Archive for January, 2010

HIV May Age the Brain Prematurely

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine have found that individuals who were tested positive for HIV may be prone from premature aging of the brain, either because of the infection itself, the treatment needed to control it, or both.The study involves the use of magnetic resonance imaging scanners to study the brains of 26 HIV+ patients and 25 uninfected subjects.  The researchers have found that HIV patients have considerably lower amount of blood flowing through the brain c…

Research Finds HIV Mutations that Causes Drug Resistance

A recent research conducted by chemists at University of California in San Diego and statisticians at Harvard University have developed a new way of tracking down mutations in HIV that can cause drug resistance.  The findings, which was published in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, would allow doctors to customize their prescriptions to particular strains of the virus found in individual patients.Drug resistance has been the bane in HIV treatment, as its…