Man-made artificial DNA strands that mimic deadly diseases such as the flu, Ebola, cancer, and HIV have recently been created by scientists. Researchers are claiming that the treatments could be the key to defeating these killer diseases. Human trials have already begun and results are with researchers saying the results are promising. Continue reading… “Man-made DNA that can mimic killer diseases, injecting them into patients create immunity”
Deborah Persaud of Johns Hopkins University presented the results at a conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.
For the very first time, a baby born with HIV has reported to have been cured at age 2 1/2 through an aggressive drug treatment with antiretroviral drugs.
In a poetic turn of virology, the scientist who discovered hepatitis C in 1989 has now also discovered a vaccine that will hopefully cure the now-incurable disease.
Not only is it poetic, it’s an accomplishment that many thought was impossible. Because hepatitis C is more virulent than HIV, no one was confident a vaccine against all the various strains around the world could be developed. But Michael Houghton, the University of Alberta researcher who announced his work today at the Canada Excellence Research Chairs Summit in Vancouver, says his vaccine works against every known strain of the virus…
Glow in the dark kitten.
Kittens that glow in the dark with resistance to disease have been created by scientists searching for a cure for Aids.
How many lives could this save?
Samuel K. Sia, a biomedical engineer at Columbia University, has developed a cheap test for HIV infection that can return accurate results almost instantly…