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Week in Review: October 24–28
Bob Grant | Oct 27, 2016
Patient Zero exonerated; Jack Woodall dies;
-harboring mosquitoes deployed in fight against Zika; implanted neurons function in adult mouse brain
HIV Spread from Haiti to NYC in 1970, “Patient Zero” Not to Blame
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 26, 2016
Whole-genome sequencing of preserved blood samples provides the clearest picture to date of the virus’s arrival and spread in the U.S.
Immunologist, AIDS Research Advocate Dies
Karen Zusi | Sep 24, 2015
William Paul, the National Institutes of Health’s Laboratory of Immunology chief, passed away at age 79.
Cuba Ends Mother-To-Child HIV
Bob Grant | Jul 2, 2015
The Caribbean nation is the first to effectively eliminate the prenatal transmission of syphilis and the virus that causes AIDS, according to the World Health Organization.
Jef Akst | May 4, 2015
Small molecules that mimic the T-cell surface receptor CD4 could expose the virus to antibody-based immune responses.
Speaking of Science
Staff | May 1, 2015
May 2015's selection of notable quotes
Scanning for SIV’s Sanctuaries
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2015
Whole-body immunoPET scans of SIV-infected macaques reveal where the replicating virus hides.
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015
Timothy Ray Brown, commonly referred to as the “Berlin patient,” does not want to be the only person cured of AIDS.
HIV in the Internet Age
Jef Akst | May 1, 2015
Social networking sites may facilitate the spread of sexually transmitted disease, but these sites also serve as effective education and prevention tools.
Llamas as Lab Rats
Jenny Rood | May 1, 2015
From diagnostics to vaccines, llama antibodies point to new directions in HIV research.