FRIDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Research in mice suggests that scientists may have a new lead on using gene therapy against the virus that causes AIDS.
The researchers tinkered with human stem cells and then inserted them into mice where they multiplied into immune system cells that provided protection against infection with HIV, according to a study released online July 2 in Nature Biotechnology.
The results are unlike typical research in animals because the mice have been "humanized": They have human immune systems and resisted a human disease. Still, until research is conducted on humans, there's no way to know if the treatment will work in people. And it may be years until that happens.
But there are high hopes. "It's a one-shot treatment if it works," noted study co-author Paula Cannon, associate professor of molecular microbiology at the University of Southern California.
Answer by crazymom21 at 7:41 PM on Jul. 4, 2010
"Only when it becomes the leading cause of death for rich white men. "
Racism, classism, and sexism all in the same sentence, how pretty! *sarcasm*
You DO realize that more money goes to AIDS research than heart disease or cancer, don't you? You know, those rich white men diseases. Yeah, we Americans put more money towards AIDS research than for more common killers of Americans. Know before you speak.
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At 81 they better hurry up if they are going to do it in my lifetime.
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