Who would have know such a cute little flying insect could hold the key to preventing HIV transmission? Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have demonstrated that nanoparticles carrying a toxin found in bee venom can destroy human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while leaving surrounding cells unharmed… which could lead to an
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You gotta love medical advancements, especially when it comes to children. A potentially ground-breaking case that could offer insights on how to eradicate HIV infection in its youngest victims has now become a reality. A baby girl born with HIV has been cured! The girl, from Missisippi, who is now 2 ½, has been off
In another edition of the Twilight Zone, scientists have created green glowing cats in their ongoing effort to beat Aids. The domestic cats had their DNA modified with a gene that fights off an HIV-like virus and a second one – from a fluorescent jellyfish – that makes their bodies shine green under ultraviolet light.
Scientists have taken the first step towards diagnosing diseases quickly accurately, inexpensively and without the need for electricity or chemical reactions. The self-powered Integrated Microfluidic Blood Analysis System (or SIMBAS for short), can process whole blood samples without the use of external tubing and extra components. According to UC Berkeley professor of bioengineering Luke Lee,