Monday, November 10, 2008

Super Immune Cells Fight AIDS

Researchers have found a new way to fight AIDS: genetically engineered immune cells. Scientists have created genetically engineered immune cells that can identify the AIDS virus, even when it disguices itself in the body. 

The new killer T-cells, or "assassin" cells, could form a new treatment for AIDS. The modified cells were able to recognize other cells infected by HIV and kill the cells, slowing the spread of the virus. If the process can be used in human it means a revolution for fighting AIDS. 

Originally reported by Reuters

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