Alan Levine awarded grant to determine if the combination of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and drug abuse is a double kick in the gut.
They discovered that byproducts of bacteria in gum disease, called metabolic small chain fatty acid (SCFA), can work together to wake up HIV in dormant T-cells and cause the virus to replicate.
Dr. Sékaly helped pioneer techniques to identify T cell memory subsets, will assume the position of Co-Director of the CFAR Proteomics and Systems Biology Core.
A research team from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has discovered an approach that could make gene therapy dramatically more effective for patients.
The research of Jonathan Karn, professor and chairman of molecular biology and microbiology, is one of four recipients of a $250,000 grant awarded earlier this year by amfAR. The national advocacy group raises money for HIV/AIDS research, education, prevention and treatment programs. Karn is heading up research on HIV latency.