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A fighting chance

发布时间:2019-03-07 05:18:01来源:未知点击:

By Michael Le Page THE virus that causes AIDS is now being enlisted in the fight against the disease. Researchers in Japan have shown that genetically engineered HIV can be used to set a “booby-trap” in the immune cells that are the target of the virus. If these immune cells are then infected by the wild virus, they will commit suicide, preventing the virus from spreading. “I believe that this is the first attempt to kill HIV-infected cells using recombinant HIV vectors,