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Dr. Kamel Khalili and Lewis Katz School of Medicine's New HIV Research Profiled in KYW Newsradio’s ‘Flashpoint’ Podcast and Jewish Exponent Article

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Kamel Khalili, PhD, Laura H. Carnell Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience, Director of the Center for Neurovirology, and Director of the Comprehensive NeuroAIDS Center at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM), joined KYW Newsradio’s “Flashpoint” podcast to delve deeper into recent HIV research that LKSOM conducted in collaboration with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). The Jewish Exponent profiled that work and the friendship that has since developed between Dr. Khalili and Howard E. Gendelman, MD, Margaret R. Larson Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience at UNMC. This research, reported online in the journal Nature Communications, showed for the first time that replication-competent HIV-1 DNA could be eliminated from the genomes of living animals and marks a critical step toward the development of a possible cure for human HIV infection. The achievement has been publicized internationally, nationally, and locally.