Researchers of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (Australia) have claimed that tweaking virus protein can shield cells from contracting hiv infection. The modification of a protein in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) may lead to a cure for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
David Harrich, one of the researchers of the research panel, told that the protein can be modified so that it protects against the deadly infection. Modification doesn’t assist the virus, but impedes virus replication and does it quite strongly, added Harrich. He further mentioned that the modified protein does not cure HIV, but only protects human cells from AIDS.
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The research is still in its trial phase, but the breakthrough is seen as the potential cure for AIDS. If the treatment proves effective, it will replace the multiple therapies they currently need. Moreover, the research results also promise to make improvements in the quality of life for those affected with HIV.
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