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HIV Genes Successfully Edited Out of Immune Cells

Researchers from Temple University have used the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tool to clear out the entire HIV-1 genome from a patient’s infected immune cells. It’s a remarkable achievement that could have profound implications for the treatment of AIDS and other retroviruses.

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MAN TAKING HIV-PREVENTION DRUG TESTS POSITIVE FOR HIV

A man was recently diagnosed with HIV after 24 months on a drug intended to prevent HIV infection. A physician at the Maple Leaf Medical Clinic in Toronto, Canada who treated the patient presented the case study last week at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston. Here’s what happened, and why it matters.

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ARE VIRUSES ALIVE? NEW EVIDENCE SAYS YES

Influenza, SARS, Ebola, HIV, the common cold. All of us are quite familiar with these names. They are viruses—a little bit of genetic material (DNA or RNA) encapsulated in a protein coat. But what we don’t really understand, and what scientists have struggled with since the study of virology began, is whether viruses are actually living or not. A paper published today in Science Advancesjust might change that. By creating a reliable method of studying viruses’ long evolutionary history—hitherto nearly impossible—researchers have found new evidence that strongly suggests viruses are indeed living entities.

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Nigerian Professor Produces Antivirt, Anti Viral Drug That Cures HIV AIDS In 2 Months

Nigerian Professor Produces Antivirt, An Anti Viral Drug For Treating HIV AIDS. Despite doubts in some quarters about the authenticity of his claims, Professor Maduike Ezeibe of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU), Abia State, has insisted that his recent therapy for the dreaded HIV and AIDS is real and effective.

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