Wild chimps teach scientists about gene that encodes HIV-fighting protein

Part of a gene variant present in some wild African chimps is nearly identical to a section of an analogous gene version found in HIV-infected humans who are uncharacteristically slow to progress to full-blown AIDS. MAY 282015 Stanford researchers discovered that some of the chimpanzees in the Gombe Stream National Park, made famous by primatologist

City of Hope Launches Stem Cell Therapy Clinic to Fight Incurable Disease in New Ways

March 23, 2015 11:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time DUARTE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the field of cancer, patients have had surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy as options. Now, as City of Hope officially opens the Alpha Clinic for Cell Therapy and Innovation, patients battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases have another option: stem cell-based therapy. “We are

Soy Sauce Molecule May Unlock Drug Therapy for HIV Patients, MU Researcher Finds

University of Missouri, by Jeff Sossamon & Roger Meissen ~ April 28, 2014 For HIV patients being treated with anti-AIDS medications, resistance to drug therapy regimens is commonplace. Often, patients develop resistance to first-line drug therapies, such as Tenofovir, and are forced to adopt more potent medications. Virologists at the University of Missouri now are