Gene Editing may have created a Cure for HIV-AIDS
A team of Israeli researchers have shown great success with the newly formed drug...
Medical science continues to wow the public. This time, maybe more than previously as a team of researchers has developed a vaccine using gene editing that shows great possibility of curing HIV-AIDS.
HIV attacks an individual’s immune system and can lead to AIDS. The first discovery of HIV occurred in a type of chimp in Central Africa and has since then been believed to have jumped to humans around the late 1800s. At the moment, there is no definitive cure for HIV-AIDS and no genetic treatment exists for the condition.
However, this team of Israeli researchers has found success in neutralizing the virus with a single vaccine developed by engineering type B white blood cells that activate the immune system to produce much-needed HIV-neutralizing antibodies.
The findings of the study have been published in the journal Nature in which the entry details “antibodies as safe, potent, and scalable, which may be applicable not only to infectious diseases but also in the treatment of non-communicable conditions, such as cancer and autoimmune disease."
Read more about how the cure works HERE