Antibodies that could help develop a vaccine for HIV

George Georgiou, a professor of engineering and molecular biosciences at the University of Texas at Austin, and his colleagues have developed a hybrid antibody that neutralized 99 percent of HIV-1 strains tested. The antibody is based on so-called “broadly-neutralizing antibodies,” a group of antibodies from HIV-infected patients that are able to take down an array of rapidly mutating HIV-1 viruses.

The research was published last week in the journal Science Immunology.

https://cns.utexas.edu/news/hybrid-antibody-takes-down-hiv

https://news.utexas.edu/2016/11/15/new-findings-on-flu-vaccines-effectiveness

http://www.contagionlive.com/news/duke-may-have-developed-the-most-powerful-hiv-destroying-antibody-thus-far

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