Virology and Bioi...
Follow
Find tag "AIDS"
57.2K views | +33 today
Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca
Virus and bioinformatics articles with some microbiology and immunology thrown in for good measure
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Kenzibit
Scoop.it!

Immune cells engineered in lab to resist HIV infection, study shows

Immune cells engineered in lab to resist HIV infection, study shows | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Researchers have found a novel way to engineer key cells of the immune system so they remain resistant to infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kenzibit
Scoop.it!

HIV-1 Infection and First Line ART Induced Differential Responses in Mitochondria from Blood Lymphocytes and Monocytes: The ANRS EP45 “Aging” Study

HIV-1 Infection and First Line ART Induced Differential Responses in Mitochondria from Blood Lymphocytes and Monocytes: The ANRS EP45 “Aging” Study | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
The ANRS EP45 “Aging” study investigates the cellular mechanisms involved in the accelerated aging of HIV-1 infected and treated patients. The data reported focus on mitochondria, organelles known to be involved in cell senescence.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kenzibit
Scoop.it!

UW scientists discover why human body cannot fight HIV infection

University of Washington researchers have made a discovery that sheds light on why the human body is unable to adequately fight off HIV infection. The researchers discovered that the viral protein vpu, which is created by HIV during infection, directly interferes with the immune response protein IRF3 to dampen the ability of the immune system to protect against virus infection.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ed Rybicki
Scoop.it!

Engineers enter fight against AIDS in Africa - BusinessWeek

Engineers enter fight against AIDS in Africa - BusinessWeek | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Getting AIDS test results from labs to remote villages once took weeks in Mozambique, with the information sent by courier along the impoverished country's terrible roads. The delay could mean death.

Now, communications engineers have adapted office printers and cell-phone technology to wirelessly and immediately relay test results. Britain's Sequoia Technology Group and Telit Wireless said Tuesday the printers are being rolled out elsewhere in Africa after initial success in Mozambique, where the project has been running for a year.

 

Good news out of Africa!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ed Rybicki
Scoop.it!

"Opposing views": Cancer quackery versus...HIV/AIDS denialism : Respectful Insolence

"Opposing views": Cancer quackery versus...HIV/AIDS denialism : Respectful Insolence | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Since when did Opposing Views become NaturalNews.com? Anyone who's read this blog for a while knows that NaturalNews.com is one of the wretchedest hives of scum and quackery anywhere on the Internet, surpassing even The Huffington Post.

 

Just what I like: someone not scared of beating irrational skeptics with a big stick.  Several times.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chris Upton + helpers
Scoop.it!

Removal of vaccinia virus genes that block interferon type I and II pathways improves adaptive and memory responses of the HIV/AIDS vaccine candidate NYVAC-C in mice.

Poxviruses encode multiple inhibitors of the interferon (IFN) system, acting at different levels and blocking the induction of host defence mechanisms. Two viral gene products B19 and B8 have been shown to act as decoy receptors of type I and type II IFN, blocking the binding of IFN to its receptor.

more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by Justen Manasa
Scoop.it!

Only 1 in 4 Americans with HIV has virus under control: CDC - WZVN-TV

Only 1 in 4 Americans with HIV has virus under control: CDC - WZVN-TV | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
The GuardianOnly 1 in 4 Americans with HIV has virus under control: CDCWZVN-TVFRIDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) -- Among the 1.1 million Americans living with HIV, just one in four has the virus under control, U.S.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kenzibit
Scoop.it!

The Beginning of the End of AIDS? — NEJM

The Beginning of the End of AIDS? — NEJM | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
We are at a moment of extraordinary optimism in the response to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). A series of scientific breakthroughs, including several trials showing the partial efficacy of oral and topical chemoprophylaxis1,2 and the first evidence of efficacy for an HIV vaccine candidate,3 have the potential to markedly expand the available preventive tools. There is evidence of the first cure of an HIV-infected person. And most important, the finding that early initiation of antiretroviral therapy can both improve individual patient outcomes and reduce the risk of HIV transmission to sexual partners by 96%4 has led many to assert what had so long seemed impossible: that control of the HIV pandemic may be achievable.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jeff Habig
Scoop.it!

New HIV-inhibiting protein identified

New HIV-inhibiting protein identified | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Scientists have identified a new HIV-suppressing protein in the blood of people infected with the virus. In laboratory studies, the protein, called CXCL4 or PF-4, binds to HIV such that it cannot attach to or enter a human cell.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ed Rybicki
Scoop.it!

'Tinderbox': How Colonialism Shaped the HIV/AIDS Epidemic | PBS NewsHour | April 10, 2012

'Tinderbox': How Colonialism Shaped the HIV/AIDS Epidemic | PBS NewsHour | April 10, 2012 | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Ray Suarez speaks with authors Craig Timberg and Daniel Halperin about how "shadows of colonialism" hang over the spread of HIV from Africa.

Since AIDS was first identified in the West 30 years ago, its toll across the world has been vicious. It's killed 25 people since 1981. An estimated 34 million are living with the virus today.

Just how the disease began and spread perplexed scientists for years. A new book tracks the emergence of the HIV virus out of a remote part of Cameroon to what is now Kinshasa in the former Belgian Congo. "Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It" connects the economies and atrocities of colonialism to that initial outbreak and to current medical approaches to the treatment and prevention of HIV in Africa.

more...
ehhhhh....'s comment, April 14, 2012 5:40 PM
i had to rub my eyes... just 25 people since 1981... wow. really??
proofreaders are so undervalued




Scooped by Chris Upton + helpers
Scoop.it!

MicrobiologyBytes » Blog Archive » Structural biology of HIV-1 [video]

MicrobiologyBytes » Blog Archive » Structural biology of HIV-1 [video] | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.