HIV

AIDS Vaccine Passed Phase 1 Clinical Trial in Humans

AIDS Vaccine Passed Phase 1 Clinical Trial in Humans

Dr. Chil-Yong Kang who developed theSAV001-H vaccine (Credit: Paul Mayne/Western University) Are we finally going to see a successful vaccination against HIV/AIDS? a recent early clinical trial of a new drug by a company called Sumagen had shown some early ...

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New Virus Defense Mechanism

New Virus Defense Mechanism

Researchers at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut have discovered a new way that viruses reproduce and survive in hostile environments. Viruses use many different mechanisms to trick human cells into multiplying viruses and propagating them throughout biological systems. The ...

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HIV-Blocking Gel

HIV-Blocking Gel

Researchers at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and Duke University in Durham, North Carolina are developing a polymer gel capable of blocking the HIV virus. The gel meshes with semen to create a shield that blocks the ...

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Key Protein Contains Chronic Infection

Key Protein Contains Chronic Infection

A research team from UCLA, led by Prof. David Brooks has discovered the reason why the immune system can fight off some infections and surrenders to others. This discovery, say the scientists, may help them develop drugs that fight chronic ...

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A Molecular Key to Halt HIV

A Molecular Key to Halt HIV

A transatlantic research team has recently identified specific molecules that could block the ability of HIV to spread through the body by binding other proteins. If their discovery can be put to use as a drug, it will save many ...

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The Paradoxical Effect of Microbicides

A new study, co-authored by Australian and American institutes, predicts that microbicides currently being developed to prevent HIV infection in women could lead to enhanced HIV drug resistance, and offer more protection to men. These predictions are based on a ...

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A Genetic Link to Fight HIV

A Genetic Link to Fight HIV

Scientists from the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology (GIVI) and the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have identified a gene that may influence the production of antibodies that neutralize HIV. This discovery is likely to lead ...

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2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine

2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinka Institute is awarding the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Harald zur Hausen of the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg, Germany, Francoise Barre-Sinoussi of the Virology Department of the Institut Pasteur in ...

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Natural Protein Prevents HIV from Spreading

Natural Protein Prevents HIV from Spreading

Scientists at the Rockefeller University and the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center (ADARC) have discovered a molecule that helps keep particles of mutant HIV strains from spreading. The molecule, termed CD317 or tetherin, is a protein located on the surface ...

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Safe Ebola Virus

Safe Ebola Virus

Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have successfully mutated the Ebola virus to create a safe virus strain that can reproduce only in certain engineered cells. The mutated form of the virus can be used to further study the deadly ...

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