HIV

HIV

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a type of retrovirus, that if left untreated can lead to AIDs (Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome.

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a type of retrovirus, that if left untreated can lead to AIDs (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).

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September 11, 2019

CRISPR-Edited Stem Cells in a Patient with HIV and Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

Researchers based in China used CRISPR to edit hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) to make the gene CCR5 non-functional, which makes cells resistant to HIV-1. The CRISPR-edited CCR5-ablated HSPCs were transplanted into a patient with HIV-1 infection and acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which was in remission. Although there was long-term engraftment of the edited HSPCs, only about 5% of lymphocytes contained the CCR5 disruption.

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Alison Rourke
October 20, 2020
the Guardian
A healthcare worker disinfectants at a puja pandal in Kolkata as a measure against the spread of coronavirus. Photograph: Sumit Sanyal/SOPA Images/REX/Shutterstock
Mark Honigsbaum
October 18, 2020
the Guardian
Just like the Black Death, influenza and smallpox, Covid-19 will affect almost every aspect of our of lives - even after a vaccine turns up
James Gallagher
September 30, 2020
BBC News
Mr Brown, known as the Berlin patient, was cured after a bone marrow transplant to treat leukaemia.
Shreegireesh Jalihal
August 29, 2020
@bsindia
From Meghalayas traditional institutions playing a critical role in containing the pandemic to Rambo circus going online, heres a roundup of news on how India is dealing with Covid-19
William Petri | The Conversation
August 25, 2020
@bsindia
In as many as 99% of all COVID-19 cases, the patient recovers from the infection, and the virus is cleared from the body
William Petri | The Conversation
August 21, 2020
@bsindia
In as many as 99% of all COVID-19 cases, the patient recovers from the infection, and the virus is cleared from the body
Stacy Liberatore
August 5, 2020
Mail Online
Experts warn hat if greenhouse gas emissions are not curbed, heatwaves could kill 73 people per 100,000 by 2100. The number of fatalities is more than HIV, malaria and yellow fever combined.
July 24, 2020
WebWire
Today the European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced it has adopted a positive scientific opinion on the dapivirine vaginal ring for use by cisgender women ages 18 and older in developing countries to reduce their risk of HIV infection. This milestone marks an important step toward expanding the number of biomedical HIV prevention options available to women in sub-Saharan Africa, who are among those most affected by the HIV epidemic. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases...
William A. Haseltine
July 22, 2020
Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
Adam Vaughan
July 13, 2020
New Scientist
The coronavirus pandemic's knock-on impact on healthcare for tuberculosis, malaria and HIV could lead to deaths on a similar level to those from covid-19 itself in some parts of the world, a new analysis finds
Amirah Al Idrus
July 13, 2020
FierceBiotech
In its second pharma deal, Dewpoint Therapeutics is teaming up with Merck to develop a new way to fight HIV using its molecular condensates platform. The duo kept specifics under wraps, but Dewpoint could net up to $305 million in upfront and milestone payments.
The Economist
July 8, 2020
The Economist
But the HIV pandemic is nowhere near over yet
William A. Haseltine
July 6, 2020
Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
Press Trust of India
July 4, 2020
@bsindia
Revised guidelines on home isolation of very mildly symptomatic, pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic patients supersede the order issued earlier
Sarah Boseley Health editor
June 30, 2020
the Guardian
Make masks compulsory in public in UK, says virus expert | Coronavirus outbreak | The Guardian
June 25, 2020
News-Medical.net
Today Cochrane, a global independent organization that reviews evidence from research to inform health decision-making, publishes a review of studies looking at the accuracy of COVID-19 antibody tests.
Sarah Knapton
June 17, 2020
The Telegraph
Dexamethasone, the anti-inflammatory drug, has been hailed as the first coronavirus treatment that stops people dying.
Nicoletta Lanese
June 16, 2020
Fox News
The HIV virus can take refuge in the brain even when treated with antiretroviral therapies, only to later infect other organs in the body if that treatment is stopped, a new study in mice and human tissue suggests.
Michele Cohen Marill
June 10, 2020
Wired
PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, pills are highly effective in blocking HIV if taken daily. But their drug trials have a mixed track record for access.
Jordan Salama
May 31, 2020
Scientific American Blog Network
Health care workers at the city hospital hit hardest by the pandemic go beyond their job description in tending to a vulnerable population
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