New virus is capable of attacking 99% of HIV strains
According to the International Aids Society this is an exciting breakthrough. Human trials will begin in 2018 to see if it is possible to prevent or treat infections. According to Linda-Gail Bekker, the group's president, these antibodies seem to go beyond the natural and may have applications than anticipated.
How the antibody works
Researchers explain that in our body we have antibodies that fight to combat HIV. Unfortunately, this virus has a great ability to modify itself, making it difficult for the immune system to function.
However, some patients are able to develop broad, attacking neutralizing antibodies capable of killing extensions of HIV strains. The scientists' creation combines three broadly neutralizing types of antibodies as a way to treat HIV, or prevent infection. They are more powerful and more efficient than the ones we have in our body.
So far, the experiment was done with 24 monkeys and experts realized that they had an impressive degree of protection.
To celebrate International Women's Day (March 8), Bayer HealthCare and the Paulista School of Medicine of UNIFESP (Federal University of São Paulo) are promoting actions to remind women of the importance of women's health in the state capital. On March 6th, 7th and 8th, health workers will be held at EPM-UNIFESP and in the SÉ station of the São Paulo Metro.
Often, late-diagnosed prostate cancer needs to be treated with prostate withdrawal, a surgery called radical prostatectomy. However, surgery is linked to subsequent erectile problems. This can occur both due to patient problems such as age, presence of comorbidities and the condition of the erection before surgery, as well as damage to the erected nerves which can occur in the operation, mainly due to the location of the tumor.
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