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>> Researchers Identify Gene That Could Help Develop HIV/AIDS Vaccine, Kaiser Network (Sept. 8, 2008)
A newly-discovered gene (going by the wonderfully catchy name of Apobec3) “helps mice develop antibodies against a virus that is similar to HIV.”

>> Study Identifies Proteins That Help Provide Immunity Against HIV Among Commercial Sex Workers in Kenya, Kaiser Network (Sept. 8, 2008)
Excerpt: “The Free Press reports that researchers found eight proteins to be much more common in a group of women apparently resistant to HIV. The proteins are known to have anti-viral properties, which may prevent HIV from multiplying, or anti-inflammatory abilities that help prevent transmission of the virus. The researchers also found about seven other proteins were diminished in HIV-resistant women, according to the Free Press (Winnipeg Free Press, 9/4).”

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~ by h.e.g. on September 8, 2008.

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