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Sorting out HIV: Research collaboration devises a new method that could speed up vaccine development for HIV

Researchers at EMBL, ESPCI Paris, and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative have developed a new technique for rapidly sorting HIV viruses, which could lead to more rapid development of a…

TAG condemns murderous White House-proposed 2018 budget cuts for health and research

New York, NY, May 24, 2017 – The full disclosure of President Trump's FY18 budget yesterday reaffirms the current administration's intention of scaling-back critical progress in programs and research made…

TAG: An Activist’s Protocol Review Toolkit

Treatment Action Group (TAG) released a toolkit designed to facilitate community participation in the development and review of clinical trials protocols. The three tools contained in the toolkit are intended…

Readily available antibiotic could help to curb lung damage from TB

Imperial scientists have found how a common antibiotic could help reduce lung destruction in people with Tuberculosis (TB). TB is a leading cause of mortality worldwide, causing 1.8 million deaths…

Major research funders and international NGOs to implement WHO standards on reporting clinical trial results

18 May 2017 | GENEVA - Some of the world’s largest funders of medical research and international non-governmental organizations today agreed on new standards that will require all clinical trials…

Canadian researcher wins grant to explore promising HIV vaccine candidate

Canadian Institutes of Health Research funds Gary Kobinger to develop HIV vaccine in partnership with IAVI. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has awarded a new CA$3.99 million grant…

Important step taken toward an HIV vaccine

Researchers have developed a strategy that can revolutionize vaccine design. The new strategy is used to develop vaccines that can prevent HIV infection and the development of AIDS. Vaccines are…

T-cell signaling process central to immune response

Scientists obtain first glimpse of the molecular mechanism by which recognition of an antigen by the T cell receptor triggers the first steps leading to an immune response The immune…

Journal of Infectious Diseases features special edition on HIV cure

Issue dedicated to latest advances in search for a cure Chapel Hill, NC, 15 May 2017 – A special issue of the Journal of Infectious Diseases focuses solely on HIV…

Virion-associated Vpr restores the ability of HIV-1 to infect dendritic cells

The HIV-1 virus produces various proteins needed for infection and replication in human cells. Some of these are accessory proteins that mainly help the HIV-1 virus to evade the immune…