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Фонд исследований СПИДа (AmFAR) выделил на разработку стратегий искоренения ВИЧ 1 млн. долларов

Фонд исследований СПИДа (AmFAR) выделил на разработку стратегий искоренения ВИЧ 1 млн. долларов - изображение 1

The Foundation for AIDS Research (or amfAR) announced Wednesday it’s giving grants to five teams of scientists working at "leading research institutions in the U.S. and around the globe to collaborate on studies aimed at curing HIV."

The money will be siphoned out through amfAR’s Research Consortium on HIV Eradication (ARCHE) program. Its point is to support "collaborative teams of biomedical researchers exploring strategies for eradicating HIV infection." While that leaves a large array of research open to the grants, the release from amfAR detailed each recipient receiving a chunk of the $913,000 that’s going out. Since 1985, amfAR has invested more than $366 million in its programs and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.

"We have made marked progress in HIV research, and the pursuit of a cure has never been greater at amfAR," said amfAR CEO Kevin Robert Frost. "The ARCHE program exemplifies this drive, and we must keep the momentum going to accelerate this process by continuing to provide much-needed resources and encourage some of the world’s leading researchers to collaborate around this goal."

While some advocacy groups are fighting to make things more common across the epidemic (like achieving equality and non-discrimination), amfAR is still looking at the very complex parts of it.

"While we’re steadily closing in on leading strategies that will help us cure HIV, there are still plenty of hurdles to cross, such as figuring out viable ways to purge reservoirs of dormant HIV or gain a better understanding of the CCR5 protein," said Rowena Johnston, Ph.D., amfAR’s vice president and director of research. "The latest round of ARCHE grants will give us the opportunity to explore these strategies, and piecing together these findings will help enrich our understanding of the disease, which will one day lead to a cure."

Here are the grant recipients in ascending order of the grants they got, with descriptions from amfAR...

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