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"Canadian researchers find gene that may block HIV"

Medical Research HIV 2008 Canada

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#1 sierraleone


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Posted 29 February 2008 - 02:49 PM


I hope this leads to an effective treatment/cure :)


Researchers at the University of Alberta have made a breakthrough with the discovery of a gene that might block the spread of HIV and the onset of AIDS.

The hope is that the discovery could lead to a vaccine that would combat the deadly virus.

Lead researcher Steven Barr said the gene, known as TRIM22, has a natural anti-viral defence function and has the ability to block HIV.

Though the research is admittedly in its infancy, Barr said the goal now is to study how the gene works in hopes to mimic its ability to combat the virus.
He cautioned the discovery is not a cure, and suggested it could take 10 years before the findings result in treatment options. But the discovery is a step towards finding a cure, and provides hopes to those living with the devastating effects of HIV and AIDS.

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