HIV DNA persists in spinal fluid despite treatment, linked to cognitive impairment

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Patients with HIV DNA in cerebrospinal fluid have high risk of experiencing cognitive deficits

Related video Investigators from the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), the world’s largest and longest-established HIV research network, today announced that the Journal of Clinical Investigation published new findings from the ACTG HIV Reservoirs Cohort Study (A5321). The study found that HIV DNA remained in the cerebrospinal fluid of half of participants with well-managed HIV […]

Curbing indoor air pollution in India

Related video Around the world, more than three billion people — nearly half the world’s population — cook their food using solid fuels like firewood and charcoal on open fires or traditional stoves. This produces a lot of smoke, creating indoor air pollution, which, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), annually kills millions of […]

Dietary quality influences microbiome composition in human colonic mucosa

Related video It is well established that diet influences health and disease, but the mechanisms underlying this effect are not fully understood. Shedding light on the diet-health connection, a team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine reports today in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition an association between diet quality and microbiome composition […]

New computational model explores daily pain sensitivity rhythms

Related video A new computational model successfully predicts how daily pain sensitivity rhythms affect pain processing, both in healthy adults and in people with neuropathic pain. Jennifer Crodelle of New York University and colleagues present these findings in PLOS Computational Biology. Spinal cord cross section, including the spinal cord dorsal horn, where pain is processed. […]

Mathematical model explores daily rhythms in pain sensitivity

Related video A new computational model successfully predicts how daily pain sensitivity rhythms affect pain processing, both in healthy adults and in people with neuropathic pain. Jennifer Crodelle of New York University and colleagues present these findings in PLOS Computational Biology. Just as processes like metabolism and alertness exhibit a daily rhythm, pain sensitivity changes […]

Flu Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy

Related video All News Consumer Pro New Drugs Pipeline Clinical Trials FDA Alerts More THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 — Pregnant women can take comfort in new findings that suggest flu vaccines won’t harm their fetuses. Canadian researchers examined data on more than 104,000 children born in the province of Ontario between November 2009 and October […]