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Revenge of teh Chubby Virus! I know you all have seen the headlines. Again. More evidence links a virus to obesity, this time in children‎ Study: Children Exposed to Adenovirus-36 Likely to Get Obese‎ Virus Is Linked To Obesity Can a Cold Lead to Childhood Obesity? Adenovirus 36 and Obesity in Children and Adolescents Adenoviruses…

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…