Virus evolution could undermine a COVID-19 vaccine – but this can be stopped

As viruses are transmitted from person to person they are constantly mutating and replicating. Could the SARS-CoV-2 virus evolve to evade the new vaccines that have just been developed?

David Kennedy, Assistant Professor of Biology, Penn State • conversation
Nov. 17, 2020 ~8 min

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Berlin patient: First person cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown, dies

Mr Brown, known as the Berlin patient, was cured after a bone marrow transplant to treat leukaemia.

By James Gallagher • bbcnews
Sept. 30, 2020 ~4 min

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HIV may not raise risk of cavities in children

A weakend immune system, not HIV itself, may explain why children with HIV have a higher risk of cavities.

Carrie Stetler-Rutgers • futurity
July 21, 2020 ~4 min

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5 lessons for COVID-19 from the fight against HIV

The HIV pandemic and the COVID-19 pandemic are similar in key ways. Both exposed inequalities, became politicized, and require nuanced messaging.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~9 min

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New type of HIV vaccine works in monkeys

A new HIV vaccine shows promise in monkeys for longer-term protection. The work could also help in finding a coronavirus vaccine.

Bruce Goldman-Stanford • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~8 min

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So can gay men donate blood now? It’s complicated

Revised blood donation restrictions for men who have sex with men have summoned calls for a permanent lifting of the rules. An expert weighs in.

Brandon Baker-Penn • futurity
May 6, 2020 ~9 min

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Just as in coronavirus, young people are key to stopping tuberculosis

Today is World TB Day. With attention turned toward coronavirus, it might seem too much to think about. But there's a lot to consider about the role of young people in stopping both diseases.

Leslie A. Enane, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine • conversation
March 24, 2020 ~7 min

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Just as in coronavirus, young people are key in stopping tuberculosis

Today is World TB Day. With attention turned toward coronavirus, it might seem too much to think about. But there's a lot to consider about the role of young people in stopping both diseases.

Leslie A. Enane, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine • conversation
March 24, 2020 ~7 min

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Vitamin E can safely treat fatty liver in people with HIV

Vitamin E can safely and effectively treat a type of fatty liver disease common in people with HIV, a new small study shows.

McGill University • futurity
Feb. 14, 2020 ~3 min

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