HIV & AIDS

HIV disrupts blood-brain barrier

HIV weakens the blood-brain barrier — a network of blood vessels that keeps potentially harmful chemicals and toxins out of the brain — by overtaking a small group of supporting brain cells, according ...

Jun 28, 2011
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New HIV vaccine approach targets desirable immune cells

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School have demonstrated an approach to HIV vaccine design that uses an altered form of HIV's outer coating or envelope ...

Sep 01, 2011
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Monitoring how T cells respond to HIV

One of the obstacles to developing an effective AIDS vaccine is the difficulty in measuring how well a potential vaccine primes the body to defend itself against HIV.

Oct 14, 2011
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