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Importance of Retroviral Drugs Underestimated

The South Africa's health minister, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, claims that including garlic, beetroot and lemon in one’s diet would delay the onset of AIDS//. She declares that she is telling the truth and has also warned about the ill effects of the anti-retroviral drugs. This has sparked ...

HIV integrase inhibitor effective for patients beginning antiretroviral treatment

...s found. Raltegravir also had faster onset of action and fewer adverse side effects. In the clinical trial, both were combined with two other standard retroviral drugs, tenofovir and emtricitabine. The trial included 566 patients from 67 medical centers on five continents. The "primary endpoint" of the trial...

Nobel Laureate Celebrates With Thomson Reuters, Drs. Clotet and Gatell Ten Years of HIV Updates

...om/sida ), jointly sponsored by Abbott, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Gilead, Janssen-Cilag and Pfizer. Professor Barre-Sinoussi is a researcher at the retroviral Infections Regulation Unit of the Virology Department, Pasteur Institute, Paris, and was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery of...

iZumi Bio and Kyoto University Form Collaboration to Advance Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Technology

...nounced that his lab succeeded in inducing iPS cells in mouse by using four transgenes - Oct3/4, Sox2, Klf4 and c-Myc - delivered into fibroblasts via retroviral vectors, which became the world's first report of its kind. He also reported the generation of human iPS cells the following year. iPS cell technology...

JCI table of contents: March 23, 2009

...any, discuss the clinical importance of these data and the numerous questions that they pose for future research. TITLE: The genotoxic potential of retroviral vectors is strongly modulated by vector design and integration site selection in a mouse model of HSC gene therapy AUTHOR CONTACT: Eugenio Montini...

Keystone Symposia to Mark 25th Anniversary of its First HIV/AIDS Meeting

...co-discovered the virus that causes AIDS - Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) - along with colleague Dr. Luc Montagnier. Barre-Sinoussi is Head of the retroviral Infection Control Unit at Institut Pasteur in Paris and won the 2008 Nobel Prize for this discovery. Keystone Symposia's first conference on AIDS...

Converting adult somatic cells to pluripotent stem cells using a single virus

...neration Using a Single Lentiviral Stem Cell Cassette" appears on line in the journal Stem Cells . Prior research studies have required multiple retroviral vectors for reprogramming -- steps that depended on four different viruses to transfer genes into the cells' DNA essentially a separate virus for ea...

Biologist finds plant polymerases IV and V are really variants of Polymerase II

...es. Pikaard and his colleagues' work may have implications for applied medical research. For instance, gene therapy procedures sometimes use retroviral vectors as a way of introducing a foreign gene to replace a function impaired by disease. Often this foreign gene, called a transgene, restores the m...

Video: Magic Johnson Foundation and Abbott Call for Greater Prevention, Testing and Treatment on World AIDS Day

...epidemic. In 1985, the company developed the first licensed test to detect HIV antibodies in the blood and remains a leader in HIV diagnostics. Abbott retroviral and hepatitis tests are used to screen more than half of the world's donated blood supply. Abbott has developed two protease inhibitors for the treatm...

Open Biosystems' Open Access RNAi Program Continues to Gain Momentum Worldwide

... a collaboration that encourages and supports scientific advancements." Open Biosystems' portfolio of RNAi resources include shRNAmir lentiviral and retroviral libraries targeting the entire human and mouse genomes, the RNAi Consortium human and mouse lentiviral shRNA libraries as well as RNAi collections tar...

JCI table of contents: March 20, 2008

...ective gene delivered into them by agents known as retroviral vectors. However, some patients later developed le...ter stem cell gene therapy with a HOXB4-expressing retroviral vector AUTHOR CONTACT: Hans-Peter Kiem Fred H...71 ACCOMPANYING COMMENTARY TITLE: HOXB4 and retroviral vectors: adding fuel to the fire AUTHOR CONTACT...

President's FY09 Budget - A Disaster for Domestic AIDS: Congress Must Fund Critical Healthcare Priorities

...funding level enacted in FY 2008. This landmark initiative, begun in earnest in 2004, has witnessed phenomenal successes such as providing life-saving retroviral treatment for approximately 1.45 million men, women, and children in the 15 focus countries. It has also provided care for more than 6.6 million peopl...

Abbott's Kaletra(R) and Aluvia(R) (lopinavir/ritonavir) New Lower-Strength Tablet for Pediatric Use Receives Positive Opinion from EMEA

...epidemic. In 1985, the company developed the first licensed test to detect HIV antibodies in the blood and remains a leader in HIV diagnostics. Abbott retroviral and hepatitis tests are used to screen more than half of the world's donated blood supply. Abbott has developed two protease inhibitors for the treatm...

Cookie Johnson and Abbott Bring 'I Stand With Magic: Campaign to End Black AIDS' to Los Angeles to Educate African-American Women on HIV/AIDS

...epidemic. In 1985, the company developed the first licensed test to detect HIV antibodies in the blood and remains a leader in HIV diagnostics. Abbott retroviral and hepatitis tests are used to screen more than half of the world's donated blood supply. Abbott has developed two protease inhibitors for the treatm...

Ugandan Children Are Among the First to Receive Abbott's Lower-Strength Aluvia (lopinavir/ritonavir) Tablet

...epidemic. In 1985, the company developed the first licensed test to detect HIV antibodies in the blood and remains a leader in HIV diagnostics. Abbott retroviral and hepatitis tests are used to screen more than half of the world's donated blood supply. Abbott has developed two protease inhibitors for the treatm...

The Magic Johnson Foundation and Abbott Expand Focus of 'Campaign to End Black AIDS' to African-American Women in 2008

...epidemic. In 1985, the company developed the first licensed test to detect HIV antibodies in the blood and remains a leader in HIV diagnostics. Abbott retroviral and hepatitis tests are used to screen more than half of the world's donated blood supply. Abbott has developed two protease inhibitors for the treatm...

Abbott Receives U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approval for New Lower-Strength Kaletra(R) (lopinavir/ritonavir) Tablet for Pediatric HIV Patients

...epidemic. In 1985, the company developed the first licensed test to detect HIV antibodies in the blood and remains a leader in HIV diagnostics. Abbott retroviral and hepatitis tests are used to screen more than half of the world's donated blood supply. Abbott has developed two protease inhibitors for the treatm...

Penn Veterinary Medicine report new strategy to create genetically modified animals

...te transgenic animals. These inefficient and difficult methods also carry a risk of producing offspring with developmental abnormalities. The use of retroviral or lentiviral vectors has been reported in rodents, but it requires that animals be handled and maintained under higher biosafety precautions that ren...

Assam Reports HIV Suicides, Treatment a Distant Dream

.... Counselling apart, hundreds of people living with HIV/AIDS are passing agonising days with no access to treatment. The state has just two Anti retroviral Therapy (ART) roll out centres - one each at the Guwahati Medical College and the Assam Medical College in Dibrugarh. ART is a combination of me...

To Patent or Not-A Question of Life

...and a move towards more stringent rules on drug patenting. This in turn will lead to drugs used for treating cancers and AIDS, as like ARV or anti retroviral drugs, being patented too, making it much more costlier and hence out of reach for millions of poor AIDS sufferers in developing countries. At pre...

Interrupted Treatment Dangerous to HIV Management

...d metabolic functions. The treatment is also quite exorbitant and difficult to abide by. Resistant viral strains may also develop as a result of anti retroviral treatment. However, in spite of all the odds tossed against it, it’s safer for a HIV infected person any day to be continuously on ARV treatment th...

Measures to Prevent HIV in Railway Employees

...condoms. · Post Exposure Treatment – Free Anti retroviral Treatment Medicines are made available with in 24 ...l and Western Railway are being provided free anti retroviral treatment. Patients are being followed up. After ...nvestigations including free CD 4 count, free anti retroviral treatment is rendered to needy persons. · All...

Hundreds dying in northeast from AIDS

...truggling for survival. Hundreds are dying// with no access to treatment. "People are dying regularly and suffering a lot, unable to access Anti retroviral Therapy (ART) because such medicines are very expensive," said Dipak Singh, president of the Manipur Network of Positive People (MNPP). Two MNPP...

Human Strain Of Bird Flu Virus, Just A Matter Of Time?

... with a six month supply produced globally. Another measure which could be used is a drug to treat the flu. Roche has made available Tamiflu , a retroviral drug which is effective against the bird flu virus. George Abercrombie , head of operations for North America, Roche, spoke on Friday about the ...

Estimated cost of lifetime AIDS treatment assessed to be $618,900

...ducted by a Cornell/Johns Hopkins/Harvard/Boston University research team analyzed the costs and benefits offered by HIV treatment today. When anti retroviral medicines were first introduced in 1996 life expectancy of Aids patients was enhanced by 4 years. Ten years down the line it has increased commendably...

AIDS –spreading like wildfire in Chin

...ime intervals and this can pose an even more difficult obstacle in the way of treatment. Many with AIDS have begun to show signs of resistance to anti retroviral drugs because of the lack in maintaining a strict regimen with therapy says activists in China. At a forum organized by the World Health Organization,...

ART Infuses Hope for Mothers and Infants Suffering HIV

...d in the country, the group has lined up the Telugu Network of HIV Positive People (TNP+) and has launched a scheme, whereby pediatric dosages of Anti retroviral Therapy (ART) would be enabled at the Government hospitals in the State. Pediatric ART centers will be the main conduits to enable pediatric the...

Is AIDS A Manageable Disease?

...sked the present generation not to be under the wrong impression that the disease is manageable and can be easily cured//. They said that the anti retroviral (ARV) therapies have kept them alive but have suffered some of the worst side effects of the ARVs. The drugs prescribed for the treatment of AIDS usua...

Opposition against Amendments in the Intellectual Property Law

... neighboring country. These changes in the Intellectual Property law will lead to a drastic increase in the price of the essential drugs such as anti retroviral drugs (ARVs). This would affect thousands of Kenyans as it would result in increased mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS. Many activists and ...

In-Vivo Gene Therapy Technique to Cure XSCID in Basset Pups

...approach to gene therapy in which bone-marrow cells were taken out of the body of the affected boy, cultured in vitro for five days with exposure to a retroviral vector containing the normal gene and transplanted back into the patient. Three of the boys unfortunately developed a T-cell leukemia attributed to t...

Review of Reversal of Spread of Diseases in Africa

...tries can replace those migrating or motivate those who remain. This week's summit is expected tomainly focus on increasing the availability of retroviral treatment to more people as well as on the prevention of Aids mainly targeting the youth. It has now been widely acknowledged that the lack of compreh...

Muscle Derived Stem Cell Can Repair Damaged Cartilage

... issue of Arthritis and Rheumatism. The researchers extracted stem cells from the muscle. The harvested cells were transduced with the help of a retroviral vector, to enable expression of the BMP-4 protein, known to promote chondrogenesis. Simultaneously, the knee cartilage of 12-week rats were inju...

Lamivudine Manufactured By Ranbaxy gets the nod from the US FDA

...val from the US Food and drug administration ( FDA ) to manufacture // and market lamivudine tablets that can be used in combination with other anti - retroviral agents (ARVs) to treat patients with HIV infection. The approval has come after a number of quality checks and inspections by some of the most s...

More about HIV

... causes the progression of HIV and AIDS. They found that Prolactin and Growth Hormone, both of which are released during stress reactions, can promote retroviral production because of their effect on virus-producing cells. Individuals who are depressed, who cannot cope well with life events, who are physically ...

"Make AIDS Therapy affordable" - Physicians demand

...he AIDS victims dwell in here. In the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS, physicians demanded to bring down the cost of anti retroviral therapy that would cater the AIDS victims in developing countries. Dr. Anne-Valerie Kaninda, medical advisor for Doctors without borders (commonly ...

South Africa Wins landmark case against pharmaceutical giants

...o ordinary South Africans suffering from the disease but the expensive anti retroviral drugs are still way above the reach of an average South African. South Afr...y virus. Unfortunately only a tinny minority can afford the expensive anti retroviral drugs and the Government says this drugs are still too expensive for its he...

Now AIDS treatment comes dirt-cheap

...or AIDS treatment would cost less than a U.S. dollar a day. Not to be left far behind rival firm Ranbaxy announced plans of its own production of anti retroviral drugs for AIDS treatment. This development brings to a head a series of developments in a year that has seen people all over the world ganging up a...
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