A doctor in Australia might have found the cure for AIDS: gene therapy1/24/2013
Has an Australian doctor found the cure for AIDS? UCLA-trained physician Dr. David Harrich has been laboring on a treatment for the disease for more than 20 years, and his most recent results use a gene therapy technique he first developed in 2007. Mutated stem cells, treated to be resistant to HIV, are released within the body, and they block the process that the virus uses to damage a patient's immune system. "My belief is that protecting immune cells from succumbing to the deleterious effects of infection will result in a much better, functional immune system," Harrich said. In short, encouraging news all around. The treatment is scheduled to be tested on mice this year. [Source]
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