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Top 5 Contagion® News Articles for the Week of October 15, 2017

OCT 21, 2017 | CONTAGION® EDITORIAL STAFF

#1: HIV Cure Research Receives Financial Leg-Up from Gilead Sciences

According to a press release issued by the biopharmaceutical giant, a second round of recipients will receive financial support towards their research on a cure for HIV. A total of 5 HIV cure research initiatives will receive $7.5 million as recipients of Gilead’s HIV cure grants program.

The following individuals and their organizations and corresponding projects will receive grants to help fund their activities:
  • Alexander Marson, MD, PhD, An Integrated CRISPR Platform to Discover Regulators of HIV Latency in Primary Human T Cells, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub
  • Monsef Benkirane, PhD, Paving the Way Towards Elimination of HIV Persistent CD4T Cell In Vivo, Institute of Human Genetics, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and University of Montpellier
  • Abraham L. Brass, MD, PhD, A CRISPR/Cas9 Screen to Discover HIV-1 Latency Factors, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Jeffrey D. Lifson, MD, TLR Ligand Augmented, Tissue Homing AIDS Virus-Specific Adoptive Cell Therapy to Target Viral Reservoirs, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, AIDS and Cancer Virus Program
  • Joseph G. Sodroski, MD, Unlocking HIV-1 Env to Deplete Viral Reservoirs, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Read more about the grants, here.
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