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HIV / AIDS
0 Clinical trial of experimental HIV vaccine halted

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has stopped administering an experimental HIV vaccine in the South Africa HVTN 702 clinical trial, after an independent data and safety monitoring board has found that the vaccine is ineffective at preventing HIV infection.

Parasitic
2 Novel parasites and understanding parasite–host interactions – an interview with Sandra Maruyama

In October 2019 researchers from Brazil identified a new parasite, which presented with similar symptoms to visceral leishmaniasis. To discover more about this novel parasite and other parasitic diseases in Brazil, we interviewed Sandra Maruyama from the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar; São Paulo, Brazil) about her research and the future of this field.