A trio of studies being published today in the journals Science and Cell describes advances toward the development of an HIV vaccine. The three study teams all demonstrated techniques for stimulating animal cells to produce antibodies that either could stop HIV from infecting human cells in the laboratory or had the potential to evolve into such antibodies. Each of the research teams received funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.
P Dosenovic et al. Immunization for HIV-1 broadly neutralizing antibodies in human Ig knockin mice. Cell DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.06.003 (2015).
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