New Antibody Neutralizes Nearly Every HIV Strain

NIH scientists find most potent, wide-reaching HIV antibody so-far known. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have isolated an antibody from an HIV-positive patient that is capable of neutralizing 98 percent of HIV strains. It’s a success rate that makes it easily the most potent, wide-reaching HIV antibody and one that may have profound […]

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This Single Vaccine Could Protect Against Zika, Dengue, and Malaria

The mosquito is regularly crowned the most deadly animal on Earth, and with good reason. Infectious diseases spread by these insects—including malaria, dengue, and Zika—mean mosquitoes are responsible for 725,000 human deaths every year. Rather than looking for a vaccine for each of these different diseases, what if we made a vaccine against mosquitoes themselves? That’s exactly […]

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New Method Evaluates Antibiotics Based on the Tiny Vibrations of Dying Microbes

The NIST-developed technique could greatly speed up the process of diagnosing infections. Researchers have devised a way of classifying bacteria based on how it vibrates, according to a paper published in Scientific Reports. The technique, which relies on ultrasensitive piezoelectric sensors, makes it possible to determine the appropriate antibiotics to treat an infection in less than one hour. […]

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