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Cellular Energy

Unearthing the Secrets of Cellular Energy

Everything the body does—your brain thinking, your heart beating, your cells growing—requires energy. Consequently, it comes as no surprise that disruptions in energy production...
Cancer and Chronic Infections

Two Molecules Offer Great Potential to Combat Cancer and Chronic Infections

To fight viral infections, your immune system calls on CD8 T cells to kill the infected cells. The CD8 T cells can also be used in immunotherapy approaches...
flu prevention, treatment

Scripps Research Discovery Paves Way for Better Flu Prevention, Treatment

This year’s flu vaccine has been less effective in protecting people from the most common strain of the virus, compared with recent years. And...
Sooty Mangabey

Yerkes Researchers Find Clues to AIDS Resistance in Sooty Mangabey Genome

Peaceful co-existence, rather than war: that's how sooty mangabeys, a monkey species found in West Africa, handle infection by SIV, a relative of HIV,...
HIV activation

Selective Suppression of Inflammation Could Deplete HIV and Control HIV Activation

A class of anti-inflammatory drugs already FDA-approved for rheumatoid arthritis could "purge" the reservoir of infected immune cells in people infected by HIV, according...
HIV vaccine

NIH and Partners Launch HIV Vaccine Efficacy Study

The National Institutes of Health and partners have launched a large clinical trial to assess whether an experimental HIV vaccine regimen is safe and...
RNase Activity

Technology Detecting RNase Activity

A KAIST research team of Professor Hyun Gyu Park at Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering developed a new technology to detect the activity...
Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease: A Looming Pandemic

New research shows that the number of people with Parkinson’s disease will soon grow to pandemic proportions.  In a commentary appearing today in the...
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Durable End to the HIV/AIDS Pandemic likely will Require an HIV...

Despite remarkable gains in the treatment and prevention of HIV infection, development of an effective HIV vaccine likely will be necessary to achieve a...
HIV

Researchers Create Molecule That Could ‘Kick and Kill’ HIV

Current anti-AIDS drugs are highly effective at making HIV undetectable and allowing people with the virus to live longer, healthier lives. The treatments, a...
screening

Cancer and HIV: Closing the Screening Gap

While collaborating with clinical colleagues in rural southwest Georgia, Emory cancer researcher Theresa Gillespie learned a surprising fact. The region has one of the state's...
antivenoms

Antivenoms Ineffective for Common Fatal Snakebite

University of Queensland researchers have found that antivenoms produced using snakes from one region may perform poorly or fail completely against the same species...
Pratt Pouch

Tiny Packet Is Making a Big—and Growing—Dent in Childhood HIV

Developed in 2008, the Pratt Pouch—a ketchup packet-like pouch of antiretroviral drugs—has already saved thousands of lives in Ecuador, Zambia and Tanzania. And now,...
HIV-infection

HIV-positive Women with Cytomegalovirus Likelier to Pass Virus That Causes Aids...

HIV-positive women with cytomegalovirus, or CMV, in their urine at the time of labor and delivery are more than five times likelier than HIV-positive...
HIV

Toward an HIV Cure: Pitt Team Develops Test to Detect Hidden...

The quest to develop a cure for HIV has long been plagued by a seemingly simple question: How do doctors determine if someone is...
Breast-feedingvideo

Breast-feeding Plays Important Role in ‘Seeding’ Infant Microbiome with Beneficial Bacteria

Mothers protect their babies and teach them habits to stay healthy and safe as they grow. A new UCLA-led study shows that beneficial bacteria...
HIV virus

Study of Those Who Survive with HIV, Without Medicine, Could Yield...

A small percentage of the world’s population ­— about 1 percent — can be infected with the HIV virus but not progress to AIDS,...
obsessive compulsive disordervideo

The OCD Brain: How Animal Research Helps Us Understand a Devastating...

When David Adam was just 18, a teasing comment from a university friend triggered a series of thoughts that he had contracted HIV and...
melanoma

Melanoma Study Finds New Way to Enhance Targeted Therapies

With the help of a drug formerly used to treat HIV/AIDS, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have found a way to make...
triclosan

Researcher Helps Stem the Spread of Superbugs

Katherine Baker feels vindicated. She and other microbiologists have been warning for years that anti-bacterial soaps containing triclosan are bad for the environment, harmful...