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What Gene Is Immune To Aids Virus

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gene therapy and immune based therapies: changing treatment of hiv?

Goodday Nelson from Greece... In Greece where i am there is not alot of chatter about gene based therapies or immune therapies- i wonder if in US (since you wrote in your last email) that you follow gene based and immune therapies hoping that they...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...as well as talk about what we have learned at the conferences regarding how VRX496 and VRX1023 might play in the treatment of HIV infection," said Riku Rautsola, PhD, President and CEO of VIRxSYS. "These conferences have not just been an... Read more »

genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIV (CTL, GENE THERAPY)

I would love to know what you think about this.................Einstein researchers genetically... Read more »

New Gene Therapy for HIV !!!!!!!!!! (GENE THERAPY, 2010)

Dr Robert my idol and shining light, please tell me what this really means ??? l have been hiv... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Look to Gene Therapy as Way to Boost Immune System Response to HIV

...project by a team of researchers in California who have developed a method of cutting "the crucial gene, CCR5, that normally lets HIV into the key immune cells it destroys" out of bone marrow stem cells. Without the gene, researchers believe that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Identify Genes That Enable Some Immune Systems to Halt HIV; Finding Could Spur Drug, Vaccine Development

...they tell scientists how the immune system might be manipulated to fend off HIV," the Independent writes (Connor, 11/5). "HIV is slowly revealing its secrets ... Knowing how an effective immune response against HIV is generated is an... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene in HIV Makes HIV-2 Susceptible to Immune System Response, Researchers Say

...Research Council unit in Gambia have discovered that a gene in HIV, known as the gag gene, makes HIV-2 more susceptible to an immune system response, ANI/DailyIndia.com reports. According to ANI/DailyIndia.com, HIV-2 progresses to AIDS in only... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Discover Gene in HIV Used to Undermine Immune System

...the University of Rochester have discovered a gene in HIV that works to stop white blood cell replication and suppresses the immune system, according to a study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry , Scripps Howard/Washington... Read more »
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hiv gene therapy

Posted by hopefulone, 2 Replies
...hiv gene therapy has been getting a lot of play in the national and international press as of late....i would be interetested in comments Read more »

More Promise for Hope

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...and we prefer not to comment about ongoing trials,'' he said. The secret of this new gene-therapy approach to controlling HIV is an enzyme called a ribozyme. It is a custom-built chemical "scissors," designed by Australian researchers, that... Read more »

"HIV" wiped out monkeys 2 million years ago..

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...an AIDS-like epidemic wiped out huge numbers of chimpanzees 2 million years ago, leaving modern chimps with resistance to the AIDS virus and its variants. If true, the hypothesis would explain why chimps, which share more than 98 percent of... Read more »

long term progressor - not

Posted by DUDE
...damage By the Associated Press Several people in Australia who caught a weakened form of HIV in the early 1980s are beginning to show AIDS-like damage to their immune ... Read more »