Tag Archives: antivirals

How the CVR is tackling HIV and AIDS

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  *** Please fill in this questionnaire about the podcast and how it can be improved in the future. docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQL…/viewform?c=0&w=1 *** Is HIV and AIDS still important? Every year, the first of December marks World AIDS day (history here). AIDS, or acquired deficiency syndrome , is a serious viral disease that results from infection with Human Immunodeficiency… Continue reading

How could you cure HIV?

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The fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic has myriad weapons at its disposal, such as educational tools; cheap and effective diagnostics; and antiviral drugs used to suppress virus replication, stop disease and onward transmission, but one thing that has proven to be very difficult is curing all the people infected who are unable to eliminate the virus. The difficulty here is… Continue reading

Can proteomics help us cure virus latency?

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In this episode we talk with Dr Mike Weekes, a clinical consultant and Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow at the University of Cambridge. Mike visited the CVR a few weeks ago and gave a wonderful seminar about his lab’s work on using a technique he pioneered called ‘quantitative temporal viromics’ (which is a kind of… Continue reading

Viral hepatitis causes 4000 preventable deaths every day

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  The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimate that nearly 1.5 million people die each year from viral hepatitis. To give you some context, that’s the entire population of Trinidad and Tobago dying each year, and is equivalent to 4000 deaths each and every day. Many of these infections are preventable but most people do not… Continue reading

Peter O’Hare & herpesviruses – meet the expert

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This post is the second in a series of ‘meet the expert’ articles about worldwide investigators working in virology research. These posts are written by the CVR students and researchers and are designed to educate, engage with and inform the public and fellow scientists about who we are and what are our motivations. Joanna Morrell, Ph.D. student in… Continue reading

John McLauchlan Ph.D – meet the expert

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This post is the first in a series of ‘meet the expert’ articles about the investigators working at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research. These posts are written by the CVR students and researchers and are designed to educate, engage with and inform the public and fellow scientists about who we are and what… Continue reading

The Herculean task of tackling hepatitis C continues

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This post is the first in a series of ‘virus of the month’ articles about the viruses that the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research investigates. These posts are written by the CVR students and researchers and are designed to educate, engage with and inform the public and fellow scientists about the work that… Continue reading