Month: October 2010

Report from the Aging and HIV Workshop- Frailty

Today was the start of the first international workshop on Aging and HIV in Baltimore. The program was started by Dr L. Ferrucci who gave the first presentation on frailty. He works in geriatrics and presented general data from previous studies in the general aging HIV negative population. He presented compelling data that showed that …

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Blogging from the HIV and Aging Wksp

I will start blogging tomorrow from this new workshop. I am glad we will be able to discuss the issues related to the seemingly accelerated aging that some long term survivors are experiencing. Tomorrow we will be listening to presenters speaking about frailty, immunology of aging, immunosenescense, neurocognitive changes, bone loss, vitamin D deficiency and …

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HIV-resistant cells work in mice. Can they help humans?

latimes.com HIV-resistant cells work in mice. Can they help humans? California scientists, boosted by stem cell research funding enabled by Proposition 71, are aiming for clinical trials involving gene therapy through bone marrow transplants. By Rachel Bernstein, Los Angeles Times 6:44 PM PDT, August 21, 2010 Clad in a yellow gown, blue foot covers, hair …

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