Archive for January 11th, 2008

Research Finds Over 200 Human Proteins that Play a Role in HIV Transmission

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have found and identified 273 human proteins that Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) uses to infect cells and reproduce, which could lead to the development of new HIV/ AIDS therapies. This report was released in January 10, 2008 issue of Science magazine.A relatively-new technique called a “genome-wide scan” was used in this study, where over 21,000 protein-encoding human genes were scanned and then blocked each one individually to see whether the blocked p…