AIDS

Study tracks patients to better understand effects and possible treatments

December 1 is World AIDS Day, a time to raise awareness about a disease that has afflicted 70 million people worldwide, 35 million of whom have died as a result.

Classified as: HIV, AIDS, Lesley Fellows, SIDA, Cognitive neuroscience, VIH, Journée mondiale du sida
Published on: 1 Dec 2016

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Classified as: news, AIDS, Newsletter, Global Health, Summer Institute
Published on: 10 Dec 2015

December 1 is World AIDS Day, reminding us that the fight against the AIDS pandemic is far from over. More than 36 million people have died since it emerged in the early 1980s. Today, 35.3 million people around the world are living with the virus. 73,000 Canadians are currently HIV positive up from 49,000 in 2001, according to statistics from the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CanFAR).

Classified as: AIDS, World AIDS Day, AIDS/HIV, nicole bernard, shelley clark, julian falutz, nitika pant pai, jean-pierre routy, mark weinberg
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Published on: 25 Nov 2015

A Canadian research team at the IRCM in Montréal, led by molecular virologist Éric A. Cohen, PhD, made a significant discovery on how HIV escapes the body’s antiviral responses. The team uncovered how an HIV viral protein known as Vpu tricks the immune system by using its own regulatory process to evade the host’s first line of defence. This breakthrough was published yesterday in the scientific journal PLoS Pathogens and will be presented at the upcoming IAS 2015 conference in Vancouver. The findings pave the way for future HIV prevention or cure strategies.

Classified as: McGill, health, HIV, AIDS, immune system, IRCM, eric a. cohen, anti-viral drugs
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Published on: 15 Jul 2015

November 27, 2012 - Clinician-scientists take a unique, integrated approach that is essential to advancing science and medicine. Problems encountered in the clinic inspire research and new findings from the labs are directly applied to patients’ needs. The integrated model is a hallmark of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and the MUHC and is now being replicated worldwide. Two clinician-scientists at The Neuro have been awarded grants today to further research on Parkinson’s disease and HIV/AIDS.

Classified as: neuroscience, Parkinson's, CIHR, funding, neurological disorders, HIV, Neuro, AIDS, Lesley Fellows, Neurology, Ted Fon
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Published on: 5 Feb 2013