HIV Medicine Might Help Middle-Aged Memory Loss: UCLA Study
University of California, Los Angeles Health Sciences found a crucial biochemical process underlying memory linking. The UCLA scientists concentrated on a gene called CCR5, which encodes the CCR5 receptor, which HIV uses to infect brain cells and cause memory loss in AIDS patients. The study shows that maraviroc might be used off-label to assist recovery of middle-aged memory loss as well as repair the cognitive deficiencies caused by HIV… read-more
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US Patient Becomes 1st Woman To Be Cured Of HIV Via Stem-Cell Treatment
A patient from USA became the first woman ever to have been cured of HIV, after undergoing an umbilical blood transplant. "This is now the third report of a cure in this setting, and the first in a woman living with HIV,'' stated a member of the International AIDS Society. Notably, the therapy also led to remission from blood cancer or leukemia, which she developed due to HIV.
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