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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

  • Defective HIV Proviruses Hinder Immune System Response and Cure
    Researchers at Johns Hopkins and George Washington universities report new evidence that proteins created by defective forms of HIV long previously believed to be harmless actually interact with our immune systems and are actively monitored by a specific type of immune ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • UNC Researchers Identify a New HIV Reservoir
    HIV cure research to date has focused on clearing the virus from T cells, a type of white blood cell that is an essential part of the immune system. Yet investigators in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have found ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Approach Makes Cells Resistant to HIV
    Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a way to tether HIV-fighting antibodies to immune cells, creating a cell population resistant to the virus. Their experiments under lab conditions show that these resistant cells can quickly replace diseased ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Financial Math May Help Build a Better HIV Vaccine
    What do particle diffusion in liquids and stock price prediction have to do with building a better HIV vaccine? According to University of Iowa microbiologist Hillel Haim, you can apply concepts from the first two to predict the evolution of HIV surface proteins, ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • NIH-Funded Research to Explore Impact of Economic Stability on HIV Infection
    The University of Chicago Medicine's Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation (Ci3) in Sexual and Reproductive Health has launched a research initiative aimed at reducing HIV infection and transmission among vulnerable youth of color, including young men who have ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New $1.5 Million NIH Grant Targets Oral Complications of HIV
    While advances in HIV treatment have dramatically improved patient lifespans and quality of life, nagging side effects remain; among the most common is chronic inflammation—essentially, when an immune system imbalance causes the body to attack itself. Case Western ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Study Finds UN Strategy for Eliminating HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa is Unfeasible
    Effective care and prevention strategies have managed to reduce the spread of HIV in the U.S. and other resource-rich countries. But in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 25 million are infected, the epidemic rages — as does the debate over how to stop it. The World ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • 'On/Off Switch' Brings Researchers a Step Closer to Potential HIV Vaccine
    By engineering an on/off switch into a weakened form of HIV, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have enhanced the safety and effectiveness of a potential vaccine for the virus that has killed approximately 35 million people during the past 35 years. ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • TSRI Researchers Develop New Method to 'Fingerprint' HIV
    HIV is a master of disguise. The virus uses a shield of sugar molecules, called glycans, to hide from the immune system and block antibodies from attacking it. Now, scientists at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a method to analyze the glycan shield on ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • UNC to Create and Test Injectable Long-Acting Implant to Prevent HIV/AIDS
    Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a new implantable drug delivery system for long-lasting HIV prevention. Scientists in the UNC School of ...More
    March 24, 2017 Posted in News
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