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Could an FDA-Approved Drug be Repurposed as an HIV-Vaccine?

Could an FDA-Approved Drug be Repurposed as an HIV-Vaccine?

A new study shows how an enzyme already approved by the FDA could be used as a part on an HIV vaccine.

By: David Heitz

Could an FDA-Approved Drug be Repurposed as an HIV-Vaccine?

By: David Heitz
February 10th
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Could an FDA-Approved Drug be Repurposed as an HIV-Vaccine?

Using Marijuana to Treat HIV? Absolutely.

Using Marijuana to Treat HIV? Absolutely.

 There has been a lot of talk about whether smoking pot relieves symptoms or even fights HIV. Anecdotally, it is widely believed that it does.

 

 

By: David Heitz

Using Marijuana to Treat HIV? Absolutely.

By: David Heitz
February 9th
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February 9th
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Using Marijuana to Treat HIV? Absolutely.

STUDY: 'Elite Controllers' Immune System Give Researchers Clues for an HIV Vaccine

STUDY: 'Elite Controllers' Immune System Give Researchers Clues for an HIV Vaccine

“A more functionally coordinated innate immune-recruiting response was observed” in HIV-positive elite controllers.

 

By: David Heitz

STUDY: 'Elite Controllers' Immune System Give Researchers Clues for an HIV Vaccine

By: David Heitz
January 27th
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January 27th
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STUDY: 'Elite Controllers' Immune System Give Researchers Clues for an HIV Vaccine

Reversing HIV Effects on "Tired Cells" Gives New Direction for Vaccines

Reversing HIV Effects on "Tired Cells" Gives New Direction for Vaccines

When a person first becomes infected with HIV, also known as the acute infection phase, CD8 “killer” T-cells attempt to squash the virus. 

By: David Heitz

Reversing HIV Effects on "Tired Cells" Gives New Direction for Vaccines

By: David Heitz
January 12th
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January 12th
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Reversing HIV Effects on "Tired Cells" Gives New Direction for Vaccines

Global Fundraising for HIV Is Up, Research Takes Precedence

Global Fundraising for HIV Is Up, Research Takes Precedence

Buoyed by large gifts from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Gilead Sciences, global philanthropic funding for HIV/AIDS spiked 8 percent.

By: David Heitz

Global Fundraising for HIV Is Up, Research Takes Precedence

By: David Heitz
January 4th
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January 4th
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Global Fundraising for HIV Is Up, Research Takes Precedence

Top 10 Scientific HIV Breakthroughs of 2015

Top 10 Scientific HIV Breakthroughs of 2015

From man-made antibodies to laser beams that could deliver medicine, 2015 was a year of incredible scientific advancements.

By: David Heitz

Top 10 Scientific HIV Breakthroughs of 2015

By: David Heitz
December 27th
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Top 10 Scientific HIV Breakthroughs of 2015

New Tool Give Scientists Inside Look at How HIV Works

New Tool Give Scientists Inside Look at How HIV Works

A new HIV magniscope has shown how HIV ‘hitches a ride’ on a protein to get inside the nucleus.

By: David Heitz

New Tool Give Scientists Inside Look at How HIV Works

By: David Heitz
December 20th
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December 20th
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New Tool Give Scientists Inside Look at How HIV Works

The HIV Blueprint: New Study Reveals How Antibodies Fight HIV

The HIV Blueprint: New Study Reveals How Antibodies Fight HIV

“The virus is always trying to escape the immune system, and the immune system – via antibodies – tries to go after it,” said Fernando Garces, research associate at Scripps, in a news release.

By: David Heitz

The HIV Blueprint: New Study Reveals How Antibodies Fight HIV

By: David Heitz
December 15th
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December 15th
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The HIV Blueprint: New Study Reveals How Antibodies Fight HIV

HIV/AIDS Research Review: How Far We've Come

HIV/AIDS Research Review: How Far We've Come

  The science being performed in laboratories around the world as we celebrate this World AIDS Day almost sounds like science fiction. Consider: Bioengineered stem cells are being injected into HIV-positive people with lymphoma. The idea is to see whether the stem cells can help control the HIV as well as the as the lymphoma, which can lead to AIDS and death. “Once the specially engineered stem cells are transplanted, new HIV-resistant immune cells will be produced,” scientists explained in an August story reported by HIV Equal. ”We’ll replace the patient’s immune system with HIV resistant cells, depleting the viral load associated with the disease without requiring conventional antiretroviral therapies.” 
By: David Heitz

HIV/AIDS Research Review: How Far We've Come

By: David Heitz
December 1st
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HIV/AIDS Research Review: How Far We've Come

BREAKTHROUGH: Researchers Develop Vaccine for Herpes

BREAKTHROUGH: Researchers Develop Vaccine for Herpes

Experimental method used to develop the herpes vaccine could be the key to future HIV and TB vaccines. 

By: Tyler Curry

BREAKTHROUGH: Researchers Develop Vaccine for Herpes

By: Tyler Curry
November 24th
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BREAKTHROUGH: Researchers Develop Vaccine for Herpes