HIV
HIV Spread from Haiti to NYC in 1970, “Patient Zero” Not to Blame
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.
Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies in HIV Patients
Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies in HIV Patients
Jef Akst | Sep 28, 2016
Researchers identify aspects of the patient, the virus, and the infection itself that influence whether a person with HIV will produce broadly neutralizing antibodies.
Antibodies Prevent HIV Infection in Monkeys
Antibodies Prevent HIV Infection in Monkeys
Jef Akst | Apr 29, 2016
Infusing anti-HIV antibodies provides macaques with protection against infection for up to six months, according to a study.
Human Embryos Genetically Edited Again
Human Embryos Genetically Edited Again
Kerry Grens | Apr 11, 2016
For the second time, researchers use CRISPR to modify the genomes of nonviable embryos.
How HIV Can Escape an Experimental CRISPR Therapy
How HIV Can Escape an Experimental CRISPR Therapy
Tanya Lewis | Apr 7, 2016
Targeting HIV-1 with CRISPR/Cas9 stops the virus from replicating, but can also help it escape, two recent studies show.
Year in Review: Hot Topics
Year in Review: Hot Topics
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2015
In 2015, The Scientist dove deep into the latest research on aging, HIV, hearing, and obesity.
Esteemed Virologist Dies
Esteemed Virologist Dies
Karen Zusi | Dec 7, 2015
Richard Johnson, a pioneer in research on central nervous system infections, died last month at age 84.
Two-Faced Proteins May Tackle HIV Reservoirs
Two-Faced Proteins May Tackle HIV Reservoirs
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 21, 2015
Researchers design antibody-like proteins to awaken and destroy HIV holdouts.
New Way to Edit Genes
New Way to Edit Genes
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2015
Researchers develop a more-efficient method for rewriting DNA that could hold therapeutic value for HIV and other diseases.
Immunologist, AIDS Research Advocate Dies
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.