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Community-led distribution of HIV self-testing increases uptake of HIV testing and antiretroviral therapy in Malawi

A study from Malawi has found that short-term campaigns of HIV self-testing, whose design and implementation are led by community groups, can rapidly increase the uptake of HIV testing and antiretroviral therapy among underserved populations. Recently published in PLOS Medicine, the study also reported a lower cost for this intervention than for other testing programmes.… Read More »

New Therapy for Aggressive Prostate Cancer Improves Survival

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story New Therapy for Aggressive Prostate Cancer Improves Survival The experimental treatment relies on radioactive molecules that seek out tumor cells, a strategy that may be useful against other cancers. Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among American men, after… Read More »

Blind Man’s Sight Partially Restored with ‘Optogenetics’ Gene Therapy

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Matter Scientists Partially Restored a Blind Man’s Sight With New Gene Therapy Using a technique called optogenetics, researchers added light-sensitive proteins to the man’s retina, giving him a blurry view of objects. In an experiment, a 58-year-old volunteer with a genetic form… Read More »

HIV is associated with accelerated ageing that antiretroviral therapy only partially reverses

Untreated HIV infection is associated with epigenetic age acceleration, which is more pronounced in individuals with severe immunodeficiency, according to a study recently published in The Lancet HIV. It also suggests that epigenetic ageing can be partly reversed by antiretroviral therapy only two years after starting it. However, no significant difference was found in epigenetic… Read More »

Orbit Subretinal Delivery System for Gene Therapy: Interview with Mike Keane, CTO of Gyroscope Therapeutics

Gyroscope Therapeutics, a retinal gene therapy company, has developed the Orbit subretinal delivery system (SDS). The technology is designed to deliver therapies to the retina without the need for invasive procedures, such as vitrectomies, which involve removing the gel-like substance within the eye, or retinotomies, which involve making a hole in the retina. The company… Read More »

Women Taking Menopausal Hormone Therapy May Be More Resistant to Urine Infections: Study

Washington DC, July 18: In the first analysis of its kind, US-based doctors have shown that women who take menopausal hormone therapy (MHT, also known as HRT) have a greater variety of beneficial bacteria in their urine, possibly creating conditions that discourage urinary infections. The study also shows that women who suffer from recurrent urine… Read More »

Researchers identify two marine molecules with therapy potential against Alzheimer’s disease

Recerca An interdisciplinary research study of the UB identified two potential candidates to treat Alzheimer’s disease. These are two marine molecules, meridianine and lignarenone B, able to alter the activity of GSK3B activity, a protein associated with several neurodegenerative diseases. The researchers used several biocomputational techniques to detect these so far unknown compounds, which were… Read More »