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2015-02-03 12:56:46

While new treatments have proven successful at suppressing HIV infection, they have thus far been unable to eliminate it due to the fact that they cannot attack the virus as it hides dormant in the cells of a person’s immune system.

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2015-02-02 10:41:37

Humans have far fewer endogenous retroviruses than other mammals, including close relatives like chimpanzees. The study team said this discrepancy was probably due to human’s starting to use tools and weapons in conflicts – as opposed to biting and scratching each other like our primate cousins.

2014-12-08 12:27:54

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and BATON ROUGE, La. and RALEIGH, N.C. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Dec.

2014-07-24 10:43:07

The HIV-1 virus has proved to be tenacious, inserting its genome permanently into its victims' DNA, forcing patients to take a lifelong drug regimen to control the virus and prevent a fresh attack.

Viral Relics Reveal Cancer's 'Footprint' On Our Evolution
2014-07-21 03:57:19

Cancer has left its ‘footprint’ on our evolution, according to a study which examined how the relics of ancient viruses are preserved in the genomes of 38 mammal species.

2014-05-28 23:15:08

Professor Mark Wainberg from McGill University in Montreal shows that Dolutegravir rarely selects for resistance mutations and when they occur, HIV growth is impaired. Toulon,

2014-05-27 08:28:00

SB-728-T-Treated Subject Maintains Control of Viral Load for 45 Weeks Without Anti-Retroviral Drugs RICHMOND, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc.

2014-05-02 10:06:07

Johns Hopkins biochemists have figured out what is needed to activate and sustain the virus-fighting activity of an enzyme found in CD4+ T cells, the human immune cells infected by HIV.

2014-04-08 08:32:20

DUBLIN, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/492nrm/gene_therapy) has announced the addition of a new report


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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