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Targeting Reactivated HIV

Oct 16

Targeting Reactivated HIV

Dr. Eileen Sully discusses her research strategy to use Natural Killer (NK) cells to to recognize and eliminate reactivated HIV viruses. Watch her interview with Fred Schaich of the International Foundation for Alternative Research in AIDS (IFARA) via The Body Pro: The HIV Resource for Health Professionals.       Video:  The Body Pro’s interview […]

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Hacking HIV

Apr 23

Hacking HIV

On a May afternoon in 2008, Bruce Walker and Terry Ragon [MIT Class of ] ‘71 paid a recruiting visit to MIT. Walker is a Harvard Medical School physician who has studied HIV for three decades; Ragon, the founder and CEO of a software company called InterSystems, was about to bankroll a new $100 million […]

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Study Offers New Way to Discover HIV Vaccine Targets

Mar 25

Study Offers New Way to Discover HIV Vaccine Targets

“Decades of research and three large-scale clinical trials have so far failed to yield an effective HIV vaccine, in large part because the virus evolves so rapidly that it can evade vaccine-induced immune responses.   Researchers from the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard University have now developed a new approach to vaccine design […]

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AIDS Center’s New Labs Debut

Mar 12

AIDS Center’s New Labs Debut

The Boston Globe today featured the Ragon Institute’s new lab space and highlights the potential impact of cuts in federal funding on HIV research:   “A leading AIDS research center unveiled its new $30 million laboratory building in Cambridge Monday, where it aims to push ahead with efforts to develop an HIV vaccine and to […]

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An Interview With Bruce Walker, MD

Feb 19

An Interview With Bruce Walker, MD

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Ragon Institute Director, Dr. Bruce Walker, talks to Robert Tomsho and answers questions about the progress of HIV/AIDS research, three decades after the disease was first discovered.  Dr. Walker addresses the value of philanthropy and how his work in South Africa has affected him.   “… there’s a sense that the AIDS problem has been […]

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Alternative funding: Sponsor my science

Philanthropists will sometimes give large sums of money to support science — but researchers have to learn how to sell themselves first. “Asking someone to give you a million dollars is not easy. In 1995, Bruce Walker was seeking philanthropic support to expand his HIV research programme at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He had […]

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