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Gammaherpesviruses linked to tumors in macaques with simian immunodeficiency virus

Future macaque research could help clarify viruses' roles in cancer development in people with HIV Viruses known as gammaherpesviruses may raise the risk of cancer in macaques infected with Simian…

Breakthrough study shows how HIV is shielded from immune attack

A UNSW study has shown for the first time how HIV hijacks a host molecule to strengthen its protective shell and shield itself from attack. The findings have implications for…

NIH and Matinas BioPharma announce research collaboration to identify novel HIV therapy utilizing LNC platform delivery technology

Development program to focus on combination of antisense oligonucleotides with Matinas’ Proprietary LNC Delivery Technology BEDMINSTER, N.J. and WASHINGTON, July 09, 2018 -- Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE AMER:MTNB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical…

Abivax releases positive top line data from ABX464-005 phase 2a study in HIV infection

-- Extended dosing with ABX464 observed to be safe and well-tolerated. -- Decrease in Total HIV DNA in blood observed with longer treatment. -- For the first time, HIV DNA…

Genetically engineered mice could boost fight against aggressive hepatitis

Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) causes the most aggressive form of viral hepatitis in humans, putting at least 20 million people worldwide at risk of developing liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, and liver…

What’s the fuss about a functional cure?

A cautious overview of the Hong Kong study by Miranda Smith A recent study from researchers in Hong Kong has got the world’s media talking about a functional cure for HIV.…

New simulation tool predicts how well HIV-prophylaxis will work

Researchers demonstrate new modeling framework and use it to predict efficacy of different prophylaxis strategies A new mathematical simulation approach predicts the efficacy of pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medications,…

A “super” receptor that helps kill HIV infected cells

While treatments for HIV mean that the disease is no longer largely fatal, the world still lacks a true therapy that can eradicate the virus across a globally – and…

Active HIV in large white blood cells may drive cognitive impairment in infected mice

Study surfaces new evidence of an important role for macrophages in HIV-related cognitive impairment Macrophages, large white blood cells that engulf and destroy potential pathogens, harbor active viral reserves that…

HIV vaccine elicits antibodies in animals that neutralize dozens of HIV strains

NIH study results represent major advance for structure-based HIV vaccine design. An experimental vaccine regimen based on the structure of a vulnerable site on HIV elicited antibodies in mice, guinea…