Antibodies found that prevent HIV from causing severe AIDS

Scientists were able to isolate two antibodies responsible for resistance to the disease in an African patient. The discovery could be key to the development of a vaccine.

Crucial to the discovery is the fact that the antibodies target a portion of HIV that researchers had not considered in their search for a vaccine. Moreover, the target is a relatively stable portion of the virus that does not participate in the extensive mutations that have made HIV able to escape from antiviral drugs and previous experimental vaccines. Full Story »

Posted by Kaizar Campwala
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Subjects: Sci/Tech, Health
Topics: Biology, HIV/AIDS
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Posted by: Posted by Kaizar Campwala - Sep 4, 2009 - 7:16 AM PDT
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Edited by: Kaizar Campwala - Sep 4, 2009 - 8:57 AM PDT

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