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2011-12-23 01:02:59

A clinical trial that revitalized HIV research tops the journal's list of advances in 2011 The journal Science has lauded an eye-opening HIV study, known as HPTN 052, as the most important scientific breakthrough of 2011. This clinical trial demonstrated that people infected with HIV are 96 percent less likely to transmit the virus to their partners if they take antiretroviral drugs (ARVs). The findings end a long-standing debate over whether ARVs could provide a double benefit by...

2011-12-13 06:35:15

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Scientists have discovered the ℠key´ that HIV uses to enter our cells´ nuclei and halt our immune system, eventually causing AIDS. These findings provide a potential new target for anti-AIDS drugs that could be more effective against drug-resistant strains of the virus. According to the World Health Organization, 33.3 million people were living with HIV in 2009, of which 2.6 million were newly infected. Without treatment, the virus causes...

2011-09-27 05:41:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) —Back to the future! Researchers are using a new computational approach to help fight HIV. In 2009, 33.3 million people around the world were living with HIV/AIDS. More than 60 million people have been infected with HIV since the pandemic began. Now a new computational approach has predicted numerous human proteins that the HIV virus requires to replicate itself. Since viruses such as HIV have very small genomes, researchers are exploiting the cellular machinery...

2011-09-23 11:08:54

A new computational approach has predicted numerous human proteins that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) requires to replicate itself. These discoveries "constitute a powerful resource for experimentalists who desire to discover new targets for human proteins that can control the spread of HIV," according to the authors of this study that appears in the Sept. 22, 2011 issue of PLoS Computational Biology, a journal published by the Public Library of Science. The authors of the article...

2011-09-23 11:05:21

A new computational approach has predicted numerous human proteins that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) requires to replicate itself, and "constitutes a powerful resource for experimentalists who desire to discover new human proteins that can control the spread of HIV," according to the authors of a study, which will be published in the open-access journal PLoS Computational Biology on Thursday 22nd September 2011. "Drugs used to cure HIV become rapidly ineffective because HIV is...

Image 1 - Glowing Green Cats Could Be Key In Battle Against AIDS
2011-09-12 05:07:35

  Could glowing, fluorescent green cats be the next great weapon in the fight against AIDS and the HIV virus? Researchers at the Mayo Clinic seem to think so. Researchers at the clinic reported on Sunday that they have developed "a genome-based immunization strategy to fight feline AIDS and illuminate ways to combat human HIV/AIDS and other diseases. The goal is to create cats with intrinsic immunity to the feline AIDS virus." The feline equivalent of HIV, known as feline...

2011-01-11 12:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 11, 2011, /PRNewswire/ --The following was released today by New Enterprise Forum: Do you know what your customers really want? When was the last time you did any market research? Or sought out your customers' opinions on your product or service? January meeting panelists Debra Power of brand strategy support firm Power Marketing and Research, and Paula Sorrell Rhoades, Marketing Specialist for several MI tech start-ups and author of widely used market research...

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2010-03-20 13:30:00

Johns Hopkins scientists have found that a safe and inexpensive antibiotic in use since the 1970s for treating acne effectively targets infected immune cells in which HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, lies dormant and prevents them from reactivating and replicating. The drug, minocycline, likely will improve on the current treatment regimens of HIV-infected patients if used in combination with a standard drug cocktail known as HAART (Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy), according to research...

2009-10-13 15:43:02

While studying an HIV protein that plays an essential role in AIDS progression, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have discovered compounds that show promise as novel treatments for the disease. HIV drug discovery efforts have met with little success in finding compounds that interact with an important HIV virulence factor, called Nef, because it lacks biochemical activity that can be directly measured, explained Thomas E. Smithgall, Ph.D., William S. McEllroy...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.