Monthly Archives: November 2015

Scripps Research Scientists Find Surprising Trait in Anti-HIV Antibodies

Advances in Search of an AIDS Vaccine

LA JOLLA, CA – November 17, 2015 – Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have new weapons in the fight against HIV.

Their new study, published today as the cover article of the November issue of Immunity, describes four prototype antibodies that target a specific weak spot on the virus. Guided by these antibodies, the researchers then mimicked the molecular structure of a protein on HIV when designing their own potential HIV vaccine candidate.

“This study is an example of how we can learn from natural infection and translate that information into vaccine development,” said TSRI Research Associate Raiees Andrabi. “This is an important advance in the field of antibody-based HIV vaccine development.”  Rest