UCLA receives $5 million grant for sharing research on AIDS and substance abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded $5 million to researchers at UCLA to develop a resource and data center for millions of pieces of research, lab samples, statistics and other data aimed at boosting research into the effects of substance abuse on HIV/AIDS.The five-year grant, called Collaborating Consortium of Cohorts Producing NIDA Opportunities, will connect groups of investigators with National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded research and data ranging from state-of-the-art bioinformatics to laboratory specimens, said Pamina Gorbach, professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the principal investigator on the project.“This consortium will allow researchers from across the United States and Canada to access an enormous amount of highly detailed datasets to use in research on HIV among substance-using populations,” said Gorbach, who is also a professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.Gorbach is also a principal investigator of one of the research groups within the consortium. Called the mSTUDY, this project assesses the impact of substance use on the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among HIV-positive and high-risk HIV-negative men of color who have sex with men. This project collects biological specimens and demographic, clinical, laboratory and behavioral data on more than 500 men who have sex with men. Steven Shoptaw, a pr...
Thirty-six scientific organizations, including AIBS, have expressed concerns about the April 22, 2020, Executive Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak. In a letter to President Trump, the groups wrote: “Our safety and return to daily activities following the COVID-19 outbreak will largely be delivered by America’s STEM enterprise. This enterprise will also play a vital role in U.S. economic recovery. Limiting immigration to the United States reduces our ability to attract the best available minds to thi...
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CONCLUSION: Our results indicate that Fc molecule facilitate immune responses and PEDV harbouring Fc molecule could be a possible vaccine candidate. However, a challenge experiment would be needed to investigate the protective efficacy of PEDV harbouring Fc. PMID: 32448096 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The Trump administration is raising concerns that Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak's plan to lift coronavirus restrictions unfairly targets religious gatherings
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