Recently, we sent out a press release on a unique HIV vaccine strategy being attempted by OHSU’s Dr.Jonah Sacha and his team. Their goal: To try and outsmart AIDS. From our release: [Sacha's] studies are based on lessons learned from the immune response to both HIV and cancer. Instead of targeting the highly mutable virus itself, the new approach will target a surrogate marker of HIV infection to block the transmission of HIV. I wanted … Read More
I just spotted a neat video on You Tube that echoes something that I hear in the hallways of OHSU all the time: That vaccines are one of modern medicine’s greatest achievements. We’ve had several significant breakthroughs when it comes to vaccines, especially at the OHSU Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute . See here, here and here. Here’s the video. If you have 3 minutes and 51 seconds..it’s well worth the time.
Some encouraging news this week in the hunt for an AIDS Vaccine in the Wall Street Journal: Here’s a link to the story which includes comments from OHSU’s Dr. Louis Picker (referring to an earlier study): “It confirms what was seen in the Thai trial was real” said Louis Picker, associate director of the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute at Oregon Health Science University who reviewed the study led by Dr Barouch but … Read More