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Certain Psychiatric Disorders Linked With Risky Sexual Behavior In Teens

Although research has shown that teens with mental health disorders are more likely to engage in high risk sexual behaviors, like unprotected sex, a new study from the Bradley Hasbro Children’s Research Center suggests there is an additional risk associated with certain psychiatric diagnoses. The findings were recently published in the Journal of Consulting and […]

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Potential HIV Drug Keeps Virus Out Of Cells

Following up a pioneering 2007 proof-of-concept study, a University of Utah biochemist and colleagues have developed a promising new anti-HIV drug candidate, PIE12-trimer, that prevents HIV from attacking human cells. Michael S. Kay, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry in the University of Utah School of Medicine and senior author of the study published Wednesday, […]

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Scientists Find Antibodies That Prevent Most HIV Strains From Infecting Human Cells

Scientists have discovered two potent human antibodies that can stop more than 90 percent of known global HIV strains from infecting human cells in the laboratory, and have demonstrated how one of these disease-fighting proteins accomplishes this feat. According to the scientists, these antibodies could be used to design improved HIV vaccines, or could be […]

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The Scientist Research News Update 12-04-09

The Scientist Research News Update for early December brings about fairly complex research articles with cancer, HIV/AIDS, immunology, and genetic themes. Plus, read up on research that details how scientists revisit an older theory that advocates a role for the immune system in cancer detection and elimination, genetic mutations identified in bacteria occur in a […]

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The First AIDS Vaccine To Show Promise In Over 20 Years

The New York Times reports that a new vaccine appears to reduce the risk of AIDS infection. This is a novel and important development because this represents the first time in 20 years of vaccine research that an AIDS vaccine shows promise. The vaccine, named RV-144, combines 2 previously unsuccessful genetically engineered vaccines. Thailand researchers […]

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NIH/NIMH Research News Update 09-04-09

The National Institutes of Health/Mental Health (NIH/NIMH) Research News Update for early September highlights that a combined atypical antipsychotic medication and an selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) may be the most effective treatment for psychotic depression, a new study that will investigate the transition from teenage years into adulthood for Autistic youth, new genetic research […]

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