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June 26, 2022

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A New Technology Offers Treatment for HIV Infection Through a Single Injection

A new study offers a new and unique treatment for AIDS which may be developed into a vaccine or a one-time treatment for patients with ...

Combination Anti-HIV Antibody Infusions Suppress Virus for Prolonged Period

Individuals with HIV who began taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the early stages of infection achieved a lengthy period of HIV suppression without ART after receiving two broadly neutralizing ...

Scientists Identify How the Brain Links Memories

Our brains lose the ability to link related memories as we age. Scientists genetically restored this brain function in middle-aged mice and identified an FDA-approved drug that achieves the same ...

A Fuzzy Response from Memory B Cells Can Protect Against Mutant Viruses

Specialized memory cells found in our immune system play an important role in our ability to fight virus mutations such as those produced by the SARS-CoV2 virus, according to new ...
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Discovery of Cell Protein That Keeps Kaposi's Sarcoma Herpesvirus Dormant

A study has identified a binding protein in cancer cell's nucleus, known as CHD4, as a critical agent keeping Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) dormant and undetected by the ...

A Better Understanding of HIV-1 Latency

Researchers contribute to a better understanding of HIV-1 latency: implications for the development of new therapeutic ...

Your Mental Health May Impact Your Chances of Breakthrough COVID

A new study has shown that people who are vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, and have a history of certain psychiatric conditions, have a heightened risk of COVID-19 -- a finding that may be related to ...

Antibiotic and Antiretroviral Drug Effects on Breast Milk Are Explored for Mothers Living With HIV

Infants carry a vast assemblage of bacteria, viruses and fungi in their guts. Combined, these microbes make up a complex ecology known as the gut microbiome, which plays a major role in health and ...

HIV Drug Stabilizes Disease Progression in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Many cancers exhibit high levels of the reverse transcriptase enzyme. Single-agent lamivudine, a reverse transcriptase inhibitor, stopped disease progression in over 25% of patients with fourth-line ...

CRISPR and HIV: New Technique in Human Blood Unveils Potential Paths Toward Cure

Scientists are using new advances in CRISPR gene-editing technology to uncover new biology that could lead to longer-lasting treatments and new therapeutic strategies for Human Immunodeficiency Virus ...

'An Underutilized Tool:' UV-LED Lights Can Kill Coronaviruses and HIV With the Flip of a Switch, Study Finds

The same light bulbs used in offices and public spaces can destroy coronaviruses and HIV, according to a new ...

Researchers Shorten Manufacturing Time for CAR T Cell Therapy

A new approach could cut the time it takes to alter patients' immune cells for infusion back into the body to find and attack cancer. The cell manufacturing process for this type of ...

New Study Reveals Why HIV Remains in Human Tissue Even After Antiretroviral Therapy

Thanks to antiretroviral therapy, HIV infection is no longer the life sentence it once was. But despite the effectiveness of drugs to manage and treat the virus, it can never be fully eliminated from ...

COVID-19 Infection Linked to Higher Risk of Neuropathy

Researchers have found that many people who tested positive for the coronavirus in the early months of the pandemic also experienced peripheral neuropathy -- pain, tingling and numbness in the hands ...

Resourceful Viral Protein Combats Monkey and Human Defenses Differently

Researchers have found that different parts of viral protein U expressed by simian immunodeficiency virus are required to bind to and block tetherin, an antiviral protein, in monkey cells versus in ...

High Prevalence of Cancer Among Men Living With HIV, Study Shows

Researchers have found that there are nearly twice as many men with cancer among men living with HIV (MLWH) compared to men who do not have the human immunodeficiency virus. The rates of cancer are ...

Treatment Length Reduced for Children With Tuberculosis

An international trial exploring the effectiveness of tuberculosis (TB) treatment in children has led to a change in the World Health Organization's global guidelines for managing the ...

Intermingling Between Populations May Contribute to HIV Spread

Sexual partnerships between individuals from different communities may help explain why some community-based HIV prevention efforts were moderately effective, shows a new ...

Novel Antiviral Drug Combinations Demonstrate COVID-19 Therapeutic Potential

Researchers demonstrate that combinations of antiviral drugs inhibiting both polymerase and exonuclease reduce SARS-CoV-2 replication 10 times more than polymerase inhibitors ...

Suspending Syringe Services Programs Will Result in an Increase of HIV Infections

A new study shows the effectiveness of syringe services programs in both curbing HIV transmission among people who use drugs and preventing future ...

African 'Hotspot' for Highly Infectious Diseases

A regional corner of Africa is a hotspot for cases of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, prompting researchers to call for targeted health support rather than a national ...

Repurposing FDA-Approved Drugs May Help Combat COVID-19

Several FDA-approved drugs -- including for type 2 diabetes, hepatitis C and HIV -- significantly reduce the ability of the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to replicate in human cells, according to new ...

How Well Do Boosters Work? Depends on Your Genes

Genetics play an important role in how our bodies respond to vaccines and booster shots, suggesting that certain protective responses elicited by vaccination could be more effective with ...

Pioneering Simulations Focus on HIV-1 Virus

First-ever biologically authentic computer model was completed of the HIV-1 virus liposome. Key finding from the simulations is the formation of sphingomyelin and cholesterol rich microdomains. HIV-1 ...

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