UNMC's AIDS A-Team
Three decades ago, not one of the five people in this story had ever heard of the University of Nebraska Medical Center or each other. They had only one thing in common — a future that would be impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. But today they work together at UNMC — four scientists and a patient — for a better treatment, perhaps even a cure, for the deadly AIDS virus. It’s translational research at its best. HIV was described by the Centers for Disease Control for the first time 30 years ago. Since then, the catastrophic pandemic has infected more than 60 million people worldwide and killed at least half that number. About one million people in the United States now have HIV. What’s significant is that in a state where only 2,000 people live with HIV, UNMC is the home to a brain trust of internationally known AIDS researchers.
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Dr. Ken Bayles discusses the Center for Staph Research (CSR) team in this UNMC video