The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University congratulate the team led by Dr. Nitika Pant Pai for receiving the international 2013 Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP). The team won global recognition for developing an innovative self-test screening strategy for [...]

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A set of RNA transcriptional signatures expressed in the blood of patients might provide the basis of a diagnostic test that can distinguish active tuberculosis (TB) from latent TB and also from other diseases that have similar clinical symptoms and signs according to research published in this week’s PLOS Medicine.

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Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is a serious and often fatal illness that is difficult to diagnose, particularly in resource-poor areas and is especially common in individuals infected with HIV.

In this week’s PLOS Medicine, Vinod B. Patel and colleagues from University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, and University of Cape Town, [...]

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AIDs testing and treatments have progressed to such an extent that researchers from Miami question whether the resources devoted to pre-test counseling would be better spent linking newly diagnosed people with the treatments they need.

When it was first discovered, a [...]

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Researchers have revealed that a 3-year-old girl from Mississippi who was born with HIV continues to be in remission 18 months after her combination antiretroviral treatment was stopped. This is according to an updated case report published in The New England Journal [...]

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Patients who are HIV-positive and have high CD4 cell counts – or have a high number of white blood cells that fight infections – aren’t at an increased risk for heart attacks compared to patients who are HIV-negative, according to a Kaiser Permanente study that [...]

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