Tag Archives: Antiviral drug

11Jul/21

Genetic factors linked to response to common antiviral medications

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists and collaborators in Sweden and Japan are reporting that the enzyme NUDT15 plays a role in how patients respond to antiviral therapy with the common drugs ganciclovir and acyclovir. The researchers showed that NUDT15 status can help predict how individuals will respond to treatment for cytomegalovirus, a serious infection common among people who receive bone marrow transplants. The paper was published today in Nature Communications. Continue reading

09Oct/17

New molecule eliminates HIV reservoirs with ‘kick and kill’ approach

Researchers may have finally found a way to eliminate the HIV reservoirs that often remain hidden in the body. Continue reading

31Oct/16

HIV-infected South African children have rare resistance to AIDS

Scientists have discovered more than 100 African children who appear to be resistant to the human immunodeficiency virus.
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