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Zika virus used to treat aggressive brain cancer

Posted in Medicine on 6th Sep, 2017
by Alex Muller

A harmful virus that can cause devastating brain damage in babies could offer up a surprising new treatment for adult brain cancer, according to US scientists.

Global plan to wipe out hepatitis

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2017
by Alex Muller

Countries must work together to wipe out viral hepatitis - a disease that is killing as many people globally as HIV and TB, says the World Health Organization (WHO).

Western virologist hopes to test vaccine on 600 HIV-negative subjects

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2016
by Alex Muller

The Phase II trial will determine the vaccine's ability to produce anti-HIV antibodies in patients who are not infected with the virus.

Scientists have an antibody that neutralises 98% of HIV strains

Posted in Medicine on 19th Nov, 2016
by Alex Muller

We're closer than ever to an HIV vaccine.

US Army is testing a Zika Virus Vaccine

Posted in Medicine on 10th Nov, 2016
by Alex Muller

The Phase 1 trial will test the safety and immunogenicity; the ability of the vaccine to trigger an immune response in the body