Temple University has eliminated HIV in human cells

RedRibbonInstead of suppressing and treating HIV and AIDS, which is what currently happens, researchers have for the first time shown they’ve found a way to destroy the virus.

It might not look like a typical operating room, but in a lab at Temple’s Center for Neurovirology researchers are performing surgeries on genes.  Welcome to the front lines of genetic surgery. They’ve found a way to operate on DNA and destroy the AIDS virus.

“It’s an important finding because for the first time in laboratory setting we show that the virus can be eradicated from human culture, cell culture,” said Dr. Kamel Khalili, who led the research team.

Read the entire story at CBS Philadelphia.

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