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There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses.
Truvada, the once-a-day pill to help keep people from contracting H.I.V., is on the cover of this week’s New York magazine, discussing how the pill is changing sex by drastically reducing gay men’s fear of infection.
Several concerns about a prescription drug used to prevent HIV infection in people at high risk are being put to rest by the results of new research. Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses.
Direct reprogramming of cardiac muscle cells into pacemaker cells gives pig hearts back their rhythm.
A new study by U.S. scientists revealed a way to alleviate the learning and memory deficits caused by a gene linked to Alzheimer's disease. By transplanting new cells into the brain, they saw improved brain activity, restoring cognition to normal levels in elderly mice.
With more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease, the race is on to develop new treatments for the condition. Now, researchers from the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco, CA, and the University of California-San Francisco reveal they have successfully reversed learning and memory deficits in mouse models of Alzheimer's through transplantation of healthy brain cells.
Compounds that boost the 'noise' in genetic activity of HIV can reactivate the latent virus. Such drugs could make it easier to stamp out quiescent HIV infections.
It’s the latest in gene therapy, and it’s lowered cholesterol and heart attacks in mice. People are next.
Bumping up the random "noise" associated with HIV gene expression can help reactivate the virus in cells where it has been latent, making it easier to find and kill, according to research from San Francisco Gladstone Institutes.
Findings published yesterday in the journal Science by a team of scientists at the Gladstone Institutes identified a new way to make latent HIV reveal itself, which could help overcome one of the biggest obstacles to finding a cure for HIV infection. The scientists discovered that increasing the random activity, or noise, associated with HIV gene expression—without increasing the average level of gene expression—can reactivate latent HIV.