Scientists Make Immune Cells in Mice That Fight Off HIV

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    Jul 05, 2010 4:49 PM GMT
    Anyone else feeling pessimistic about this? One of my best friends was diagnosed HIV+ two years ago, I would love if something positive acutally came out of this research and not just another round of pill cocktails for him to deal with icon_sad.gif

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20100703/hl_hsn/scientistsmakeimmunecellsinmicethatfightoffhiv
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    Jul 06, 2010 2:08 AM GMT
    Post this in the AIDS/HIV forum too.
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    Jul 06, 2010 2:17 AM GMT
    "Scientists" claim to have done a lot of things.
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    Jul 06, 2010 2:25 AM GMT
    JackBlair said"Scientists" claim to have done a lot of things.


    Unlike yourself, of course.

    This is a rare example of relatively cautiously stated science journalism. The limitations of the work [it's in mice, it might not work in humans] are clearly reported.

    If there weren't people in medical research working on this topic, millions and millions more people would be dead. Perhaps including you.
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    Jul 06, 2010 2:34 AM GMT
    DoomsDayAlpaca saidAnyone else feeling pessimistic about this? One of my best friends was diagnosed HIV+ two years ago, I would love if something positive acutally came out of this research and not just another round of pill cocktails for him to deal with icon_sad.gif


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    Jul 06, 2010 1:54 PM GMT
    JakeBenson saidPost this in the AIDS/HIV forum too.



    Good point, thanks!
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    Jul 06, 2010 2:36 PM GMT
    Interesting. I won't hold my breath, but I'm not pessimistic about it either. I'm sure there will be a lot learned even if this turns out to be a dead end.
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    Jul 06, 2010 7:18 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidInteresting. I won't hold my breath, but I'm not pessimistic about it either. I'm sure there will be a lot learned even if this turns out to be a dead end.



    What I mean by pessimistic is, some big pharmaceutical company coming along, buying out the current researchers, getting a patent, then sitting on it for god knows how longs simply because it would make their treatment obsolete.