Improving HIV/AIDS Therapies


MSI Principal Investigator Hideki Aihara and Zhiqi Yin and Ke Shi (both members of the Aihara MSI research group) have published research that may help in the development of anti-retroviral therapies that could improve treatments for HIV and AIDS. The paper, which also has co-authors from Cornell University and St. Louis University, appeared in the February 18 issue of the prestigious journal Nature. It can be found on the Nature website. An article about this research is also on the University’s Discover blog, and a story appeared in the [Minneapolis] Star-Tribune.

Associate Professor Aihara is in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics and is a member of the Masonic Cancer Center. He and his research group use MSI resources to support their structural studies of protein-DNA complexes. 

UPDATE: A story about this research appeared in the February 22, 2016 Minnesota Daily.