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Fungus Deadly to AIDS Patients Found to Grow on Trees

13-year-old's science fair project finds fungus in the environment ...

Vault nanoparticles engineered at UCLA show promise for cancer treatment and possible HIV cure

UCLA scientists developed a method for placing bryostatin 1 in nanoscale vaults for safe delivery to cells, where it can activate latent ...

Future phones to use blood and speech to monitor HIV, stress, nutrition

ITHACA, N.Y. – David Erickson, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell University, will receive a $3 million National Science Foundation grant over five years to adapt smart phones for health monitoring. ... Full story

Intimacy a strong motivator for PrEP HIV prevention

Many HIV-negative gay or bisexual men in steady relationships with other HIV-negative men don’t always use condoms out of a desire for intimacy. That same desire, according to a new study, makes such men more inclined to use antiretroviral medications to prevent getting HIV, a practice known as PrEP. ... Full story

NIH-Led Scientists Boost Potential of Passive Immunization Against HIV

Researchers Mutate VRC01 Antibody So It Lasts Longer in Blood and Key Tissues ... Full story

Scientists detail urgent research agenda to better understand, address chronic disease toll

HIV patients in developing countries facing new health risks must be a high priority, say experts ... Full story

Antibodies, together with viral ‘inducers,’ found to control HIV in mice

Although HIV can now be effectively suppressed using anti-retroviral drugs, it still comes surging back the moment the flow of drugs is stopped. Latent reservoirs of HIV-infected cells, invisible to the body’s immune system and unreachable by pharmaceuticals, ensure that the infection will rebound after therapy is terminated. ... Full story

New Research from Boston and Duke Universities Offers New Hope for HIV Vaccine Development

(Boston)- In a scientific discovery that has significant implications for HIV vaccine development, collaborators at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Duke University School of Medicine have uncovered novel properties of special HIV antibodies. ... Full story

Gut Flora Influences HIV Immune Response

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. – Normal microorganisms in the intestines appear to play a pivotal role in how the HIV virus foils a successful attack from the body’s immune system, according to new research from Duke Medicine. ... Full story

Hepatitis Cured in Co-Infected HIV Patients

A multicenter team of researchers report that in a phase III clinical trial, a combination drug therapy cures chronic hepatitis C in the majority of patients co-infected with both HIV and hepatitis C. ... Full story

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