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  • Measles Outbreak

    Measles Outbreak

    Image of the Week

    The measles virus can spread easily among people who have no immunity against it, as the current outbreak shows.

  • Attacking AIDS from Within

    Attacking AIDS from Within

    Image of the Week

    Killer T-cells captured in the act of destroying HIV-infected cells.

  • Teacher Guide: Immunology

    Teacher Guide: Immunology

    Teacher Guide

    Topics include: Immunology, HIV immune response and drug development, ELISA, CCR5 co-receptor mutation, vaccine development, dengue fever, and immunological response

  • Viral Outbreak: The Science of Emerging Disease

    Viral Outbreak: The Science of Emerging Disease

    Lecture

    Watch two leading virus researchers explain how they use both simple and sophisticated technologies to detect and fight infectious agents.

  • HIV Life Cycle and Drug Targets

    HIV Life Cycle and Drug Targets

    Poster

    The poster from the 2007 Holiday Lectures on Science, AIDS: Evolution of an Epidemic. It shows each stage of the HIV life cycle and highlights points in the cycle that have been targeted by anti-retroviral drugs.

  • AIDS and the HIV Life Cycle

    AIDS and the HIV Life Cycle

    Lecture

    (58 min 29 sec) The HIV life cycle, and how the virus destroys the immune system's ability to respond to infection.

  • From Outbreak to Epidemic

    From Outbreak to Epidemic

    Lecture

    (58 min 29 sec) The genesis of AIDS, identifying HIV as the virus that causes AIDS, and the modern global epidemic.

  • AIDS: Evolution of an Epidemic

    AIDS: Evolution of an Epidemic

    Lecture

    Why has it been so hard to develop a vaccine against HIV? How are new medicines revolutionizing AIDS treatment? Can AIDS be cured?

  • 2000 and Beyond: Confronting the Microbe Menace

    2000 and Beyond: Confronting the Microbe Menace

    Lecture

    (57 min 36 sec) In four presentations, Donald E. Ganem, MD, and B. Brett Finlay, PhD, discuss the latest advances in understanding how pathogens invade the body and how this knowledge is leading to the development of new therapies. They also explain how new infectious diseases are recognized and how epidemics arise.