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All Systems Go

By | December 1, 2014

Alan Aderem earned his PhD while under house arrest for protesting apartheid in South Africa. His early political involvement has guided his scientific focus, encouraging fellow systems biologists to study immunology and infectious diseases.

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Urban Hub Aided Early HIV Spread

By | October 6, 2014

The AIDS pandemic probably began in the central African city of Kinshasa in the 1920s, a study shows.

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Like the Mississippi child that was thought to have beaten HIV after aggressive anti-retroviral treatment, detectable levels of the virus return in an Italian child who received similar therapy.

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Opinion: The Murky World of Medical Ethics

By | August 7, 2014

Why are researchers still denying some study participants potentially life-saving therapies?

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Week in Review: July 21–25

By | July 25, 2014

Blood-based Alzheimer’s diagnostics; CRISPR cuts out HIV; Leishmania and the sand fly microbiome; deconstructing the lionfish science fair debacle

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Genome Editing Cuts Out HIV

By | July 21, 2014

Researchers use the CRISPR/Cas9 method to remove the virus from the host genome in human cell lines.

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Prominent AIDS Researcher Dies

By | July 18, 2014

Joep Lange, an infectious disease specialist who dedicated his career to HIV/AIDS research, has passed away at age 59.

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AIDS Researchers Died in MH17 Crash

By | July 18, 2014

A commercial flight shot down over Ukraine took with it the lives of 298 people, including some AIDS researchers.

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HIV Returns in “Cured” Child

By | July 11, 2014

A Mississippi girl who was thought to have been “functionally cured” of HIV as an infant once again harbors detectable levels of the virus.

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Breathing Life into Lung Microbiome Research

By | June 9, 2014

Although it’s far less populated than the mouth community that helps feed it, researchers increasingly appreciate the role of the lung microbiome in respiratory health.

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