HIV genome bends over backwards to help virus take over cells

Differently shaped RNA molecules allow HIV to express different genes from the same RNA sequence.

Eva Frederick | Whitehead Institute • mit
May 11, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: medicine genetics hivaids biology rna disease viruses research computer-science-and-technology algorithms whitehead-institute

Patient zero: why it's such a toxic term

Why we should wash our hands of this unhealthy phrase.

Richard McKay, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge • conversation
April 1, 2020 ~23 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  hivaids  history  pandemic  social-stigma

Coronavirus: Three lessons from the AIDS crisis

It took decades for scientists to recognize HIV/AIDS as a new disease, and years longer to mobilize an effective response with broad public support. Will the US do better against novel coronavirus?

Laurie Marhoefer, Associate Professor of History, University of Washington • conversation
March 16, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  infectious-diseases  public-health  covid-19  coronavirus  hivaids  epidemics  us-history

HIV remission achieved in second patient

A second person has experienced sustained remission from HIV-1 after ceasing treatment, according to a study published today in Nature.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 5, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: spotlight-on-stem-cells spotlight-on-infectious-diseases hivaids

Ending HIV transmission by 2030 ‘realistic,’ says Harvard expert Max Essex

Eradicating the remaining pockets of HIV transmission in the U.S. by 2030 will be a challenge for the Trump administration, and depend on local cooperation in reaching high-risk groups with surveillance, prevention, and treatment, according to Harvard HIV/AIDS researcher Max Essex.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 4, 2019 ~12 min

Tags:  hivaids  health-medicine  alvin-powell  90-90-90  donald-trump  harvard-aids-initiative  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health-aids-initiative  hiv  max-essex  state-of-the-union  transmission  viral-load

New drug capsule may allow weekly HIV treatment | MIT News

Replacing daily pills with a weekly regimen could help patients stick to their dosing schedule.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 9, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  medicine  hivaids  research  drug-development  school-of-engineering  national-institutes-of-health-nih  koch-institute  chemical-engineering  drug-delivery

Course helps girls in Botswana avoid HIV and “sugar daddies” | MIT News

Youth-to-youth program teaches girls about the increased odds of contracting HIV from older men.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 25, 2017 ~8 min

Tags:  mathematics  education  africa  hivaids  startups  economics  disease  k-12-education  behavior  school-of-science  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  alumniae  education-teaching-academics  international-initiatives  shass

Senior Kristen Finney and GlobeMed lend a helping hand | MIT News

MIT students partner with a clinic in Togo to improve health care for HIV/AIDS patients.

Catherine Curro Caruso | MIT News correspondent • mit
Oct. 13, 2015 ~7 min

Tags:  health  africa  development  hivaids  health-care  profile  students  school-of-engineering  global  undergraduate  developing-countries  chemical-engineering  volunteering-outreach-public-service

Targeting DNA | MIT News

Protein-based sensor could detect viral infection or kill cancer cells.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 21, 2015 ~6 min

Tags:  dna  genetics  cancer  hivaids  synthetic-biology  research  school-of-engineering  biological-engineering  institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes

Seeking rare cells | MIT News

Christopher Love uses microscale technology to isolate rare cells, yielding insight into human disease.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
June 17, 2015 ~7 min

Tags:  cancer  hivaids  broad-institute  profile  research  school-of-engineering  faculty  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  koch-institute  chemical-engineering  microfluidics

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