Archive for April 2nd, 2009

Scientists Film Spread of HIV for the First Time

A group of researchers has discovered how HIV is transferred from infected cells to healthy ones by capturing the process on film.  It is hoped that this previously unknown method of transfer will help fellow researchers create a vaccine to combat the virus that has caused the deaths of more than 25 million people.  The discovery was made possible by creating a molecular clone of HIV then inserting a protein into its genetic code which caused the virus to glow green when exposed to blue light.  …