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New genital herpes vaccine candidate provides powerful protection in preclinical tests

Penn scientists hope to start human clinical trials in 2017 PHILADELPHIA, January 19, 2017 — Approximately 500 million people around the world are infected with the genital herpes virus known as…

Blocking neuron signaling pathway could lead to new treatments for peripheral neuropathy

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the University of Manitoba and St. Boniface…

New broad-spectrum antiviral protein can inhibit HIV, other pathogens in some primates

University of Colorado Boulder researchers have discovered that a protein-coding gene called Schlafen11 (SLFN11) may induce a broad-spectrum cellular response against infection by viruses including HIV-1. The new research, which…

New insight into role of cell protein in learning ability and AIDS-related dementia

Researchers from the University of California (UCLA) and Cardiff University have made a breakthrough in the understanding of AIDS-related dementia, discovering the role of a neuron protein which was also…

Successful antibody trial in HIV-infected individuals

A research team led by investigators of the Rockefeller University in New York and Prof Florian Klein, University Hospital Cologne and German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), has tested a…

Researchers find new therapeutic target against chronic viral infections

There are a number of things that can impact our immune system’s ability to eliminate a virus; the expression levels of particular proteins—specifically interferon proteins—is one of them. In the…

Converging roads between HIV and cancer research

Great advances in science often come from outside the direct field of research. Since the early days of the epidemic, the HIV research community brought together clinicians, virologists, social scientists,…

January 2017 issue of Journal of Virus Eradication now online

The January issue of the Journal includes papers on a range of topics and reports from two recent meetings - the Ghent HIV Reservoir Characterization Symposium and the Third Biennial…

What does it take for HIV to infect a person?

Study identifies characteristics of HIV-1 strains that mediate sexual transmission PHILADELPHIA – Upon sexual exposure, the AIDS virus must overcome some mighty barriers to find the right target cell and…

Scientists crack the structure of HIV machinery

Antiviral therapy could be improved with the newly uncovered atomic-level details LA JOLLA—Salk Institute scientists have solved the atomic structure of a key piece of machinery that allows HIV to…