Archive for February, 2011

Most Detailed 3D Model of HIV Revealed

A team of engineers, led by Ivan Konstantinov, has created the most detailed three-dimensional model of HIV to date. The model, which was presented through video, won first place in the 2010 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. The 3D rendition created by Visual Science contains 17 different viral and cellular proteins, while the membrane […]

Link Between Alcohol Ban and STI Decrease Seen

A recently-concluded study in Western Australia shows a clear link between alcohol restrictions and a decrease in the level of sexually transmitted infections. The study, which was commissioned by the country’s Department of Health, was conducted in the Kimberley region. Results show that cases of gonorrhea decreased by more than half two years after alcohol […]

HPV Vaccine Can Also Benefit Men and Boys

While, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has benefited women and girls for many years, but recent research shows that it can also help boys and men. In the February 3 issue of New England Journal of Medicine, vaccination with HPV vaccine protects against infection with four types of HPV infection and even the development of […]