Monthly Archives: December 2011


New Gene Therapy Protects Mice Against HIV

Nobel laureate David Baltimore and his team at Cal Tech has recently published the results of a study on a new method of HIV/AIDS prevention called Vectored ImmnoProphylaxis (VIP). VIP is a form of gene therapy that injects the DNA code for HIV/AIDS antibodies into cells so the body is...
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Where Is HIV/AIDS Research At?

From the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, finding ways to treat HIV/AIDS, and prevent its spread, has been a major focus for many medical researchers. As a virus, HIV could not be treated with antibiotics. In fact, there were no medical treatments for viruses when the AIDS epidemic began. Viruses...
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