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2011-09-02 11:42:22

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School have demonstrated an approach to HIV vaccine design that uses an altered form of HIV's outer coating or envelope protein. The researchers showed that they could design HIV envelopes that could bind better to immature B cell receptors to create an enhanced immune response in an animal model. Immature B cells are the targets of vaccines, and when strongly targeted, they produce...

2010-08-17 05:10:00

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Technical Resources International, Inc. (TRI) is pleased to announce that TRI has been awarded the Regulatory Support Center (RSC) contract by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). An initial award of $8,989,333 million was received; the contract has a potential total value of up to $75,304,348 over 7 years. (Logo:...

2010-04-05 09:36:51

Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have identified a set of naturally occurring antibodies that can block one of the key ways the AIDS virus gains entry into certain blood cells. They say the discovery, published online in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, expands traditional notions about how the immune system fights HIV and offers a potential new strategy for HIV vaccine design. Researchers have been puzzled and frustrated for years by antibody responses to HIV. In most...

2009-12-15 23:38:21

Scientists seeking to understand how to make an AIDS vaccine have found the cause of a major roadblock. It turns out that the immune system can indeed produce cells with the potential to manufacture powerful HIV-blocking antibodies "“ but at the same time, the immune system works equally hard to make sure these cells are eliminated before they have a chance to mature. "These studies show that a potentially protective neutralizing antibody against a viral disease is under the control of...

2009-07-07 10:47:35

 The virus that causes AIDS is classified as a lentivirus, a word derived from the Latin prefix, "lenti-," meaning "slow." But new research from the NIAID-funded Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology suggests that HIV-1 is anything but "“ moving at breathtaking speed in destroying and dysregulating the body's gut-based B-cell antibody-producing system."These new data show that damage to the antibody arm of the immune system begins quickly, within days. We know that by 80 days,...

2009-02-25 08:00:00

HALIFAX, NS, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ - ImmunoVaccine Technologies Inc. (IVT), a vaccine development company, has signed a collaborative agreement with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Maryland, USA. The research collaboration involves formulating NIAID antigens in DepoVax(TM), IVT's vaccine enhancement system, and exploring potential vaccines for HIV and malaria. "NIAID is a world leader in the study of infectious...

2008-07-25 12:00:00

By Zoe Elizabeth Buck, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 25--HIV infects and attacks the body within days -- much faster than previously thought -- drastically narrowing the window of time when intervention is possible, Duke University researchers have found. This means clinicians must test more and sooner if they hope to catch an infection before it can be transmitted to someone else. "We're just going to have to be much more aggressive in identifying the infection early...

2008-07-24 21:00:13

RALEIGH, N.C. _ HIV infects and attacks the body within days _ much faster than previously thought _ drastically narrowing the window of time when intervention is possible, Duke University researchers have found. This means clinicians must test more and sooner if they hope to catch an infection before it can be transmitted to someone else. "We're just going to have to be much more aggressive in identifying the infection early on," said Dr. Peter Leone, the state's HIV/AIDS health director...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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