▲ Up
 
04:21 23-01-2017
MAIN АКИpress CA-News
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanKyrgyzstanMongoliaTajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Gates Foundation awards $25 million to HIV vaccine research
10:22, 04 September 2014, 341

AKIPRESS.COM - bill gates Oregon researchers developing a vaccine that has shown promise in preventing HIV infection in primates said on Wednesday they have been awarded a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Oregon Health & Science University scientists, in announcing the award, said they hope to develop a vaccine that not only prevents the HIV virus from infecting people exposed to it, but also eliminates the virus from those already infected, reports Reuters.

The grant follows research published by the scientists seeking to show their vaccine candidate halting the transmission of, or eliminating altogether, a form of the virus in about half of more than 100 monkeys tested.

"In effect, we helped better arm the hunters in the body to chase down and kill an elusive viral enemy," lead researcher Louis Picker wrote in the magazine Nature, which published lab results last year. "And we're quite confident that this vaccine approach can work exactly the same way against HIV in humans."

While the annual number of new HIV infections has declined in recent years, more than 35 million people globally were living with HIV and an estimated 2.1 million people were newly infected with the virus that causes AIDS last year, according to the World Health Organization.

Although AIDS-related deaths have dropped in recent years due to antiretroviral drug therapy, some 1.5 million people still died from the disease last year, the organization said.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation aims to eradicate the world's most deadly diseases and poverty.

Twitterfacebookprint
LATEST NEWS
16:34 Belarus plans to exchange space information with Kazakhstan16:05 Kyrgyz Customs Service collects customs duties for 2.8 billion soms less in 2016 than planned15:45 Kazakhstan orders new curbs on Internet use14:51 Clearing of cargo plane crash scene ongoing outside Bishkek14:08 Turkmenistan eyes export of electricity via Afghanistan13:48 Foreign Ministry highlights changes in Kyrgyz student visa procedures for domestic universities13:31 Kazakhstan confirms H5 bird flu in wild swans13:27 US beef master class showcases alternative cuts for Uzbekistan chefs13:24 Over 19 million soms transferred in donations to special account for plane crash victims13:18 Pioneering clinical trial for drug-resistant tuberculosis starts in Uzbekistan12:49 Ten pulled alive from avalanche hotel in Italy after snow created 'igloo'12:43 Police injured, more than 200 arrested at Trump inauguration protests in DC12:36 President Atambayev tasks Emergency Ministry to focus on support to be provided to families of plane crash victims12:27 Proposed railway from China to Uzbekistan to link Kyrgyzstan's north and south12:17 Preliminary analysis of unsealed flight data recorder finds air accident information12:00 Visit of IMF 'rescue' team to Mongolia delayed11:59 President Atambayev offers condolences to Iran over deadly fire, collapse of Tehran high-rise building11:31 Mongolia to increase its gold reserves11:24 EBRD designates Bishkek as hub for Central Asia – Regional Director11:04 Trump pursues 'new vision' on first day as president
© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2017. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75