POLARIS-2: Voxilaprevir safe, effective with Epclusa in multiple HCV genotypes

POLARIS-2: Voxilaprevir safe, effective with Epclusa in multiple HCV genotypes

BOSTON — A novel pangenotypic protease inhibitor, voxilaprevir, yielded encouraging outcomes when administered with Epclusa, regardless of HCV genotype or cirrhosis status, but remained non-inferior to the combination direct-acting antiviral, according to findings presented at The Liver Meeting 2016.

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Your ATM machine may be full of germs

Your ATM machine may be full of germs

Be careful the next time you visit the nearby automated teller machine (ATM), as the keypad may be loaded with bacterias from spoiled food to parasites that may also cause sexually transmitted disease (STDs), researchers say.

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Doctor Who Eradicated Smallpox Dies at 87

Doctor Who Eradicated Smallpox Dies at 87

Donald Henderson, an American doctor and public health official who led the successful global drive to wipe out smallpox in the 1960s and '70s, credited with saving tens of millions of lives, has died. He was 87.

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Hepatitis C infection increases the risk of developing mouth cancer

Hepatitis C infection increases the risk of developing mouth cancer

People who are infected with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) are at a greater risk of developing mouth cancer, according to a new report.

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Mitochondria-targeted iron chelator offers photoprotection

Mitochondria-targeted iron chelator offers photoprotection

A mitochondria-targeted iron chelator can protect primary skin fibroblasts against the harmful effects of ultraviolet A (UVA), according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

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Breakthrough in fight against antibiotic resistance

Breakthrough in fight against antibiotic resistance

Scientists have developed a pioneering new treatment to prevent bacterial skin infections, which could be used in the battle against 'superbugs', such as MRSA.

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Diabetes could be due to failure of beta cell ‘hubs’

Diabetes could be due to failure of beta cell ‘hubs’

The significant role of beta cell 'hubs' in the pancreas has been demonstrated for the first time, suggesting that diabetes may due to the failure of a privileged few cells, rather than the behavior of all cells.

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Infectious disease expert offers insight into zika investigation

Infectious disease expert offers insight into zika investigation

Florida health department officials have been tight-lipped about the investigation into a possible locally-transmitted case of Zika virus in Miami-Dade County.

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Science related to fluoride, dentists’ exposure to bacteria presented at IADR

Science related to fluoride, dentists’ exposure to bacteria presented at IADR

New scientific research related to the risk of exposure to Legionella pneumophila for dental practitioners; the role of diet in caries prevention; and the effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride in arresting root caries were among the topics explored at the 94th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association of Dental Research.

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Consistent Use of Monthly Vaginal Ring Protects Against HIV

Consistent Use of Monthly Vaginal Ring Protects Against HIV

When used regularly, a monthly vaginal ring medicated with the antiretroviral drug dapivirine may be an effective way for women in sub-Saharan Africa to protect themselves from HIV infection, according to research presented at the 21st International AIDS Conference, held from July 18 to 22 in Durban, South Africa.

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