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Engineered cells seek out and kill HIV in living organisms

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Although there is currently no cure for HIV, the body does already contain cells that fight the virus – the problem is, there just aren’t enough of them to completely get rid of it. In 2009, scientists at UCLA performed a proof-of-concept experiment, in which they were able to grow these CD8 cytotoxic T lymphocytes (better known as infection-fighting “T cells”) from genetically engineered human stem cells.
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Genetically Engineered Stem Cells Seek Out And Kill HIV In Mouse Model

Health : Medical News Today (3 years ago)

Expanding on previous research providing proof-of-principal that human stem cells can be genetically engineered into HIV-fighting cells, a team of UCLA researchers have now demonstrated that these cells can actually attack HIV-infec... Read Post

Latent HIV may lurk in 'quiet' immune cells, research suggests

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (12 hours ago)

HIV can lie dormant in infected cells for years, even decades. Scientists think unlocking the secrets of this viral reservoir may make it possible to cure, not just treat, HIV. Researchers have gained new insight on which immune cel... Read Post

Engineered Cells Suppress HIV In Living Tissue

Health : Medical News Today (3 years ago)

For the first time, US scientists have shown that HIV-fighting cells engineered from human stem cells can suppress the virus in living human tissue in mice. The team, from UCLA in Los Angeles, California, had already shown in princi... Read Post

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