News and Multimedia from 2011 Featuring DAR
- HIV Variants in Spinal Fluid May Hold Clues in Development of HIV-related Dementia
- Science Update November 30, 2011
NIMH-funded researchers found two variants of HIV in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of infected study participants that were genetically distinct from the viral variants found in the participants’ blood. The study, published October 6, 2011, in the journal PLoS Pathogens, suggests these CSF variants may help to inform research on the development and treatment of cognitive problems related to HIV infection.
- HIV-Infected Astrocytes Disrupt Blood-Brain Barrier, Contribute to Cognitive Impairment
- Science Update August 16, 2011
Astrocytes, a type of support cell in the brain, that are infected with HIV show abnormal connections and functioning that disrupt the blood-brain barrier, according to an NIMH-funded study.
- Focusing on School Attendance Reduces HIV Risk Among Orphaned Teens
- Science Update April 18, 2011
A comprehensive school support program effectively reduced risk factors associated with infection with HIV among teens who had lost one or both parents, according to early results from a pilot study funded by NIMH. The paper was published online ahead of print on February 17, 2011, in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
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- HIV Treatment and Translational Science Branch
- HIV Neuropathogenesis, Genetics, and Therapeutics Branch
- AIDS Research Centers Program
- Training, Fellowship, and Health Disparities Programs
- Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program
- Division of AIDS Research