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Author Topic: Can engineered immune cells stop AIDS??  (Read 2036 times)

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Offline Optimistic

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Can engineered immune cells stop AIDS??
« on: January 18, 2007, 07:31:33 PM »
Here is an interesting article that I came across.

http://www.physorg.com/news88358999.html

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Offline Catman

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Re: Can engineered immune cells stop AIDS??
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2007, 07:57:56 PM »
Thanks for sharing that link. Very interesting. I saved it in my files for future reference. 
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Offline J220

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Re: Can engineered immune cells stop AIDS??
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2007, 08:47:28 PM »
Fantastic, this look like it has promise! Especially the last line:

"I think we are finally on the right track," Wang says. "If scientists can find a way to genetically engineer immune cells to neutralize HIV, we may be able to develop immunotherapy for HIV-Infected people, as well as find ways to prevent it all together."

And it's great to see the the Gates Foundation is putting their money to good use. This is the second recent news I read regarding research directly funded by the foundation.

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