Doctors treating patients battling both HIV and tuberculosis (TB), many of whom live in Africa, are faced with the decision when to start those patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) while … Continue Reading Newly identified blood biomarkers predict early death, complications in HIV patients with TB.
A team of researchers from Columbia University, Rwanda Biomedical Center, Centers for Disease Control and OPKO Diagnostics have developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test that simultaneously detects … Continue Reading Smartphone device is the first ever to replicate all functions of a lab-based blood test.
Researchers at University of California, San Diego Skaggs School and the University of Southern California report the first crystal structure of the cellular receptor CXCR4 bound to an immune signaling … Continue Reading Researchers capture the 3d structure of a chemokine and its receptor for the first time.
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have discovered that byproducts of bacteria in gum disease, called metabolic small chain fatty acid (SCFA), can work together to wake up HIV in … Continue Reading Researchers identify how gum disease awakens dormant T-cells and HIV viruses.
Retroviruses are best known for causing contagious scourges such as AIDS, or more sporadically, cancer. However, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Karolinska Institutet found that endogenous retroviruses (ERV) … Continue Reading Scientists identify new and beneficial function of endogenous retroviruses in immune response.
The rapid evolution of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which has allowed the virus to develop resistance to patients’ natural immunity, is at the same time slowing the virus’s ability … Continue Reading Research suggests ability of HIV to cause AIDS is slowing.
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can insert itself at different locations in the DNA of its human host, and this specific integration site determines how quickly the disease progresses, report … Continue Reading HIV virulence depends on where virus inserts itself in human host DNA.
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study describes the activity of a recently discovered communication molecule of the body’s immune system, Interleukin 37 or IL-37. It has been known to … Continue Reading From HIV to cancer, Interleukin 37 (IL-37) regulates the immune system.
An international team, led by Oxford University and University of Leuven scientists, has reconstructed the genetic history of the HIV-1 group M pandemic, the event that saw HIV spread across … Continue Reading Scientists have tracked and identified the origins of HIV.
A family of proteins that promotes virus entry into cells also has the ability to block the release of HIV and other viruses, University of Missouri researchers have found. This … Continue Reading Researchers discover protein’s ability to inhibit HIV release.