Promising Technique In Fight Against HIV

Australian researchers have discovered a way to significantly boost the body's immune system to fight HIV and other deadly viruses, the scientists said on Monday. The researchers at two Australian universities made the discovery while developing a test to see how well certain animals' immune system's could fight HIV, the virus which causes Aids. Stephen Kent, of the University of Melbourne, said they extracted blood from laboratory animals and coated the cells with HIV peptide markers, a substance which tells the body's immune system that a cell is infected by the virus. When the scientists injected the coated blood back into the animals to create the illusion the cells were infected by HIV, it triggered a dramatic immune response, Kent said.

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