology Pharma giants like Novartis, Pfizer, and Sanofi are getting serious about a cutting edge therapy that changes human genes (Business Insider) Is new generic competition enough to lower drug costs? (PwC) The ‘Right To Try […]

HIV vaccine could soon be a reality

HIV vaccine could soon be a reality

Researchers have found that Treg cells, a type of regulatory lymphocyte, might be protecting babies in the womb from getting infected with the HIV virus when the mother is infected. “Finding out what protects the majority of babies is important, as it can lead to ways to boost natural immune responses and make individuals resistant […]

Everything You Need To Know About HIV Prevention Drug PrEP

Everything You Need To Know About HIV Prevention Drug PrEP

Truvada is the closest thing we have to an HIV vaccine. It’s a small blue pill that, when taken daily, is estimated to be up to 99 percent effective at preventing the contraction of HIV. This kind of preventative approach, technically called PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), was approved by the FDA in 2012 and has relatively […]

Vietnam pilots oral HIV testing

Vietnam pilots oral HIV testing

Vietnam is conducting 80,000 HIV tests via saliva in high-risk populations in Hanoi and southern Ho Chi Minh City. The self-test method shows 99 per cent of accuracy in detecting HIV antibodies in high-risk populations, who inject drugs or engage in unprotected sex and have homosexual men. This will also be applied in northern Thai […]

New HIV vaccine comes closer to reality, Treg cells hold the key

New HIV vaccine comes closer to reality, Treg cells hold the key

HIV vaccine could soon be a reality. Researchers have found that Treg cells, a type of regulatory lymphocyte, might be protecting babies in the womb from getting infected with the HIV virus when the mother is infected. “Finding out what protects the majority of babies is important, as it can lead to ways to boost […]

Novel computer models for individualization of HIV therapy in countries with limited healthcare resources

Novel computer models for individualization of HIV therapy in countries with limited healthcare resources

June 11, 2018 New predictive computer models designed to optimize HIV therapy in countries with limited healthcare resources are published online this week in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (JAC). The models, which were developed with data from tens of thousands of patients around the world, accurately predict how an individual on failing therapy will […]

New HIV vaccine could soon be on the horizon

New HIV vaccine could soon be on the horizon

Washington: HIV vaccine could soon be a reality. Researchers have found that Treg cells, a type of regulatory lymphocyte, might be protect babies in the womb from getting infected with the HIV virus when the mother is infected.   “Finding out what protects the majority of babies is important, as it can lead to ways […]

Four ongoing tests offer hope against HIV infection

Four ongoing tests offer hope against HIV infection

For the two decades that Moses Nsubuga, a local artiste commonly known as Supercharger, has been taking anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs), his biggest worry has been the toll the drugs could take on his health. “Every day I take seven tablets. I worry that one day the medication will affect my liver or kidney,” said the […]