The Observer

Student aims to eliminate residual AIDS virus

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2016


Filed under News, Spotlight On: Research

For fourth-year biology student Sophia Zweig, a fascination with all things infectious is what led her to pursue involvement in research at the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at Case Western Reserve University. The CFAR was founded in 1994 as a center to promote research on HIV, pathogenesis and...

AIDS testing van goes unused on campus

Jasmine Gallup, Staff Writer

September 24, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News

Last week there was a large van parked on Bellflower road in front of the Mandel Center for Community Studies. Students could read “freeHIVtest.net” on the side of the vehicle as they walked by. Only rarely did anyone stop walking to investigate further. Effectively a mobile clinic, this van—and...

Researcher studies effects of HIV on the immune system

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2014


Filed under News, Spotlight On: Research

Alan D. Levine studied physics in graduate school and never took a biology class, but now, he is investigating the effects of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections. Levine was the senior author of a study that found that HIV causes patient’s colon to leak dead bacteria into the immune system...

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