The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus which causes HIV infection and over time AIDS. Developing effective prevention measures for HIV is hindered by incomplete knowledge of the phenotype … Continue Reading New technology lights up location of first cells to be infected in female HIV transmission.
An analysis of five families has revealed a previously unknown genetic immunodeficiency, says an international team led by researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital. The condition, linked to mutations in a … Continue Reading International team discovers previously unknown genetic immunodeficiency.
New ‘can-opener’ molecule forces HIV virus open to expose vulnerable regions for antibodies to kill.
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is often likened to a hermetically sealed tin can no one has yet been able to break open. Now, researchers at the University of Montreal … Continue Reading New ‘can-opener’ molecule forces HIV virus open to expose vulnerable regions for antibodies to kill.
For infants with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), something as simple as a common cold or ear infection can be fatal. Born with an incomplete immune system, kids who have SCID, … Continue Reading Researchers grow and correct an SCID immune system in-a-dish via precision medicine.
Genomics researchers analyzing a rare, serious immunodeficiency disease in children have discovered links to a gene crucial to the body’s defense against infections. The finding may represent an inviting target … Continue Reading Precision medicine study of CVID pinpoints gene crucial to immune defense.
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 newborn screening test for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) reliably identifies infants with this life-threatening inherited condition, leading to prompt treatment and high survival rates, according to a study supported … Continue Reading Test reliably detects inherited immune deficiency in newborns.