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Body's anti-HIV 'training manual' offers vaccine hopes - BBC Report

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Mark Platt
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Body's anti-HIV 'training manual' offers vaccine hopes - BBC Report
Posted on: April 4 2013, 09:54 am

The body's own "training manual" for attacking HIV has been recorded by US scientists and it is hoped it can be used to design vaccines. HIV mutates in order to survive the onslaught of a patient's immune system. However, some patients develop highly effective antibodies that can neutralise huge swathes of HIV mutants. A North Carolina team analysed the arms race between body and virus, published in the journal Nature, and has shown how these antibodies are made.
See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22002455#
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