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Pathologists Believe They Have Pinpointed Achilles Heel Of HIV

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posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 05:37 AM
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Pathologists Believe They Have Pinpointed Achilles Heel Of HIV


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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) researchers at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston believe they have uncovered the Achilles heel in the armor of the virus that continues to kill millions.

The weak spot is hidden in the HIV envelope protein gp120. This protein is essential for HIV attachment to host cells, which initiate infection and eventually lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or AIDS.
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posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 05:37 AM
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What an amazing find from this team. If this turns out to be as successful as they believe it is, what a massive 'win' for humanity. Now we have to hope they are allowed to continue their research.


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posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 07:08 PM
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A news site has picked up this article and has a little bit more information in it so i thought i would update this thread.


They take advantage of it with something called an abzyme. It’s naturally produced by people, like lupus patients.

When they applied that abzyme to the HIV virus, it permanently disarmed it. “What we already have in our hand are the abzymes that we could be infusing into the human subjects with HIV infection, essentially to move the virus,” Paul said.

Basically, their idea could be used to control the disease for people who already have it and prevent infection for those at risk.

Houston doctors say they may have found a way to destroy HIV



 
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