New approach for AIDS: Lock HIV in reservoir cells, to die through apoptosis

Posted in Medicine on 9th Oct, 2017
by Alex Muller

With the successful suppression of the AIDS virus (HIV) through medication, the focus turns toward its eradication.

How the poliovirus can be used to battle lethal cancers

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Sep, 2017
by Alex Muller

A technique developed several years ago involving an engineered hybrid of poliovirus and rhinovirus has shown great promise in treating a lethal form of brain cancer.

Zika virus used to treat aggressive brain cancer

Posted in Medicine on 6th Sep, 2017
by Alex Muller

A harmful virus that can cause devastating brain damage in babies could offer up a surprising new treatment for adult brain cancer, according to US scientists.

Global plan to wipe out hepatitis

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2017
by Alex Muller

Countries must work together to wipe out viral hepatitis - a disease that is killing as many people globally as HIV and TB, says the World Health Organization (WHO).

Western virologist hopes to test vaccine on 600 HIV-negative subjects

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2016
by Alex Muller

The Phase II trial will determine the vaccine's ability to produce anti-HIV antibodies in patients who are not infected with the virus.