In a new five-year program, nine universities will receive $70 million in U.S. government grants to research a cure for AIDS, with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill receiving one of the first endowments.
UNC-Chapel Hill will get $32 million to research a cure, with the university's North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute managing the grant. More than a dozen research projects are planned, with attempts to discover how HIV remains virtually invisible inside the body as well as to identify treatments that can exterminate persistent infection. Animal models will be utilized first, with hopes of human testing to follow.
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