Tag Archives: AIDS

In the News – New York Daily News – Nussenzweig

HIV vaccine on the horizon? Rockefeller University researchers call antibody ‘extremely potent’ against virus strains “Researchers working in Dr. Michel Nussenzweig’s Laboratory of Molecular Immunology at Rockefeller University were able to isolate and clone [a] new generation of antibodies, so … More »

Tags: , ,

In first human study, new antibody therapy shows promise in suppressing HIV infection

In first human study, new antibody therapy shows promise in suppressing HIV infectionIn the first results to emerge from HIV patient trials of a new generation of so-called broadly neutralizing antibodies, Rockefeller University researchers have found the experimental therapy can dramatically reduce the amount of virus present in a patient’s blood. The work, reported this week in Nature, brings fresh optimism to the field of HIV immunotherapy and suggests new strategies for fighting or even preventing HIV infection. More »

Tags: , , , , ,

Research captures transient details of HIV genome packaging

Researchers have employed a recently developed technique to capture how a viral protein, Gag, selectively extracts and packages viral RNA into the viral particles that exported to new cells. More »

Tags: , , , , , ,

Antibodies, together with viral ‘inducers,’ found to control HIV in mice

Antibodies, together with viral ‘inducers,’ found to control HIV in miceA new strategy devised by researchers at Rockefeller University harnesses the power of broadly neutralizing antibodies, along with a combination of compounds that induce viral transcription, in order to attack latent reservoirs of HIV-infected cells in an approach termed ‘shock and kill.’ More »

Tags: , , , , ,