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  • Scripps Florida Scientists Awarded $6 Million to Develop Alternative HIV/AIDS Vaccine
    Scientists from the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have been awarded up to nearly $6 million dollars from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a revolutionary HIV/AIDS alternative vaccine that has demonstrated great potential in animal ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Angola's Singing AIDS Nurses
    Nurse-trainer Helena Cumbelembe Inacio was struggling to teach nurses at the health center here the correct combination of medicines to prevent pregnant women with HIV from passing the infection to their children. The nurses couldn’t quite master the medication ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • HIV Particles Do Not Cause AIDS, Our Own Immune Cells Do
    Researchers from the Gladstone Institutes have revealed that HIV does not cause AIDS by the virus's direct effect on the host's immune cells, but rather through the cells' lethal influence on one another. HIV can either be spread through free-floating virus that directly ...More
    August 27, 2015 Posted in News
  • Ryan White CARE Act Celebrates 25th Anniversary
    Aug. 18, 2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, the legislation that created the most comprehensive federal program that provides services exclusively to people living with HIV. On Aug. 18, 1990, President Bush ...More
    August 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • Scientists Target HIV in Semen to Shut Down AIDS
    There may be two new ways to fight AIDS -- using a heat shock protein or a small molecule - to attack fibrils in semen associated with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) during the initial phases of infection, according to new research from the Perelman School of ...More
    August 18, 2015 Posted in News
  • TSRI Researcher Awarded $4.5 Million in Grants to Support Development of AIDS Vaccine
    The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has been awarded two grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation totaling more than $4.5 million to fund efforts to develop a vaccine against HIV/AIDS. “We are delighted by the Gates Foundation’s support of this ...More
    July 24, 2015 Posted in News
  • Expert Says Comprehensive Global Prevention Can End HIV/AIDS Pandemic
    Although much progress has been made in combating the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, to halt new infections and end the pandemic, a combination of non-vaccine and vaccine prevention modalities will be needed. Even with these tools, significant implementation gaps must be closed, ...More
    July 21, 2015 Posted in News
  • Thirty Years of AIDS Data Highlight Survival Gains, Room for Improvement
    Although treatment advances have dramatically reduced deaths from opportunistic infections related to AIDS, a new study drawing on 30 years of data from more than 20,000 patients in San Francisco suggests there is still ample room to improve. About a third--35 percent--of ...More
    June 4, 2015 Posted in News
  • Persistence Yields Progress in AIDS Vaccine Research at UC Santa Cruz
    Phil Berman has been working to develop an AIDS vaccine for nearly 30 years, first at the pioneering biotech company Genentech, then as cofounder of VaxGen, and now at UC Santa Cruz, where he is the Baskin Professor of Biomolecular Engineering. Since his arrival at UC Santa ...More
    May 13, 2015 Posted in News
  • HIV Can Spread Early, Evolve in Patients' Brains
    The AIDS virus can genetically evolve and independently replicate in patients' brains early in the illness process, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have discovered. An analysis of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF), a window into brain chemical activity, ...More
    March 27, 2015 Posted in News
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