Antibodies Found That Prevent HIV From Causing Severe AIDS

Antibodies Found That Prevent HIV From Causing Severe AIDS

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microscope.jpgAfter nearly two decades of futile searching for a vaccine against the AIDS virus, researchers are reporting the tantalizing discovery of antibodies that can prevent the HIV virus from multiplying in the body and producing severe disease.

Scientists at Scripps Research Institute in California 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.

Continue reading in LA Times about the report in the journal Science.

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