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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    17 Jul '08 01:03
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080715165520.htm
    Now if it only bears out in human trials.
  2. 17 Jul '08 02:40
    Sweet! It's great to see progress made in this fight.
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    17 Jul '08 03:08
    Originally posted by PsychoPawn
    Sweet! It's great to see progress made in this fight.
    Finally, after decades of work, to find an achilles heal of this scurge.
    I bet this will generate a lot of targeted research now.
  4. Subscriber Crowley
    Not Aleister
    17 Jul '08 13:47
    I posted a similar thread: Thread 97061

    Although it's not the same approach, but hey, the more people working in the right direction, the better...
  5. Standard member obliteration
    Net Preneur
    17 Jul '08 16:19
    google "tetrasil aids"
  6. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    17 Jul '08 17:07
    Originally posted by obliteration
    google "tetrasil aids"
    Sounds like absolute horse crap.
  7. Standard member obliteration
    Net Preneur
    17 Jul '08 21:15
    Originally posted by PBE6
    Sounds like absolute horse crap.
    great analysis!!!
  8. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    17 Jul '08 21:57
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080715165520.htm
    Now if it only bears out in human trials.
    Let's hope HIV's legendary genetic diversity doesn't let it avoid this somehow.
  9. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    18 Jul '08 12:45 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Let's hope HIV's legendary genetic diversity doesn't let it avoid this somehow.
    Time will tell, and it should not be decades this go-round.
    I wonder if as a result of this work, similar deep effects can be found for other nasty viruses, like ebola or the universal herpes. On the herpes front, it was just demonstrated a technique that drives somehow the herpes virus out of the neuron cells where they hide out only to die from the immune system attacks. When they are hidden in neurons, they avoid attack by the powerful immune system. I'll see if I can scrounge up the citation.

    That didn't take long. New scientist article I read recently, although there are caveats to the treatment:

    http://www.newscientist.com/channel/health/dn14243-no-place-to-hide-for-herpes-virus.html