PIZZA LUNCH PODCASTS
Toward a Cure for AIDS
Current therapies are very good at keeping HIV under control, but
they never completely cure it. That may change, if David Margolis and
his colleagues are successful. As a physician and researcher at the
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Margolis studies the
molecular biology of HIV infections. He is looking for ways to
completely eradicate the virus from infected individuals.
In this podcast, Margolis speaks with associate editor Elsa Youngsteadt
about what it will take to cure a person (or a mouse) of HIV.
Margolis spoke at Sigma Xi headquarters in January 2012.
Podcast music is “Spot,” by Ardent Octopus, courtesy of Mevio’s Music Alley.
Funding for Pizza Lunches is provided by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.
In the scanning electron micrograph above, HIV virus particles appear as green spheres on a human immune cell (a lymphocyte, colored here in pink). (Image courtesy of the CDC Public Health Image Library.)
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