Friday, September 04, 2009

Antibodies found to prevent HIV from becoming AIDS

LA Times:

"After 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 virus from multiplying in the body and producing severe disease.They do not have a vaccine yet, but they may well have a road map toward the production of one.A team based at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla reports today in the journal Science that they have isolated two so-called broadly neutralizing antibodies that can block the action of many strains of HIV, the virus responsible for AIDS."