Katherine Rauen, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and a physician-scientist affiliated with UC Davis MIND Institute and UC Davis Children’s Hospital, has been announced as the 2014 Rare Champion of Hope Honoree in Science. The honor, awarded by the Global Genes Project, recognizes her unwavering commitment to rare disease, her investment in new treatments and her care and respect for patients.
Electron micrograph of HIV particles. Today's drug therapies allow millions to live with #HIV, but reservoirs of inactive virus still hide in the body ready to emerge if drug therapy stops. Now, #UCDavis researchers have identified two compounds -- one an anti-cancer drug that's already in use -- that flush HIV from its hiding places so the virus can be eliminated.