News tagged with hiv

Researchers find candidates for new HIV drugs

While studying an HIV protein that plays an essential role in AIDS progression, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have discovered compounds that show promise as novel treatments for the disease.

dateOct 13, 2009 in Biochemistry
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HIV's ancestors 'plagued first mammals'

(PhysOrg.com) -- The retroviruses which gave rise to HIV have been battling it out with mammal immune systems since mammals first evolved around 100 million years ago - about 85 million years earlier than previously thought, ...

dateSep 18, 2009 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Regulatory role of key molecule discovered

Discovery by Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers of an additional role for a key molecule in our bodies provides a further step in world-wide efforts to develop genetic regulation aimed at controlling many diseases, ...

dateSep 17, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Making bacteria make useful proteins

By adapting a single protein on the surface of the bacterium Caulobacter crescentus, researchers at the University of British Columbia have turned it into a protein production factory, making useful proteins that can act ...

dateSep 07, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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MicroRNAs help control HIV life cycle

Scientists at Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) have discovered that specific microRNAs (non-coding RNAs that interfere with gene expression) reduce HIV replication and infectivity in human T-cells. In particular, ...

dateJun 25, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Calif. to probe latest HIV case in porn industry

(AP) -- State health officials are looking into the latest HIV case reported in California's multibillion-dollar porn industry, fearing that reckless practices on film sets might be raising the risk of new infections.

dateJun 13, 2009 in Other
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