Topics :: research

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.

Foot Fungus Drug Found to Eradicate HIV For Life

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Sep 25, 2013
Researchers at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School have discovered that a common nail fungus drug eradicates HIV cells without a lifetime of use.

Brazil To Test New HIV Vaccine on Rhesus Monkeys

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Aug 23, 2013
Brazilian scientists announced they will begin testing a new HIV vaccine on monkeys later this year.

amfAR Funds $1.4M in Grants Toward HIV Eradication

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 31, 2013
As part of its mission to accelerate promising research focused on finding a cure for HIV/AIDS, amfAR, announced a new round of more than $1.4 million in grants through its amfAR Research Consortium on HIV Eradication (ARCHE) program.

Argos Clinical Trial Targets HIV Viral Load for Eradication

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jul 26, 2013
After years of clinical trails, Argos Therapeutics is reaching the end of studies for a drug that reduces HIV viral load without having to stop existing combination therapies.

Can Serotonin Levels Change the Sexual Orientation of Mice?

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday May 30, 2013
Researchers found that they could change the sexual orientation of mice by altering their serotonin levels.

Love is All the Same :: Neurologically, Gay and Straight Don’t Matter

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Jan 11, 2011
Researchers from University College London used medical imaging to show that gay or straight, on a neurological level, we all experience love in the same way.