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New 'armor' developed to avoid infection from AIDS virus
Date:7/30/2010

ell. A highly important role was also placed by Mr Jos Luis Nieva, from the Biophysics Unit, in studying this fusion of the membranes induced by the AIDS virus.

This scientific discovery by this consortium represents, in the opinion of Mr Goi, "a completely new means for attacking the virus, and which makes this original".

"There is medication, and which is working very well, to avoid the propagation of the virus once it is inside the cell. But to impede this inoculation in the first place, only one product (Enfurvitide) exists, but this drug is based on a completely distinct principle. The idea of modifying the rigidity of the membranes is completely new and also demonstrating that, by equipping these membranes with greater rigidity, the AIDS virus cannot penetrate", stated Mr Goi. This same strategy may well serve for other viruses with membrane, such as, for example, the flu virus.


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