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The rare super-antibodies that destroy HIV

The rare super-antibodies that destroy HIV

A recent study sheds new light on a rare immune response to the virus—and could bring researchers a step closer to developing a vaccine. When a person becomes infected with HIV, the immune system kicks into gear: Immune...

Finding the Ebola virus’ vulnerable points

Finding the Ebola virus’ vulnerable points

We know what antibodies stop it in its tracks—we now know where they attach. The latest Ebola outbreak has dwarfed any that have occurred since the discovery of the virus in 1976; previous outbreaks have had lethality...

Clues to curing Aids could live in antibodies

Clues to curing Aids could live in antibodies

The discovery of how a Kwazulu-Natal woman’s body responded to her HIV infection by making potent antibodies may hold the clue to an HIV vaccine or cure for Aids. In a study that was published in the scientific...