Thursday, May 24, 2018
HIV Lies Dormant in the Brain, Increasing the Risk of Dementia

A University of Florida Ph.D. candidate explains that while drugs have been developed to treat HIV and AIDS, the virus can nevertheless lie dormant in the brain, increasing the risk for conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. ..

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Thursday, December 01, 2011
Scripps Florida Scientist Awarded $3.4 Million for HIV/AIDS Research

A scientist at The Scripps Research Institute has been awarded $3.4 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the mode of action and the therapeutic potential of a new compound that blocks a step of HIV replication not targeted by current therapies. ..

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011
VGTI awarded $25 million for HIV research; institute calls it boon for Port St. Lucie area

Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida will receive federal grants totaling $25 million to team up with the University of California, San Francisco, to research where and how HIV hides inside cells. ..

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Monday, June 20, 2011
USF launches HIV study and testing initiative for Hispanic adolescents

The University of South Florida Department of Pediatrics is conducting an innovative study for youth, ages 13 to 24, who may be HIV infected but are undiagnosed and not showing symptoms. Researchers will target Latino men who have sex with men and heterosexual Latina women to receive HIV testing and recruit others who are at-risk for HIV. ..

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Non-Human Primate Studies Reveal Promising Vaccine Approach for HIV

Research conducted at Oregon Health & Science University's (OHSU) Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI) has produced a potential vaccine against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Details of this vaccine advance are published in the current online edition of the journal Nature, and the full study will be published in an upcoming print edition.  ..

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Sunday, January 30, 2011
Scripps Research Team Creates New Synthetic Compound with HIV-Fighting Promise

Using chemical compounds found in a Japanese plant as a lead and the clever application of ultraviolet light, a Scripps Research Institute team has created a unique library of dozens of synthetic compounds to test for biomedical potential. Already, one of the compounds has shown great promise in inhibiting replication of HIV particles and fighting inflammation.  ..

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Sunday, January 23, 2011
Scientists Reveal Complete Structure of HIV’s Outer Shell

A team of scientists at The Scripps Research Institute and the University of Virginia has determined the structure of the protein package that delivers the genetic material of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to human cells.  ..

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Monday, January 17, 2011
USF part of $4.7M NIH study on role of marijuana in adolescent HIV infection

The University of South Florida will collaborate with the University of Florida and the University of California-SanDiego on a $4.7-million National Institutes of Health study investigating the effects of marijuana use on immunity and HIV infection in adolescents. ..

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Tuesday, January 04, 2011
UF receives $4.7 million to study marijuana’s role in immunity among HIV-positive adolescents

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — HIV experts at the University of Florida, along with colleagues at the University of South Florida and the University of California, San Diego, have been awarded $4.7 million by the National Institutes of Health to study how the complex interplay between marijuana use and HIV infection can influence the development of neurological disorders in adolescents. ..

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Monday, October 25, 2010
Landenberger Foundation Awards Grant to Scripps Florida Scientist to Study HIV

JUPITER, FL, October 25, 2010 – A scientist on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute has received funding from the Philadelphia-based Margaret Q. Landenberger Research Foundation.  ..

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