Navigation Links
Latent HIV infection focus of NIDA's 2010 Avant-Garde Award
Date:9/13/2010

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced today that Dr. Eric M. Verdin of the J. David Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco, Calif., has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the NIDA Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research for his proposal to study the mechanisms of latent HIV infection. NIDA's annual Avant-Garde award competition, now in its third year, is intended to stimulate high-impact research that may lead to groundbreaking opportunities for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS in drug abusers. Awardees receive $500,000 per year for five years to support their research. Dr. Verdin is Senior Investigator and Associate Director of the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

"Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has been very successful in managing HIV. However, these medications do not rid the body of the virus, and patients can become symptomatic and more infective if their treatment is interrupted," said NIDA Director Dr. Nora D. Volkow, who announced the award. "Dr. Verdin's innovative proposal seeks to identify the cellular proteins that control the latency process, which allows the virus to remain in a persistently dormant state, so that we can better understand how to completely eliminate the virus from the body."

The long-term persistence of HIV in a latent state in patients treated with HAART prevents the eradication of the disease, and forces patient to remain on HAART for their entire life. At this time, our understanding of how latent HIV infection occurs is basic. Dr. Verdin's project aims to develop a new single cell technology to examine how HIV latency is established, maintained, and how the virus becomes reactivated, in primary human lymphoid cells. By observing the fate of the virus in single cells, Dr. Verdin hopes to be able to devise novel strategies to eliminate
'/>"/>

Contact: Stephanie Older
media@nida.nih.gov
301-443-6245
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Burden of HIV/TB infections increasingly falling on Hispanic community
2. MSU researcher links potentially deadly infection, frequent cow exposure
3. Scientific community to set research agenda for infection prevention and control for next decade
4. 24x7 Infection Control, Inc. Announces World's First, Modern “Shield” Against Microbial Contamination
5. Heat Therapy Helps Treat U.S. Soldiers Infections
6. University of Michigan scientists identify chemical in bananas as potent inhibitor of HIV infection
7. Flexible Floor-Cleaning Routine Helps School Prevent Spread of Infection
8. Study says therapeutics for trauma patients may not be effective due to an infection
9. Targeting blood vessels, immune system may offer way to stop infection-caused inflammation
10. Studies Show Significant Increases of C. Difficile Infections (CDI)
11. New superbug surpasses MRSA infection rates in community hospitals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/28/2015)... LI, New York (PRWEB) April 28, 2015 ... Therapy in Commack. 2015 will be the third year that ... attention for the entire week. Hands On is offering some ... be offered. "What better time of the year could there ... Hands On. "All women deserve pampering and this is a ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... April 28, 2015 The buyer power ... out of 5, indicating a medium level of buyer ... and suppliers have equal power during negotiations. One factor ... than purchasing a health insurance policy from an insurance ... Humana), buyers can choose to self-fund their own policy ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... 28, 2015 Dead or damaged trees can ... property. In many cases, tree removal by a skilled team ... eliminate the threat. , In their latest article ... removal available to property owners today. Each method requires skill ... job well done. , The article states that, “Tree removal ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 28, 2015 ... for Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles reached 2.2 million in ... Services, Inc.’s (AIS) new Medicare-Medicaid Dual Eligibles ... all programs and plans serving the dual-eligible community. ... Dual Eligibles Database began tracking initiatives in January, ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... (PRWEB) April 28, 2015 “ Gwee ... monthly Tech Report, which features the latest and coolest ... expert and special reporter for NewsWatch, conducted the review ... innovative iPad case. , As much as everyone loves ... the screen. Aside from looking at them, it's even ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Commack Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa Dedicates Time To Celebrate Women 2Health News:New Data for Group Health Insurance Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld 2Health News:New Data for Group Health Insurance Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld 3Health News:New Data for Group Health Insurance Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld 4Health News:Tree Removal Methods and Services Discussed in Recent Article by Precision Tree Services 2Health News:Enrollment in Duals Programs Increases 14%, New AIS Database Finds 2Health News:The Most Innovative iPad Case was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2
... SILVER SPRING, Md., July 6 The Obesity Society, the ... obesity, is pleased to announce the selection of Francesca M. ... Ms. Dea comes to The Obesity Society with an ... and media relations. , , According to Robert Kushner, ...
... famotidine effective at curtailing ulcers , MONDAY, July 6 (HealthDay ... in people taking low-dose aspirin, often to reduce the risk ... phase III trial included 404 patients taking 75 milligrams to ... to take either 20 milligrams of famotidine or a placebo ...
... in those with advanced chronic heart failure, have an ... to new research from researchers at the University of ... in the European Heart Journal , also suggest ... risk of death in heart failure patients, contradicting previous ...
... 6 SCAN Health Plan of Arizona has announced that ... Studios today. This partnership allows SCAN Health Plan to regularly ... and weekend shows. , , SCAN also will serve ... Gila River Casino Club 55+. This initiative is part of ...
... future of organ transplantation could include microscopic beads that ... new organ, Medical College of Georgia researchers say. ... at the MCG Center for Molecular Chaperone/Radiobiology and Cancer ... with skin grafts. The degradable microparticles deliver the ...
... Blood Types - Patients Need YOU , , NEW ... York Blood Center (NYBC) and its divisions in Manhattan, Long ... call upon the community to please give blood this month. ... of all blood types and ethnicities are encouraged to donate ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The Obesity Society Selects Executive Vice President 2Health News:Drug Limits Stomach Trouble in Patients Taking Low-Dose Aspirin 2Health News:Atrial fibrillation linked to increased hospitalization in heart failure patients 2Health News:Arizona's AM 1230 KOY to be Broadcast from SCAN Health Plan Studios 2Health News:Microscopic 'beads' could help create 'designer' immune cells that ignore transplanted organs 2Health News:Who Says Negatives Can't Be Positive? 2Health News:Who Says Negatives Can't Be Positive? 3
(Date:4/28/2015)... 28, 2015 Anteo Technologies is transforming ... tools developed with their patented Mix&Go™ Activation Reagent. ... helping to improve medical devices and in-vitro diagnostics, ... Increasingly complex multifactorial diagnosis of cancer and autoimmune ... is restricted to measure only a single ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... -- Techpool Bio-Pharma Co has experienced tremendous changes in the ... executive officer, transforming from a traditional private Chinese company to ... took office in 2011, he was the senior executive in ... Eisai, with more than 20 years successful management experience in ... Asia-Pacific region. "I chose Techpool because ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 2015   Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. today announced ... with an equity conversion option at a $5.5 billion ... accelerate the initiation of additional head-to-head comparative and switch ... type 2 diabetes therapies. In addition, proceeds from the ... to launch ITCA 650 in the United ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Faster Detection of Disease: Anteo is Transforming The Way Scientists Work with Luminex(R) xMAP(R) 2Faster Detection of Disease: Anteo is Transforming The Way Scientists Work with Luminex(R) xMAP(R) 3Techpool Transforms Into International Player 2Techpool Transforms Into International Player 3Intarcia Therapeutics Closes Novel $225 Million Synthetic Royalty Financing With Equity Conversion Option At $5.5 Billion Valuation 2Intarcia Therapeutics Closes Novel $225 Million Synthetic Royalty Financing With Equity Conversion Option At $5.5 Billion Valuation 3
... company products from its distribution operations in Enfield, Connecticut on Sunday, March 14 .   , ... , , ... ... Lilly is working with the U.S. ...
... The latest advancement in facial contouring, the AccuLift™ procedure, was just featured on CBS, The Early Show .  New York physician Dr. Jon Turk ... ... , ... ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Statement From Eli Lilly and Company Regarding Stolen Company Products From Enfield, Connecticut Distribution Operations 2Statement From Eli Lilly and Company Regarding Stolen Company Products From Enfield, Connecticut Distribution Operations 3Statement From Eli Lilly and Company Regarding Stolen Company Products From Enfield, Connecticut Distribution Operations 4Statement From Eli Lilly and Company Regarding Stolen Company Products From Enfield, Connecticut Distribution Operations 5Statement From Eli Lilly and Company Regarding Stolen Company Products From Enfield, Connecticut Distribution Operations 6Statement From Eli Lilly and Company Regarding Stolen Company Products From Enfield, Connecticut Distribution Operations 7Statement From Eli Lilly and Company Regarding Stolen Company Products From Enfield, Connecticut Distribution Operations 8'The AccuLift Phenomenon' Kicks off on CBS' The Early Show 2'The AccuLift Phenomenon' Kicks off on CBS' The Early Show 3
Blunt cannula for injection or aspiration of fluid. Thinwall cannula allows high flow rate. Blunt tip is smooth all around for easy insertion. Luer lock hub for easy, secure connection to a backflus...
PLX Series Sealed CO2 OEM Lasers....
... cost-effective line of compact CO2 systems combines ... an extremely accurate laser beam, as well ... especially advantageous for small operating theatres and ... Use of special contact tips and accessories ...
... NovaPulse 20-watt CO2 laser is ideal for ... flexible fiber delivery system, it combines the ... a familiar scalpel-like feel. The Novapulse system ... short pauses during which tissue is allowed ...
Medicine Products: