Training human antibodies to protect against HIV

Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 05:01 in Health & Medicine

During HIV infection, the virus mutates too rapidly for the immune system to combat, but some people produce antibodies that can recognize the virus even two years after infection. With an eye towards developing a vaccine, in four related papers describe a multi-step method for 'training' the immune system to produce these antibodies in genetically engineered mice.

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