On Thursday, researchers unveiled that they are now one step closer towards finding a vaccine that fights AIDS virus and lessens its development.
Federal scientists, who work for the U. S. government, found a couple of powerful antibodies, which kill 91% of HIV strains in the human bloodstream. This percentage is about 40% more than any AIDS antibodies discovered till now had offered, initiating the first real approach heading toward finding a cure for HIV AIDS that actually works.
Dr. Gary Nabel of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, expressed a more optimistic view regarding this vaccine than toward any other cure that appeared for the last 10 years.
What held scientists back and tied their hands from finding this kind of vaccine since a long time is that the HIV virus is highly mutable and can change its protein composition different times to avoid being caught by any immune system or any medications. As a result, even if a human body increase its efforts and created more antibodies, it will not get a hand on the virus.
Scientists have found an unchanging part of the virus and consequently, managed to attach an antibody that sticks to this part of the virus and eliminate it.
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