HIV & AIDS

Mane event: Recombination in lion feline immunodeficiency virus

Parts of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) isolated from wild lions have undergone substantial genetic recombination, says research published in the online open access journal BMC Genomics. The sequencing of the two full ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hepatitis C virus: How viral proteins interact in human cells

Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have for the first time decrypted the interaction network of hepatitis C virus proteins in living human cells. Their findings will contribute to a better understanding of the mechanisms ...

Medical research

Discovery in plant virus may help prevent HIV and similar viruses

In a study that could lead to new ways to prevent infection by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and similar organisms, Purdue University researchers have been able to genetically modify a plant to halt reproduction of a ...

Cancer

Scientists identify cancer virus' genetic targets

University of Florida researchers have identified specific human genes targeted by a virus believed to cause Kaposi’s sarcoma, a rare form of cancer associated with AIDS and with organ transplants that causes patches of ...

HIV & AIDS

Research findings open new front in fight against AIDS virus

A research group supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has uncovered a new route for attacking the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that may offer a way to circumvent problems with drug resistance. In findings ...

HIV & AIDS

Human testis harbors HIV-1 in resident immune cells

Researchers have demonstrated HIV replication within resident immune cells of the testis, providing an explanation for the persistence of virus in semen even after effective highly active antiretroviral therapy. The related ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Investigational vaccine protected monkeys from HIV-like virus

Building on insights from an HIV vaccine regimen in humans that had partial success during a phase 3 clinical trial in Thailand, a Duke-led research team used a more-is-better approach in monkeys that appeared to improve ...

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