Latest Retrovirus Stories
Some viruses insert themselves into the host's DNA during infection in a process called retroviral integration, causing several diseases, including AIDS and cancer.
PLEASANTON, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Roche Molecular Diagnostics (SIX: RO, ROG: OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its new dual-PCR target HIV-1 viral load test to quantify the amount of virus in a patient's blood.
Using high-throughput sequencing to map the locations of a common type of jumping gene within a person's entire genome, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found extensive variation in these locations among the individuals they studied, further underscoring the role of these errant genes in maintaining genetic diversity.
HIV disease tends to progress at a faster rate in infected individuals who consume two or more alcoholic drinks a day.
A University of British Columbia doctoral candidate has discovered a previously unknown mechanism for silencing retroviruses, segments of genetic material that can lead to fatal mutations in a cell's DNA.
Four drugs used to treat HIV infection can inhibit a retrovirus recently linked to prostate cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome.
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.
New study from Universite de Montreal and VGTI may lead to improved defenses.
A study shows that viruses may have changed the course of human evolution, and the Italian scientists involved in the research say they believe that the discovery might help in the creation of better drugs and vaccines to fight them.
Novel therapies could improve potency of existing AIDS treatments, help to combat drug-resistant virus strains.
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