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“Immortal” flatworms: a weapon against bacteria

September 11 2014

A novel mode of defense against bacteria such as the causal agent of tuberculosis or Staphylococcusaureus has been identified in humans by studying a small, aquatic flatworm, the planarian. This discovery was made by scientists in the “Unité de Re...
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HIV : male circumcision also benefits women

July 25 2014

Having proven effective in reducing the number of new HIV infections in men, circumcision also appears to play a role in the reduction of HIV incidence in women. These findings are from the study ANRS 12126 coordinated by Professor Bertran Auvert...
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Drug users : a new strategy to reduce infectious risk

July 24 2014

The risk of transmission of HIV and of hepatitis C virus in intravenous drug users can be reduced significantly by means of support and educational sessions delivered by their peers. This type of community intervention, which is easily transposab...
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Repeated home-based HIV screening in South Africa : a strategy well accepted on a large scale

July 23 2014

The first results of the pilot phase of the trial ANRS 12249 TasP show that the repeated offer of screening for HIV has been well accepted by a rural population in South Africa. The challenge remains of bringing infected individuals into health ca...
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Can injuries to the skin be painless?

June 19 2014

When the body receives an injury to the skin, a signal is sent to the brain, which generates a sensation of pain. Teams led by Priscille Brodin in Lille (1) and Laurent Marsollier in Angers (2) have studied lesions in patients with Buruli ulcer, a...
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