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LaMontagne Chair in Infectious Diseases and Global Health Endowment Reaches $1 Million Goal

LaMontagne Chair in Infectious Diseases and Global Health Endowment Reaches $1 Million Goal

The chair will support a talented faculty member performing globally relevant, cutting-edge research in infectious disease.

New AIDS Research Suggests that More People Are Cheating than the Surveys Show

Transmission rates through extra-couple relationships are much higher than previous estimates indicate.

HIV Treatment Without Drugs

Genetic "editing" mimics the multi-pronged defenses of the drug cocktail.
Engineered Immune Cells Resist Infection from HIV and Could Ultimately Replace Drug Therapy

Engineered Immune Cells Resist Infection from HIV and Could Ultimately Replace Drug Therapy

Researchers cut and pasted a series of HIV-resistant genes into T cells, specialized immune cells targeted by the virus.

Researchers Create New Bacteria Designed to Improve Vaccines

Sixty one newly generated strains of E. coli may improve some vaccines.
Designer Bacteria May Lead to Better Vaccines

Designer Bacteria May Lead to Better Vaccines

61 new strains of genetically engineered bacteria may improve the efficacy of vaccines for diseases such as flu, pertussis, cholera and HPV.

This Is What a Virus Infecting a Cell Looks Like

A video shows the first the first time scientists have observed a virus inserting its tail into a cell to infect it.
Virus Caught in the Act of Infecting a Cell

Virus Caught in the Act of Infecting a Cell

The detailed changes in the structure of a virus as it infects an E. coli bacterium have been observed for the first time.

Biologist Aims to Hunt Down and Destroy Viruses Where They Hide

Biologist Aims to Hunt Down and Destroy Viruses Where They Hide

Chris Sullivan is working to outwit the evolutionary strategies of viruses, like herpes and HIV, that form persistent lifelong infections.

Three Faculty Members Named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Faculty chosen for their scientifically distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications.