A team of scientists from the US National Institutes of Health and the pharmaceutical company Sanofi developed an antibody able to attack 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates. Human trials believed to start in 2018 in order to see if it can prevent or treat an infection.
This development combined three antibodies into a more powerful try-specific antibody.
Dr Gary Nabel, the chief scientific officer at Sanofi and one of the report authors, explains: “They are more potent and have greater breadth than any single naturally occurring antibody that’s been discovered. We’re getting 99% coverage, and getting coverage at very low concentrations of the antibody.”
Chinese specialists are going to actively include traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of AIDS, doubling the number of patients who will test a new approach. As the Business Standard journal reports, chinese experts are discussing an implementing a five-year project of learning ancient medical practices.
However, this does not mean that Chinese experts want to abandon standard antiretroviral therapy. They are betting on the merger of the West and the East. Moreover, according to officials, the involvement of traditional therapy techniques will significantly save money, without resorting to expensive high-tech care.
The new strategy, according to Chinese experts, will make it possible to reduce the level of infection among homosexual individuals by at least 10%, and mother to child transmission rates to less than 4%.
Toxins of tropical frogs can become an indispensable tool for fighting AIDS and cancer. Experiments have shown that small doses of a dangerous substance has healing properties.
Panamanian researchers conducted a series of studies aimed to understand the effects of toxic substances, which allocated by the body of toads. The substance, which is produced by the skin of amphibians, can hurt the animal itself, and even cause paralysis.
Experiments have demonstrated that low doses of the toxin has a positive effect on human’s organism. First of all, its effective as an analgesic remedy. In addition, substances own the properties that influence the rhythm of heart. It is possible that its destructive properties work for the destruction of cancer cells and the AIDS virus.
A team of scientists from Israel has developed a new substance that can kill virus cells without damage to healthy cells and the organism as a whole. Currently, the drug is still undergoing laboratory tests, so it’s early to speak about the mass use yet.
The developed material was mixed in the tubes with contaminated blood. The blood was taken from patients who are currently being treated in hospital Kaplan. Thus, clinicians have found that only in 8 days the number of “sick” cells decreased by 97%. At the same time, it was well established that healthy cells are not affected at all.
The head of a group of scientists who worked on the creation of this product Loiter Abraham told that the drug contains a special peptide. This material makes multiple copies of DNA of the disease in the affected cell. As a result, the cells begin a self-destruction. There is only the destruction of infected organisms. In addition, there is no chance that the virus can re-start the development, since the cells are destroyed completely.
Also, scientists have noted that the drug may exacerbate some of the processes in the body of the patient, which significantly increases the likelihood of infected cell death. If the drug shows its best side during further tests, it will be used for the treatment. However, scientists can not say when it will be exactly, because there is still a lot of work.
It should be noted that every year the number of people infected with AIDS is increasing. Doctors strongly recommend to take precautions in a timely manner to be tested and pass inspection. In this case, prevention is the only effective mean.
Researchers from the UK have made an incredible statement – every tenth child has a natural immunity against the plague of the century – AIDS. They came to this conclusionafter a series of experiments conducted in South Africa.
These studies have been published in the scientific journals. The point of the research was to take a few blood samples from children in South Africa areas and study them under laboratory conditions. The experiment was attended by 170 HIV-positive residents. Age of children didn’t have any specific meaning in the experiment. Analyses gave scientists the opportunity to establish that the children are not affected by AIDS. And this despite the fact that previously, none of them received specific treatment of the disease, and had not been vaccinated. In the bloodstream of children who have been directly involved in research, researchers identified quite a big number of antibodies that actively suppress the vital activity of a dangerous virus, thus protecting them from developing AIDS.
The scientist, who participated in the research, put forward the theory that babies don’t have typical symptoms of AIDS for the reason that even though the body has HIV infection, but the immune system does not react to it (usually It is struggling with the pathogen). As a result, cells do not die in the human body, as it’s usually observed. Because of this, the immune system of the individual is maintained normally and not destroyed. Scientists theorize that such specific protection has about 10% of children of different ages. But adults, unfortunately, do not have this ability.
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