Monthly Archives: February 2014

Of Mice and Men and HIV Toxin

An antibody and toxin mix has successfully detected and killed HIV-infected cells lurking in the organs and bone marrow of mice that were altered to have a human immune system.  The results, reported Thursday in the online journal PLOS Pathogens, offer conceptual proof that a reservoir of HIV-infected cells in organs can sought out and destroyed, a scenario that would potentially end the stalemate between the virus and antiretroviral drug therapies.

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-hiv-toxin-20140108,0,925613.story#ixzz2syfkX6YE