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Temple University Eliminates HIV Virus From Human Cells

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jul 25, 2014
Researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia have made a breakthrough in attacking HIV, and it could be the first step toward a cure.

Aussie Study Suggest Kids of Same-Sex Parents Healthier, Happier

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Jul 5, 2014
Children of same-sex parents enjoy better levels of health and wellbeing than others, a new Australian research suggests.

Most Straights Subconsciously Believe Gay Men are Dirty

By Winnie McCroy | Friday May 30, 2014
New research shows that straight people still consider gay men to be ’dirty,’ even if it is subconsciously.

Being a Parent Changes Your Brain, Whether You’re Gay or Straight

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 27, 2014
A new study conducted in Israel shows that gay men raising children they adopted through surrogacy may experience the same changes in their brain activity as both new mothers and fathers.

15-Year-Old Creates Faster, Cheaper HIV Test

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday May 15, 2014
A teenage girl from Canada who won first place in the British Columbia 2014 Regional Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge has developed a faster, cheaper HIV test that may change the way we look at the virus.

Molecule in Soy Sauce May Treat Drug-Resistant HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 13, 2014
Time to order Chinese take-out! Scientists have accidentally discovered that a molecule used to enhance the flavor of common soy sauce can actually help stop HIV from spreading.

New Study Finds That Your Mother Made You Gay

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Feb 15, 2014
A new study of gay men in the U.S. has found that male sexual orientation is influenced by genes passed on by the mother.

Center for Black Equity to Study HIV in Black MSM

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Feb 15, 2014
The Center for Black Equityand the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health are partnering on a new research project to study reasons for increased risk of HIV infection among African-American men who have sex with men.

Merck Joins Companies Ending Chimpanzee Research

Friday Jan 31, 2014
Drugmaker Merck & Co. is joining two dozen other pharmaceutical companies and contract laboratories in committing to not use chimpanzees for research.

Flim-Flam Man Fired After Faking Federally Funded HIV Cure

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jan 10, 2014
An Iowa State University assistant professor resigned after admitting he falsely claimed rabbit blood could be turned into a vaccine for the AIDS virus.