Aug 10, 2011

AIDS: USC Says Prof Pin Wang Has Invented ‘A Virus That Hunts Down HIV-Infected Cells’
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Written by : Tom George| 0 | Wellness

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Sometimes the best way to catch a mouse is the natural way — with a cat. Using that philosophy,…   Using that philosophy, it seems, USC chemical engineering Professor Pin Wang might have just hit one out of the park. The university announced today that he “created a virus that hunts down HIV-infected cells.” You read that right.

A living thing that preys on another living thing (but one we don’t care for). Of course, it’s a little more complicated than that: Wang’s “lentiviral vector” virus doesn’t actually eat or destroy HIV-infected cells, but it does mark them for the kill, accomplished by drugs that can then better target them for destruction.
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