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This post is really frustrating to write. Its frustrating because this paper could (should) be FANTASTICALLY COOL, but it was just really frustrating to read: Mosaic HIV-1 vaccines expand the breadth and depth of cellular immune responses in rhesus monkeys You all know there is a TON of genetic diversity in HIV-1. That has been…

Chubby Virus

You all might remember this story from a few years ago: Contagious Obesity? Identifying The Human Adenoviruses That May Make Us Fat This is one of the papers that article was based on: Human adenovirus-36 is associated with increased body weight and paradoxical reduction of serum lipids Long story short, an adenovirus (virus Ive written…

HIV-1 CTL Vaccine: $%@#!

When HIV-1 was first discovered, scientists were optimistic about a vaccine. Small pox, polio, measles, meh– HIV-1 is a virus. We can handle viruses. Give us 6 months. No prob. Well, >25 years later and we still dont have a damn vaccine. Strategies that worked against other viruses? HIV-1 doesnt bat an eyelash. So weve…