Universal ‘test and trace’ for HIV cost-effective in high prevalence regions

Rolling out home-based testing and universal treatment for HIV is cost-effective and can cut the incidence of cases in high-prevalence communities. These are the findings of a major HIV-prevention study involving more than one million people in Zambia and South Africa. Using modeling of HIV incidence and the cost of the interventions, researchers found that […]

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Researchers discover how the brain learns from subconscious stimuli

Researchers uncovered for the first time what happens in animals’ brains when they learn from subconscious, visual stimuli. In time, this knowledge can lead to new treatments for a number of conditions. The study, a collaboration between KU Leuven, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard was published in Neuron. An experienced birdwatcher recognizes many more details […]

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One minute diagnostic found superior to standard tests for P. vivax malaria

Results of a clinical study conducted by researchers in Manaus, Brazil, show that the Gazelle Malaria test outperformed Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) and was nearly as accurate as more expensive and time-consuming expert microscopy in detecting Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) malaria. The data was published Friday, March 12 in the Malaria Journal. The double-blind study […]

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Bioinformaticians trace down molecular signals of Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the world, yet little is known about its causes and progression. To diagnose it early, make prognoses and develop therapies, biomarkers that indicate the development and course of the disease are needed. Bioinformaticians at Saarland University have been searching for such biomarkers, focusing on ribonucleic […]

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