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First glimpse of how HIV swamps the gut's immune cells (New Scientist)

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Mark Platt
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First glimpse of how HIV swamps the gut's immune cells (New Scientist)
Posted on: February 1 2014, 12:15 pm

We've been given the first glimpse of HIV in attack mode in the gut, shedding light on how the virus hijacks immune cells, multiplies and spreads throughout the body.

A team of biochemists have used electron tomography microscopes to capture the first high-resolution, 3D images of the HIV virus lurking in the intestines of "humanised" mice, whose immune systems are made up largely of human cells.

See: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24974-first-glimpse-of-how-hiv-swamps-the-guts-immune-cells.html#.UuzkHH8gGK0
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