At Last, HIV Cure Is Here! Breakthrough Study On Macrophage Defenses Is A Huge Leap Towards Success, Researcher Claims
Just as HIV patients lose hope in finding the right cure for the disease, here is yet another groundbreaking discovery that sheds light to the ongoing problem. A team of researchers led by experts from London's University College has recently found that despite the presence of a protective protein, the team was able to identify how HIV is able to infect macrophages, which is known to be a type of white blood cell integral to the immune system. Because of this, experts consider the study to have brought the international scientific community one step closer toward finding a cure for HIV and AIDS.
Breakthrough Study On Macrophage Defense
According to reports revealed by Science Daily, as part of a natural process that was discovered by the UCL-led team, macrophages has been noted to have a good potential in creating an antiviral protein called SAMHD1, which is known to have the ability to prevent HIV from replicating in these cells, except for when the protein is switched off, the experts added. In one of her statements, senior author of the paper Professor Ravindra Gupta from UCL Infection & Immunity said that they are already aware that SAMHD1 is switched off when cells multiply. However, the team has highly emphasized that macrophages do not multiply so it seemed unlikely that SAMHD1 would be switched off in these cells. Furthermore, despite these findings, experts have claimed that there's a window of opportunity when SAMHD1 is disabled as part of a regularly-occurring process in macrophages.
The Cure For HIV?
Meanwhile, as per International Business Times, as the researchers began with in their study, it was found that the discovery could lead to researchers using inhibitors in healthy human bodies. In return, experts believe that the process will ultimately prevent white blood cells from turning off their antiviral proteins and effectively eradicating any chance for HIV to spread throughout the body. Ultimately, Gupta has also revealed that the team's findings could help explain why some people undergoing anti-retroviral therapy for HIV continue to have HIV replication in the brain, as the infected cells in the brain are typically macrophages.
Elon Musk Is Working On A Consensual Telepathy; Latest Details Inside
Elon Musk has confirmed that Neuralink is real and that he is serious about the technology. The firm will soon develop a “neural lace” technology that would involve implanting tiny brain electrodes.
HIV, The Next Target Of Trump Administration
As continuous efforts to eradicate HIV are taking place, why does the Trump administration wanted to halt the treatment that has been started by the previous government? What’s the truth behind claims that if the current US President would push this through, it will kill thousands? Find out what authorities have to say
How Do We Reduce HIV Risk? Here Are Experts' Tips
With the continuous efforts to eradicate one of the world's long dreaded disease, can we really do certain precautionary measures to prevent the risk of HIV? What are the necessary steps to prevent transmission of the disease? Find out what experts have to say
HIV Vaccine Cures Five Patients For Seven Months
New AIDS vaccine developed in Spain have reportedly cured 5 patients, helping them remain virus-free for seven months after taking the treatment. In the study, the treatment allowed the patients to stop taking regular antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to suppress HIV symptoms.
Nanotechnology For HIV: New Technique Shows Promising Results In HIV Treatment
With continuous efforts to eradicate HIV being one of the world's long dreaded disease, how essential does nanotechnology's role can be? What's the truth behind claims that this new technique offers a new hope as it has induced positive results in HIV treatment? Could it be the answer to the disease? Find out what experts have to say
PrEP For HIV: Raising Awareness; Could It Be The Cure For The Disease?
Considering that HIV has been and is still currently is one of the world’s most dreaded diseases, how essential is the use of PrEP? Could it possibly hold the key for cure that a lot of people have been waiting for? What’s the truth behind claims these claims? Find out what health professionals have to say
MORE IN ITECHPOST
'Tokyo Ghoul' Season 3 Delayed By Its Live-Action Movie? Ken Kenaki Returns With Another Identity?
"Tokyo Ghoul" season 3's release is delayed and there are countless speculations as to why it is being pushed back. Reports claim that the show is to give way to "One Punch Man" and "My Hero Acdemia" but new rumors say that it's lack of materials and storyline as well as its live-action movie are causing the delay.