Researchers cultivate vascular organoids that perfectly mimic human blood vessels

The breakthrough technology uses stem cells to grow organoids that could advance researchers understanding of vascular diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, wound healing, cancer and stroke. “Being able to build human blood vessels as organoids from stem cells is a game changer,” says senior author Josef Penninger. As recently reported in the journal Nature, Professor Penninger and […]

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Study finds reason for increased public resistance against vaccination

Why is it so challenging to increase the number of people who get vaccinated? How does popular resistance to vaccination remain strong even as preventable diseases make a comeback? A new study from Dartmouth College shows that past problems with vaccines can cause a phenomenon known as hysteresis, creating a negative history that stiffens public […]

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Facts about HIV/AIDS in Canada

HIV in Canada – Surveillance Highlights 2,402 cases of HIV were reported Males accounted for 75.2% of reported cases Females accounted for 24.8% of reported cases Reported HIV cases by exposure category in adult males : Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men exposure category (gbMSM) – 60.9% Gay, bisexual and other […]

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Rockefeller scientists uncover genetic mutation responsible for tuberculosis vulnerability

If you live in the United States, you are unlikely to meet the microbe that causes tuberculosis. Your odds of encountering the microbe are so low, in fact, that risk factors for the disease can easily go unnoticed: If you happened to carry a gene that predisposed you to tuberculosis, you likely wouldn’t know. New […]

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Lessons from successes and failures of AIDS epidemic could inform our response to opioid crisis

There are important lessons to be learned from the successes and failures of the AIDS response that could inform our response to the opioid epidemic, according to a new paper by researchers at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Decades of HIV research have demonstrated that the existence of an effective biomedical treatment […]

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Another 365 chances!

Let our New year resolution be this, we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity in the finest sense of the word. From the team of STD & HIV /AIDS 2019 we wish you a very happy new year and let this year be blessed one with happiness, health and success.

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