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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and two other institutions have unraveled the structure of an important new drug target from the virus that causes SARS, severe acute respiratory s ...


A study has examined the function of a protein called HBZ, which is made by the human T cell leukemia virus type 1 ( HTLV-1 ), a retrovirus. The findings showed that HBZ enhances the ability of HTLV- ...


Researchers from the University of Massachusetts and the University of Pennsylvania have shown that race/ethnicity is a predictor of plasma lipids in patients with HIV-1 on HAART ( Highly Active AntiR ...


The human body has a unique immune system response to foreign DNA, suggesting that DNA viruses and RNA viruses are detected by different mechanisms. Yale School of Medicine researchers also found t ...


The data from a phase I/II study showed significant reductions in viral load among HIV-positive patients receiving GS 9137, or JTK-303, a novel oral HIV integrase inhibitor, as monotherapy or in comb ...


Researchers at Johns Hopkins say an infected person's HIV subtype is a better predictor than viral load for determining rapid death from AIDS. Traditional testing standards help monitor the progress ...


Researchers at Johns Hopkins and other institutions has found that a once-daily combination of three antiretroviral drugs works better as an initial treatment for HIV infection than another three-drug ...


The enrollment into a large international HIV/AIDS trial comparing continuous antiretroviral therapy with episodic drug treatment guided by levels of CD4+ cells has been stopped. Enrollment was sto ...


A genetic mutation that protects against HIV increases the risk of developing clinical West Nile Virus( WNV ) infection. . The mutation in question is a small deletion in a gene that encodes a prot ...


Some HIV medications lead to the development of drug-resistant HIV when patients take as few as two percent of their medications. For other medications, resistance occurs only when patients take most ...


Researchers have developed a successful strategy for interfering with Ebola virus infection that protected 75 percent of nonhuman primates exposed to the lethal disease. This is the first successful a ...


A common virus that causes meningitis and heart inflammation takes a "back door" approach to evade natural barriers, then exploits biological signals to infect human cells. Broadening knowledge of how ...


There is accumulating evidence that certain viruses may cause obesity, in essence making obesity contagious, according to Leah D. Whigham, the lead researcher in a new study, " Adipogenic potential of ...


A study, published in the Journal of Virology, showed that the body's defenses against the virus are random rather than genetically determined. The researchers followed the cases of male twins who ...


A protein called TRAF3, with a previously unknown job in immune cells, is actually a key part of a mechanism that triggers release of anti-virus molecules called type I Interferons ( IFNs ) as part of ...