AIDS Breakthrough Shows Hope For Fighting Infected Cells With Stem Cells

December 9, 2009

California (ChattahBox) – A huge breakthrough by the UCLA AIDS Institute has shown that human blood stem cells may possible be programed to attack cells that have been infected by the HIV/AIDS virus.

According to the research, human stem cells may be able to be used to create an effect similar to a vaccine.

“We have demonstrated in this proof-of-principle study that this type of approach can be used to engineer the human immune system, particularly the T-cell response, to specifically target HIV-infected cells,” Scott G. Kitchen, head researcher, was quoted by the study.

The next step is applying this inside of the human body, to see if the targeting works outside of the controlled situation.

The study has been published in the medical journal Plos ONE.

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One Response to “AIDS Breakthrough Shows Hope For Fighting Infected Cells With Stem Cells”

  1. Milo on December 9th, 2009 4:32 pm

    Lieb,J.”Stimulating immune function to kill viruses.” (2009) Amazon.
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