HIV & AIDS

Molecular structure reveals how HIV infects cells

In a long-awaited finding, a team of Chinese and US scientists has determined the high-resolution atomic structure of a cell-surface receptor that most strains of HIV use to get into human immune cells. The ...

Sep 12, 2013
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Synthesized compound flushes out latent HIV

(Medical Xpress) -- A new collection of compounds, called "bryologs" – derived from a tiny marine organism – activate hidden reservoirs of the virus that currently make the disease nearly impossible to eradicate.

Jul 17, 2012
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Researchers block HIV replication

A multidisciplinary team of scientists from Spanish universities and research centres, among which is the University of Valencia, has managed to design small synthetic molecules capable of joining to the ...

Dec 02, 2013
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HIV antibodies that are worth the wait

An effective vaccine against HIV-1 remains elusive, but one promising strategy focuses on designer antibodies that have much broader potency than most normal, exquisitely specific antibodies. These broadly ...

Mar 28, 2013
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