Temple University Researchers Eliminate The HIV Virus From Cultured Human Cells For First Time

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(Philadelphia, PA) – The HIV-1 virus has proved to be tenacious, inserting its genome permanently into its victims' DNA, forcing patients to take a lifelong drug regimen to control the virus and prevent a fresh attack. Now, a team of Temple University School of Medicine researchers has designed a way to snip out the integrated HIV-1 genes for good.

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Crazay1460d ago

This is some amazing news for the medical community.

SilentNegotiator1459d ago

After the last "cure" didn't pan out, I'm going to be cynical all the way up until I see an FDA approval of a process.

Blasphemy1459d ago

This isn't a cure, it's just the beginning of one that they will never make.

Zachmo1821459d ago (Edited 1459d ago )

Here's the thing SlientNegotiator, the FDA will probably never approve of it. The medical business is all about profit and NOT about saving peoples lives. Why cure HIV, when you have someone who has HIV and have them take meds for life.

UnwanteDreams1459d ago

Yep big pharma wins every time. They would ban vitamins completely if they could.

SilentNegotiator1459d ago

People that think there's no money in a cure are ridiculous. Rich backers would go head to head with big pharmaceutical companies to make large amounts of cash quick with cures.

iliimaster1459d ago

either way progress is being made i would hope

sonic9891459d ago

not gonna see the light of the day .
its gonna be killed by the lack of support .