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Friends take a look at this breakthrough:
Could a cure for AIDS be on the horizon? Genetically engineered human stem cells can hunt down and 'kill' HIV inside the body
Genetically engineered cells 'hunt' HIV within living tissue
Trials in mice grown to have human tissue in their bodies
Offers hope of 'eradicating virus from body', says researcher
By ROB WAUGH
Human stem cells can be genetically engineered into 'warrior' cells that fight HIV - and the new cells can attack HIV-infected cells inside a living creature.
The breakthrough, by UCLA scientists, is hoped to be the first step towards a treatment that can eradicate HIV from an infected patient.
Much HIV research focuses on vaccines or drugs that slow the virus's progress - but this new technique could offer hope of a 'cure'.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... z1rwESvr1J
Sounds like a real breakthrough. But nothing goes without its costs.
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