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New way found to defeat HIV latency

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 7, 2018 — HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, has a secret life. Though anti-retroviral therapy can reduce its numbers, the virus can hide and avoid both…

Novel genome platform reveals new HIV targets

Technology uses digital image analysis to measure protein stability across the human proteome La Jolla, Calif., February 27, 2018 - Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) researchers have developed…

Progress and challenges in TB vaccine development

A publication in F1000Research reviews the progress and challenges in TB vaccine development. "A new TB vaccine is... an inevitability; the question is how long will it take us to…

Queen’s University announces novel drug delivery system with potential to reduce rates of HIV

Queen’s University Belfast is playing a central role in an international consortium that has announced the development of a patch delivery system which will lower the chances of infection for…

Argos announces issuance of patent covering the foundation for manufacturing its HIV immunotherapy

Patent related to strain-independent amplification of HIV nucleic acid sequences DURHAM, N.C., Feb. 15, 2018 -- Argos Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ARGS), an immuno-oncology company focused on the development and commercialization of…

amfAR renews investment in bioengineering approaches to curing HIV

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2018 --- amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, today announced a pair of research grants that renew its support for innovative approaches to HIV cure research.…

Organ-on-chip technology enters next stage as experts test hepatitis B virus

Scientists at Imperial College London have become the first in the world to test how pathogens interact with artificial human organs. Artificial human organs, or organ-on-chip technologies, simulate a whole…

Scientists create most sophisticated human liver model yet

WINSTON-SALEM, NC, Feb.13, 2018 – Scientists at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) have developed the most sophisticated mini-livers to date. These organoids can potentially help scientists better understand…

Treatment with high estrogen, progesterone concentrations downregulate replication in HIV-1-infected cells

A new study published in PLoS One demonstrated that the pretreatment of monocyte derived macrophages (MDMs) with high concentrations of estrogen and progesterone results in the downmodulation of proinflammatory cytokine…

Study of gene-edited T cells for viral eradication of HIV

Case Western Reserve and Sangamo Therapeutics announce $11 million NIH grant for study of gene-edited T cells for viral eradication of HIV CLEVELAND and RICHMOND, Calif., Feb. 7, 2018 --…

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