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Newly identified natural protein blocks HIV, other deadly viruses

A team of UCLA-led researchers has identified a protein with broad virus-fighting properties that potentially could be used as a weapon against deadly human pathogenic viruses such as HIV, Ebola, Rift Valley Fever, Nipah and others designated "priority pathogens" for national biosecurity purposes by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.

Published
12 February 2013
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UCLA press release
Researchers show how cells' DNA repair machinery can destroy viruses

A team of researchers based at Johns Hopkins has decoded a system that makes certain types of immune cells impervious to HIV infection.

Published
22 January 2013
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Rapid pace of liver damage in recent HCV co-infection

The research suggests that HIV-positive people who later become co-infected with HCV are at risk for an accelerated pace of liver damage, perhaps caused by underlying immunological dysfunction.

Published
21 January 2013
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The research suggests that HIV-positive people who later become co-infected with HCV are at risk for an accelerated pace of liver damage, perhaps caused by underlying immunological dysfunction.

Published
21 January 2013
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CATIE
Africa: Study Confirms Role of Road Networks in HIV Spread

Road networks are strongly related to the spread of HIV-1 - the HIV subtype responsible for the AIDS pandemic - across Sub-Saharan Africa, a study confirms.

Published
14 January 2013
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AllAfrica
Groundbreaking Research Discovers Possible New Way To Fight HIV

New research has disocvered how the HIV virus targets memory T-cells or "veterans" instead of naive "virgin" T-cells. This could potentially change how drugs are used to halt the virus. This research finds that HIV exploits the fact that memory T-cells are more mobile; it uses the cytoskeleton, the internal structure of the cell, as a "conveyor belt" to carry it deep within the cell and to the nucleus. The researchers are now looking at whether drugs that reduce cancer cell motility could reduce the "attractiveness" of T-memory cells to HIV.

Published
25 October 2012
From
Medical News Today
The genetics of HIV-1 resistance

New research has examined the genetic footprint that drug resistance causes in HIV and found compensatory polymorphisms that help the resistant virus to survive.

Published
08 October 2012
From
Science Daily
HIV could be turning salmonella nastier

A nastier kind of salmonella infection has emerged alongside the HIV epidemic in Africa. The finding is the first evidence that HIV might be allowing new human pathogens to evolve in immunosuppressed people.

Published
02 October 2012
From
New Scientist
In heterosexuals, transmitted HIV strains often resemble original infecting virus

A new study has found that even though HIV diversifies widely within infected individuals over time, the virus strains that ultimately are passed on through heterosexual transmission often resemble the strain of virus that originally infected the transmitting partner. Learning the characteristics of these preferentially transmitted HIV strains may help advance HIV prevention efforts, particularly with regard to an HIV vaccine, according to the scientists who conducted the study.

Published
25 September 2012
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
New Thai-Taiwanese Syndrome Is Not AIDS 2.0

The headlines are frightening: unrelated, otherwise healthy patients in Asia turning up with symptoms doctors associate with HIV infection. But though many questions remain about the new immunodeficiency, it’s not a harbinger of a global health calamity, says Kent Sepkowitz.

Published
28 August 2012
From
Daily Beast

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