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Hepatitis C tricks liver cells to sabotage immune defenses

Virus induces liver cells to make molecules that inhibit production of a key immune signaling receptor The virus that causes hepatitis C protects itself by blocking signals that drive elements…

NIH scientists identify potent antibody that neutralizes nearly all HIV strains

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health have identified an antibody from an HIV-infected person that potently neutralized 98 percent of HIV isolates tested, including 16 of 20 strains resistant…

HIV survives in our chromosomal DNA

It has been said that HIV cannot be cured since the virus propagates in places beyond the reach of antiviral agents. New research from Karolinska Institutet suggests, however, that this…

New research shows promise for immunotherapy as HIV treatment

Study demonstrated modest control of HIV and identified pre-existing drug resistance as an important barrier to antibody-based immunotherapy PHILADELPHIA, November 9 — Immunotherapy has revolutionized treatment options in oncology, neurology,…

Interview with Giulio Maria Corbelli at the 2016 Glasgow HIV Drug Therapy Congress

This interview with Giulio Maria Corbelli discusses the conference and his impressions as ECAB chair and conference faculty member.   The Glasgow Congress is an outstanding example for meaningful and thorough…

At gathering of HIV/AIDS pioneers, raw memories mix with current conflicts

Science reporter Jon Cohen describes a meeting of HIV/AIDS scientists recently held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. "...A most unusual conference on the history and future of…

Researchers use CRISPR to accelerate search for HIV cure

Gene-editing platform makes it easier to create HIV-resistant immune cells Researchers at UC San Francisco and the academically affiliated Gladstone Institutes have used a newly developed gene-editing system to find…

Fauci: Follow the science to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic

GLASGOW, United Kingdom — The possibility of controlling HIV without eradicating the virus is a hot new area of research, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy…

Scientists uncover why hepatitis C virus vaccine has been difficult to make

LA JOLLA, CA—October 24, 2016—Researchers have been trying for decades to develop a vaccine against the globally endemic hepatitis C virus (HCV). Now scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI)…

New nanomedicine approach aims to improve HIV drug therapies

New research led by the University of Liverpool aims to improve the administration and availability of drug therapies to HIV patients through the use of nanotechnology. The research, conducted by…