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Article ID: 705650

Uncovering a key mechanism in assembly of Avian Sarcoma Virus, a 100-year-old oncogenic virus often used to study HIV-1

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Researchers used NMR to detail how the matrix domain of the Avian Sarcoma Virus Gag protein binds to certain phospholipids. These phospholipids are vital for Gag protein binding to the plasma membrane of a cell, as the virus replicates and takes its first step toward virus formation and budding.

18-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705553

Rutgers Research Finds Text-Based Counseling May Help Decrease HIV Risk

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Recent study finds text-based counseling may help decrease HIV risk among stigmatized European community.

18-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST
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    13-Dec-2018 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 704976

Control HIV by treating schistosomiasis, new study suggests


Of the 34 million people worldwide with HIV, and the 200 million with schistosomiasis, the majority live in Africa— where millions of people are simultaneously infected with both diseases. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have shown that schistosomiasis infections are associated with increased HIV onward transmission, HIV acquisition in HIV negative women with urogenital schistosomiasis, and progression to death in HIV positive women.

5-Dec-2018 12:45 PM EST
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    11-Dec-2018 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705028

Roadmap Reveals Shortcut to Recreate Key HIV Antibody for Vaccines

Duke Health

A team led by Duke Human Vaccine Institute researchers, publishing online Dec. 11 in the journal Immunity, reported that they have filled in a portion of the roadmap toward effective neutralization of HIV, identifying the steps that a critical HIV antibody takes to develop and maintain its ability to neutralize the virus.

6-Dec-2018 9:40 AM EST
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    5-Dec-2018 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 704910

New research highlights why HIV-infected patients suffer higher rates of cancer than general population

Case Western Reserve University

AIDS patients suffer higher rates of cancer because they have fewer T-cells in their bodies to fight disease. But new research examines why HIV-infected patients have higher rates of cancer—among the leading causes of death among that population—than the general population.

5-Dec-2018 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 704926

UC San Diego Medical Center Named by Leapfrog as “2018 Top Teaching Hospital”

University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest was named a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. The award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors that a U.S. hospital can receive.

4-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 704796

Genetic relic of the 'black death' may offer clues in treating liver disease

University of Cincinnati (UC) Academic Health Center

CINCINNATI--A gene mutation that is believed to have safeguarded some people in 14th century Europe from the bubonic plague today may be protecting HIV patients co-infected with hepatitis C from potentially fatal liver scarring, says a University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine physician-scientist.

3-Dec-2018 1:25 PM EST

Article ID: 704724

A cancer drug may help treat human papillomavirus infections

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Preclinical experiments by University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers suggest the cancer drugs vorinostat, belinostat and panobinostat might be repurposed to treat infections caused by human papillomaviruses, or HPVs.

30-Nov-2018 3:35 PM EST

Article ID: 704722

New UC San Diego Campaign Promotes Sexual Health — and has a Quick Test to Prove It

University of California San Diego Health

New UC San Diego campaign promotes sexual health and has a quick test to prove it. “Good to Go” offers combined testing for HIV and five sexually transmitted diseases, providing some results in as little as 60 seconds and access to free treatment, if needed. Updated clinic opening Dec. 10.

30-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST

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