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Welsh scientists develop bionic HIV assassins

 
 
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Experts at the university also hope that the breakthrough could be applied to cancer by finding a way of using the body’s own immune cells to attack invading cancer cells and tumours.

The team’s genetically-engineered killer T-cells are able to identify and destroy HIV even when the virus mutates in a bid to avoid detection.

It is thought that the breakthrough could lead to the development of more effective treatments for HIV and could even slow down – or prevent – the onset of Aids.



The full story can be found HERE at Wales Online.
 
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