Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 12, 2006
HIV infection requires an accomplice: B cells with special protein direct HIV to T cells
HIV infection of T cells requires activation of a molecule on the surface of B cells, a finding that reveals yet another pathway the virus uses in its insidious attack on the immune system, University of Pittsburgh researchers will report at the XVI International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2006).

T cells activated to fight HIV basis for dendritic cell therapeutic vaccine
Having their immune system cells go through a laboratory version of boot camp may help patients win their battle against HIV, believe University of Pittsburgh researchers.

Multiracial congregations offer different social ties
Multiracial congregations that are slowly forming across America have the potential to improve race relations outside the church as well as inside, according to Rice University sociologist Michael Emerson.

Experts challenge popular belief that today's children are 'over-scheduled'
Leading child development experts are challenging the popular notion that today's children are

Clinical trial evaluates first-line approaches for treating HIV
In the first head-to-head comparison between two commonly used HIV treatments, researchers found one triple-drug therapy was significantly more effective at reducing HIV viral load when used as first-line treatment.
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