Friday, March 14, 2014

Pick your poison

Researchers have found a strange case in which a woman infected with Lupus was controlling her HIV. Lupus is an auto-immune disorder in which the immune system becomes overactive and attacks the bodies own tissue. In this rare case the women's overactive immune system was producing "Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies," which are not normally present in high quantities. These antibodies are key in controlling HIV. Through the study of this case scientists hope to find a way to increase the bodies production of Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies and help fight HIV

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