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Experts attending a recent global conference on HIV vaccine research have reached a disheartening conclusion based on the recent string of failures of once-highly touted vaccine candidates. Researchers need to go back to square one: basic science research. Even after nearly three decades of scientific studies, 'we don't understand enough about the human immune system, and we don't know how the immune system deals with HIV,' Lynn Morris, cochair of the conference, told Reuters. But, she warns, 'there's no guarantee that [even] basic science researchers are going to come up with the answers.'

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Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.

Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.