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HIV Drug May Help Fight Against Deadly Staph Infection
2012-12-16 07:11:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Potentially deadly staph infections could be treated with a drug currently used by those who have been infected by HIV, according to researchers from the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In the study, senior author and NYU assistant professor of microbiology Dr. Victor J. Torres and colleagues discovered that maraviroc, an antiretroviral drug used to treat those who have contracted the AIDS-causing lentivirus, could...

2011-12-22 06:58:01

Discovery offers new research avenues for fighting this global epidemic Gladstone Institutes scientist Nevan Krogan, PhD, today is announcing research that identifies how HIV–the virus that causes AIDS–hijacks the body's own defenses to promote infection. This discovery could one day help curb the spread of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Dr. Krogan conducted this research in his laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)–a leading medical school with...

2011-12-22 06:56:25

Hundreds of connections between viral and human proteins identified in UCSF-led study -- work that may reveal new drug targets In perhaps the most comprehensive survey of the inner workings of HIV, an international team of scientists led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco has mapped every apparent physical interaction the virus makes with components of the human cells it infects–work that may reveal new ways to design future HIV/AIDS drugs. Explored this...

2011-02-28 07:30:00

RICHMOND, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced today the presentation of positive preliminary clinical data from its Phase 1 trial (SB-728-902). The trial is being conducted in immunologic non-responders, HIV-infected subjects who are currently on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and have undetectable levels of virus but suboptimal CD4+ T-cell counts. The study is designed to evaluate safety and clinical outcomes of...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.