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New molecule shows promise in HIV vaccine design

Vaccine candidate spurs animals to produce antibodies against protective sugars of multiple HIV strains Researchers at the University of Maryland and Duke University have designed a novel protein-sugar vaccine candidate…

Mathematically modeling HIV drug pharmacodynamics

37 million people around the world today live with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which is responsible for roughly 1.1 million deaths caused by AIDS-related conditions. The virus replicates by inserting…

World first: scientists find where HIV ‘hides’ to evade detection by the immune system

In a decades-long game of hide and seek, scientists from Sydney's Westmead Institute for Medical Research have confirmed for the very first time the specific immune memory T-cells where infectious…

Last unknown structure of HIV-1 solved, another step in efforts to disarm the AIDS virus

A University of Alabama at Birmingham team led by Jamil Saad, Ph.D., has solved the last unknown protein structure of HIV-1, the retrovirus that can cause AIDS. Knowledge of this…

New research opens the door to ‘functional cure’ for HIV

JUPITER, FL – October 17, 2017 – In findings that open the door to a completely different approach to curing HIV infections, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps…

Reservoir explorers find extra HIV/SIV pond

Scientists at Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University have identified an additional part of the HIV reservoir, immune cells that survive and harbor the virus despite long-term treatment with…

One if by editing, two if by roadblock: Human protein fights HIV as both monomer and dimer

Fifteen years ago, a class of proteins was discovered, which give humans innate immunity to HIV-1. Unfortunately, HIV-1 is a smart virus and has evolved to battle these proteins. Northeastern…

Reengineered immune system cells show early promise against HIV

Improving on a previous attempt, scientists have developed a new strategy that could potentially be used to reengineer a patient's own immune system cells to fight HIV. The approach, described…

Revamped CAR-T could curb HIV levels without antiretroviral drugs

While antiretroviral drugs effectively keep HIV at very low levels, they do not eliminate the virus. If a patient is taken off treatment, or doesn’t stick to his or her…

October 2017 issue of Journal of Virus Eradication now online