Bioengineered immune cells may offer new treatment for HIV infection

11/9/2008 | MSNBC

U.S. and U.K. researchers have produced a genetically enhanced version of T-cells that can identify the AIDS virus even when it attempts to camouflage itself, providing a potential new means to delay its spread and treat infected patients. The engineered cells were able to detect HIV strains that natural T-cells missed and "responded in a much more vigorous fashion" so that fewer cells were needed to curb infection, one of the scientists said.

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