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Chemical tags affect ability of RNA viruses to infect cells

Similar controls found in hepatitis, Zika, dengue, yellow fever Large swaths of DNA and its lesser-known cousin RNA are dotted by chemical tags that act like Post-It notes, providing additional…

Inflammation triggers unsustainable immune response to chronic viral infection

Scientists at the University of Basel discovered a fundamental new mechanism explaining the inadequate immune defense against chronic viral infection. These results may open up new avenues for vaccine development.…

Gene therapy goes global: Portable device could make future cancer, HIV cures affordable

Portable 'gene therapy in a box' could make future cancer, HIV cures affordable in developing countries A tabletop device that enables medical staff to genetically manipulate a patient’s blood to…

TB tricks the body’s immune system to allow it to spread

Tuberculosis (TB) tricks the immune system into attacking the body’s lung tissue so the bacteria are allowed to spread to other people, new research from the University of Southampton suggests.…

HIV active in tissues of patients who were treated, study shows

Virus evolved & replicated in brain, kidney, spleen & other tissues While successful treatment of HIV with antiretroviral medications leads to undetectable levels of virus in the blood, controls the…

Cells infected by HIV defend themselves, research shows

T cells, important in the immune system, defend themselves when infected by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Until now, it was considered that these cells were not aware of their infection…

Computer-based screen identifies new antiviral targets for existing drugs

Researchers developed a computer-based screening method that has identified 110 new antiviral targets for current drugs, according to recent findings published in PLoS Computational Biology. “The prospect of drug repositioning…

Children could point the way to new HIV treatments

Children with HIV who can resist the disease progressing could point the way to new treatments for HIV infection that are more widely applicable to infected adults and children alike,…

Researchers find potential signature of cognitive function in people living with HIV

University of Hawaiʻi researchers have identified a unique epigenetic footprint in specific types of immune cells from blood that can identify individuals with HIV that have a range of impairments…

Mymetics and Texas Biomedical Research Institute continue collaboration on HIV vaccine development

EPALINGES, Switzerland, Sept. 19, 2016 -- Mymetics Corporation (OTCQB: MYMX), a pioneer in the research and development of virosome-based vaccines to prevent transmission of human infectious agents across mucosal membranes, announced…