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World AIDS Day Teleconference for Media, Including Helen Epstein, Author of the Invisible Cure, and Beatrice Were, Ugandan Women's Rights Advocate

11:30 am ET, Thursday, Nov. 29 WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued today by the Global AIDS Alliance Fund: WHAT: A press briefing by conference call with experts on global HIV/AIDS, assessing the latest epidemic update as well as recently issu...

More Ugandan Men Seek Circumcision In 2006

Reports that circumcision procedure could reduce 50% of the HIV infection rate among heterosexual men has led to an increase in the number of Ugandan men seeking it.// 2,500 Ugandan males were circumcised last year, according to BBC reports, out of which nearly half were adults. Less than 4...

WVU Doctor Works to Reduce Cancer Burden in Africa

...s lymphoma. The trial showed dramatic results -- a 6 percent mortality rate, compared with an expected 20 percent to 66 percent rate in the Kenyan and ugandan populations studied. The research team chose a low-dose chemotherapy regimen because it's vital that cancer therapies in sub-Saharan Africa be le...

Circumcision Guards Against STDs

...ections later in life. In a study of more than 5,000 uncircumcised adult ugandan males, researchers found that after circumcision, the rates of infection wi...e rates of infection with HIV, HPV and herpes," said the lead author of the ugandan study, Dr. Thomas Quinn, a senior investigator in infectious diseases at th...

U.S. Media Report From Uganda: Wilson Center Panel Discusses Health, Environment, and Security in Africa

...r Editors trip was discussing development, food security, and HIV/AIDS with ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. At the Wilson Center on February 26th at noon ,... of Peace," about the plight of the millions of people displaced during the ugandan government's war with the Lord's Resistance Army. Paul Hendrie is th...

Ugandan Children Receive Life-Saving Treatment For Heart Defects At Children's National Medical Center

... Washington, DC --On February 12, two ugandan children received life-saving procedures at Child...itiative to bring attention to the health needs of ugandan children, 15-month-old Daniel Kamaramasu and 2 &fr...ot;We're glad this partnership has enabled so many ugandan children to receive the cardiac care they deserve....

Iran Uses AIDS Doctors' Imprisonment as First Test of Obama Administration

..., MD, MPH; Hossam E. Fadel, MD, of the Islamic Medical Association of North America; 1993 Nobel Laureate in Medicine Sir Richard Roberts PhD, FRS; and ugandan AIDS pioneer Dr. Peter Mugyenyi. "PHR and the thousands of medical and public health practitioners from across the globe who support Kamiar a...

New Type of Ebola Virus Discovered

...t from other known species FRIDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- A new species of the deadly Ebola virus has been identified by American and ugandan scientists. The new virus, called Bundibugyo ebolavirus , caused an outbreak in western Uganda in 2007. It is genetically distinct from all other...

U of M researchers find cerebral malaria may be a major cause of brain injury in African children

...hn and Boivin found that at six months, 21 percent of children with cerebral malaria had cognitive impairment compared with 6 percent of their healthy ugandan peers. At two years, cognitive impairment was present in 26 percent of the patients, compared with 8 percent of the community children. These findings...

Deadly disease eliminated in children under 5 years of age in Uganda

... Secretary of the GAVI Alliance. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the ugandan Ministry of Health, the WHO, UNICEF and other partners, we can applaud a tr...ved proposals to 44. This is excellent news for the future generations of ugandan children. Uganda has been a frontrunner in the Africa region in adopting th...
Ugandan in Biological News

MSU researcher helps develop computer game for Ugandan children recovering from cerebral malaria

EAST LANSING, Mich. The computer program Captains Log originally used with individuals diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, brain injuries or learning disabilities is being adapted to rehabilitate Ugandan children who are survivors of cerebral malaria. Michael Boivin, a Mi...

E. coli bacteria migrating between humans, chimps in Ugandan park

Scientists from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana have found that people employed in chimpanzee-focused research and tourism in a park in western Uganda are exchanging gastrointestinal bacteria ?specifically Escherichia coli ?with local chimpanzee populations. And some of the E. coli s...

Primates harvest bee nests in Ugandan reserve

In the first study of native African honeybees and honey-making stingless bees in the same habitat, humans and chimpanzees are the primary bee nest predators. Robert Kajobe of the Dutch Tropical Bee Research Unit and David Roubik from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute report this finding...

UC Davis launches 'One Health' care for wild mountain gorillas and human neighbors

... support since it became a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2005. Combined with anti-poaching patrols and habitat-protection efforts of the Rwandan, ugandan and Congolese governments and other organizations, the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project's medical program has helped increase the number of mountai...

Research uncovers surprising lion stronghold in war-torn central Africa

...ders and their cattle have settled in an adjoining ugandan park. And yet, the profusion of prey in the reg...t QENP might sustain should also be brought to the ugandan government, he adds. "We're providing a vision ...lso able to confirm that their predictions for the ugandan park matched well with actual lion numbers. PNV...

NC State researchers get to root of parasite genome

...knot nematode, the cool-climate worm is now taking root in warmer climes, perhaps due to global climate change. The worm has been detected recently in ugandan soils and other tropical and subtropical regions, for example. The expansion of range to new climates makes finding ways of controlling it even more c...

Ugandan monkeys harbor evidence of infection with unknown poxvirus

... identical to known orthopoxviruses. The findings appear online in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases. This is the first effort to screen ugandan red colobus monkeys for orthopoxviruses, said Tony Goldberg, a professor of veterinary pathobiology and of anthropology at the University of Illinois ...

Purging the plantain pests in Africa

...e are four or five types of problematic worm that live in the soil and were looking to find a way to control them in a one size fits all approach. Our ugandan partners have developed a technology to add genes into plantains and this, combined with our leading knowledge of nematodes, makes us hopeful that we ...
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