Hopes for AIDS Vaccine Still Alive Despite Setbacks
...of strains; a two-pronged immune attack that involves antibodies and T-cells; and a "hit-hard, hit-early" approach that stops HIV from setting up it's stronghold
in the gut.
And, as Gallo, stressed, "any immune response must last, because we can't vaccinate every couple of months."
The task ahead seems d...
HIV prevention researchers to compare common ARV as a pill and vaginal gel in unique study
...rning to strategies centered on the same antiretroviral (ARV) drugs that have been used successfully to treat HIV in hopes they will be as effective a stronghold
for preventing the virus. For women, who make up nearly half of the 33 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide, the ARV tenofovir has particular...
Boosts in Managed Care Enrollment Seen Across The Board
...ry continued into 2007 with a gain of some 18.5
percent in HMO covered lives. Fallon has made significant strides to expand
its reach from outside its stronghold
of Worcester County and is reaping
the benefits of a wider provider network. In addition, membership has come
from the plan's participation in Massach...
IAEA and NFCR join forces to fight cancer in developing world
...lable," says Franklin C. Salisbury, Jr., President and CEO of NFCR. "We are committed to ending this tragic loss. We will make the PACT Fund at NFCR a stronghold
in the fight against cancer in developing countries."
Research uncovers surprising lion stronghold in war-torn central Africa
MADISON Times are tough for wildlife living at the frontier between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Armies are reportedly encamped in a national park and wildlife preserve on the Congolese side, while displaced herders and their cattle have settled in an adjoining Ugandan park.
Scientist warns of threat to last stronghold of endangered turtle
A major conservation effort, led by Dr Brendan Godley of the University of Exeter, has just got underway to help protect endangered leatherback turtles which nest in Gabon, West Africa. The region is thought to be the animals' last global stronghold, as pacific populations dwindle precariously.
Penn-Wistar team gains insight into HIV vaccine failure
...ld a memory bank against future infection. In HIV infection, the virus attaches specifically to CD4 receptors on activated CD4 T-cells, establishing a stronghold
Of the STEP findings, many researchers hypothesize that the T-cells of individuals in this high-Ad5-antibody group were activated...
Birds in Flint Hills of Kansas, Oklahoma face population decline despite large habitat
...Flint Hills region supports a major cattle industry and is intensively managed.
"Because of its size, the Flint Hills is assumed to be a population stronghold
for grassland birds," said Kimberly With, a K-State associate professor of biology who led the study. "Mostly this has been based on bird counts, but ...
Missing: 2,000 elephants
... Elephants in Zakouma National Park, the last stronghold
for the savanna elephants of Central Africa's Sahel region, now hover at about 1,000 animals, down from an estimated 3,000 in 2006. Ivory poachers us...
Wildlife Conservation Society discovers 'Planet of the Apes'
...irus, which is lethal to gorillas as well as humans. WCS is working with partners to combat Ebola, eliminate commercial hunting, and secure this last stronghold
for Africa's apes.
Many gorilla conservation projects are funded through two primary programs of the federal governmentthe Congo Basin Forest Partn...
World's only captive hairy-nosed otter gets new home
...or conservation. In neighboring countries, these natural habitats and their wildlife have been lost due to logging or agriculture. Cambodia is now a stronghold
for many rare species that have been driven to extinction elsewhere in Southeast Asia.
Thought to be extinct in the 1990s, the hairy-nosed otter is...
Uganda's mountain gorillas increase in number
...e 30 family groups are habituated for tourism, or conditioned to tolerate the presence of humans for short durations.
The other mountain gorilla stronghold
is located just south of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the Virunga Volcanoes on the borders of Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of C...
Bacteria recognize antimicrobials, respond with counter-defenses
...o treatments that get around bacterial resistance.
Work in this area may also suggest ways other disease-causing, Gram-negative bacteria maintain a stronghold
in the midst of the body's attempts to get rid of them.
Strangely enough, the same molecules that the body sends out to help destroy salmonella in...
Siberian tigers hang tough
...mine distribution and abundance of tigers in the Russian Far East, the last stronghold
of Siberian tigers, researchers report that approximately 334-417 adult tig...oyed by these results, especially since India, once considered the greatest stronghold
for tigers, is now under pressure after recent reports of tigers completely...