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Engineered stem cells can seek out and destroy HIV

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deros
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Yes they did it mice so now the nest important step is to see if they can do it in humans. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120412182253.htm
louis
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Sounds like a "do good" opportunity for you, deros.
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deros
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The most important part is if it works as well in humans. The technology may even be beneficial in the fight against many infectious diseases because though the patient recovers some of the infection remains in the body thus rendering those people unable to give blood for example. Currently some of the "cocktails" of medicine used to fight HIV work well up to a point but they fail to totally eliminate the pathogen from the body. Even though levels of infection cannot be found in tests, it "hides" some where in the body and roars back with a vengeance if the medication is stoped. With the seek and destroy capability of these engineered stem cells, they would be nothing left to roar back.
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