Daily Archives: October 17, 2016

What is needed to eliminate new HIV infections in children?

Prevention of transmission of HIV from mothers to infants has become a preventable disease in most western countries because of the use of effective HIV treatment called antiretroviral therapy (ART) that HIV positive pregnant mothers use.   However,

Gene sequencing validation for select commercial turkey genes

Gene expression analysis via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a common tool used to determine, using molecular techniques, the physiological basis underlying  experiments with animal tissues.   Some genes are “turned on” and others silenced in response to

Chiari malformations and syringohydromyelia in children

More than 100 years ago, Hans Chiari, an Austrian pathologist, described different types of morphological abnormalities of the posterior fossa, the small space in the lower part of the skull just above the spinal canal. The brainstem

Attenuated bacteria as a DNA-delivery system for Chagas disease vaccine

Chagas disease caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, is considered by the World Health Organization (WHO) one of the most neglected tropical diseases worldwide. Prevalent in developing countries, it has a major social and economic impact in