The University of
Pittsburgh's medical school won a $16 million grant to
study the interaction of HIV and other cells. The five-year
grant, by the Pittsburgh Center for HIV Protein
Interactions, will go toward investigating what
happens to the AIDS virus structurally and atomically
once it meets the cell, according to the Pittsburgh
The grant comes
from the National Institutes of Health.
Gronenborn, director of the center and structural biology
department chair, said in a statement that the virus's known
interaction with cells is still a mystery once it
attaches itself to the human genome.
the important events during this period, we believe
we'll learn a great deal about how the virus can be
stopped," Gronenborn said. (The Advocate)