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New Antibodies to HIV Found

A pair of powerful new antibodies to HIV has been found, possibly bringing us a step closer to a vaccine against AIDS. Although animal or human trials are likely to be years away, with this discovery researchers can work to find exactly how these antibodies bind to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

The Wall Street Journal:

An international team of researchers has discovered a pair of powerful new antibodies to HIV, providing fresh leads in the quest for a vaccine against AIDS.

The two HIV antibodies, reported in a study to appear in the journal Science on Friday, are the first of their kind to have been identified in more than a decade. They are “broadly neutralizing,” which means they can target most of the many thousands of HIV strains.

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