Navigation Links
Gladstone to receive $5.6 million in federal funds to seek a cure for AIDS
Date:7/11/2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- July 11, 2011 -- The Gladstone Institutes will receive funds totaling $5.6 million over five years as part of the first-ever major funding initiative focusing on HIV eradication. The funds will help three principal investigators at Gladstone, an independent biomedical-research organization, to explore the molecular basis for HIV latency where the virus that causes AIDS "hides" dormant within cells waiting for an opportunity to reemerge when therapy is withdrawn.

"A critical factor to finding a cure for AIDS is to solve the problem of HIV latency," said Warner Greene, MD, PhD who leads all virology and immunology research at Gladstone. "If we can inhibit latency, then a cure for HIV-infected patients could be within our reach."

AIDS has killed more than 25 million people around the world since first being identified some 30 years ago. In the United States alone, more than one million people live with HIV/AIDS at an annual cost of $34 billion. Patients require lifelong treatment for AIDS because the HIV virus persists in a dormant and drug-insensitive form. Better understanding this latency, and developing new ways to attack it, could finally make it possible to cure HIV-infected patients.

The funding to cure this latency is part of the Martin Delaney Collaboratory a consortium among academia, government and private industry that the National Institutes of Health is funding and that Dr. Greene helped create. The National Institute of Mental Health also provided co-funding.

With these funds, Dr. Greene's laboratory will seek to identify previously unrecognized products in the cell that help maintain HIV latency ultimately working to develop inhibitors against these cellular proteins. Dr. Greene's laboratory also will analyze the action and targets of various regulatory molecules known as microRNAs that are present in latently infected CD4 T cells. Eric Verdin, MD, will study the potential role of th
'/>"/>

Contact: Mara Brazer
mara@brazercommunications.com
415-305-6677
Gladstone Institutes
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Gladstone scientists identify genes involved in embryonic heart development
2. Gladstone scientists uncover mechanism for the major genetic risk factor of Alzheimers disease
3. Gladstone scientists link hepatitis C virus infection to fat enzyme in liver cells
4. Gladstones Shinya Yamanaka wins Kyoto prize
5. Gladstone and Institute for Systems Biology collaborate on Huntingtons disease
6. Gladstones Shinya Yamanaka wins Lasker Award
7. Gladstone scientists identify key factors in heart cell creation
8. Gladstone scientists reveal key enzyme in fat absorption
9. Gladstone scientists reveal that fat synthesizing enzyme is key to healthy skin and hair
10. NJIT receives second part of $1M gift to chemical engineering department
11. Texas Parks Wildlife Commission member Karen Hixon to receive ESAs 2011 Regional Policy Award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/25/2014)... (July 24, 2014)The link between autism and disrupted ... puzzle of the disease, and is largely unknown. ... Autism Research Initiative (SFARI), George Washington University (GW) ... offer truly integrative and in-depth answers to these ... , LaMantia, professor of pharmacology and physiology ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... from 25 countries and 35 states will attend ... Genetics Society of America (GSA) next week at ... will feature close to 500 presentations (including 70 ... gene expression and regulation, functional genomics, chemical biology ... a variety of diseases. , Of special ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... increasingly consume the healthcare community and remain ... , To address the worldwide crisis of ... countries, global leaders in diabetes, epidemiology and ... prevention and development of diverse intervention programs ... , This book on "Global Health Perspectives ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):GW researcher receives grant to answer the how and why of autism during development 2Yeast meeting to showcase latest breakthroughs in genetics and molecular biology 2What constitutes an effective response to the global 'diabesity' tsunami? 2
... available in French . , Researchers at McGill ... Jewish General Hospital along with colleagues at the University ... a significant breakthrough in the use of viruses to target ... Their results were published in the September early edition of ...
... Research today announced that Stuart A. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., ... Aging, and Stem Cell Research Center at Burnham has ... a Center for Neurodegeneration Science (CNS). The center will ... the center comes from the National Institute of Environmental ...
... Innes Centre and the Central Science Laboratory could help ... stress and climate change. The research also shows that ... the climate. "While many compounds have been reported ... have identified how such compounds change in crops under ...
Cached Biology News:Viral 'magic bullet' targets cancer cells with help of new compound 2Burnham researcher awarded $8 million grant 2
(Date:7/25/2014)... MA -- Trillions of bacteria live in each person,s ... help digest food and stave off harmful infections, but ... , To help shed light on the role of ... associate professor Eric Alm recently tracked fluctuations in the ... year. The findings, described in the July 25 issue ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 The Conferee ... for Topics for Conferee Networking. These two-hour sessions provide ... to meet and resolve problems, discuss new techniques, or ... deadline to submit a topic for consideration is August ... pittcon.org . The Conferee Networking committee will review the ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA ), a leading ... today announced that it will release its unaudited financial results ... close on Thursday, August 14, 2014 EDT. The Company will ... Friday, August 15, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. EDT (Friday, August ... the Company,s financial results and provide an update on recent ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... , July 24, 2014  Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. ... emerging field of regenerative medicine, announced today that ... presentation to investors on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, ... presentation will include an overview of Asterias, business ... webcast, visit http://www.ustream.tv/channel/asterias-biotherapeutics at least 15 ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Monitoring the rise and fall of the microbiome 2Monitoring the rise and fall of the microbiome 3Pittcon 2015 Announces Call for Topics for Conferee Networking Sessions 2Sinovac to Host Conference Call to Report Second Quarter 2014 Unaudited Financial Results 2Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Live Investor Webcast 2Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Live Investor Webcast 3Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Live Investor Webcast 4
... S.C., April 23 Signalife, Inc.,(Amex: SGN ... and Trademark,Office has awarded the Company a new ... Monitoring Heartbeats Of A Patient". The patent, which,covers ... develop new,proprietary products., Patent attorneys from Fulwider ...
... Novel Nucleoside Analogue; New ... CEO and Directors Appointed, ... announced today that on April 18, 2008 it acquired,Virium Pharmaceuticals ... with a portfolio of,clinical stage product candidates focused in oncology, ...
... Champions,Biotechnology, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CSBR), a company ... tumor specific data to,enhance the value of oncology ... financing. Under the terms of the private investment,Champions ... stock at $1.75 per share. There were no ...
Cached Biology Technology:Signalife Awarded New U.S. Patent, 'System For, And Method Of, Monitoring Heartbeats Of A Patient' 2MacroChem Acquires Virium Pharmaceuticals 2MacroChem Acquires Virium Pharmaceuticals 3MacroChem Acquires Virium Pharmaceuticals 4MacroChem Acquires Virium Pharmaceuticals 5Champions Biotechnology, Inc. Completes $2,500,000 Private Financing at $1.75 per Share 2Champions Biotechnology, Inc. Completes $2,500,000 Private Financing at $1.75 per Share 3
Water Distilled (Gibco™) is membrane filtered and endotoxin screened....
Immunogen: Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus (BRSV) Fusion protein Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles...
Mus musculus MARCKS-like protein, mRNA...
... HandyStep electronic from BRAND adds ergonomics ... is the only electronic, motor-driven repeating ... tips, including BRAND PD-Tip syringe tips, ... Dispenser Tips,and VWRbrand Combi-Syringes. Select virtually ...
Biology Products: