New Delhi. After cancer, scientists have probably eradicated incurable diseases like HIV / AIDS. A vaccine has been developed that can kill the HIV virus with just one dose. The results of this vaccine lab, developed by researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel, have been excellent. Scientists have made some changes in the genes of type B white blood cells in the body, which caused the HIV virus to break down. This success has raised hopes that a cure for a disease like HIV / AIDS is not far off.
There is no cure for HIV / AIDS yet. However, medication can prevent the spread of the disease and a person living with HIV can live longer. The disease is spread by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). The virus attacks the body’s immune system. If left untreated, it can lead to AIDS. According to a statistic, by 2020, about 37 million people in the world will be affected by this disease. It is mainly spread from unprotected sex, contaminated blood transfusions, use of infected needles, and HIV-infected pregnant mothers to their babies.
That’s how the HIV virus came to be.
A team of scientists led by Dr. Eddie Bargall used B cells to fight this incurable disease. According to India Today, these cells produce antibodies in our body to fight viruses and dangerous bacteria. These white blood cells form in the bone marrow. As adults, they reach parts of the body through the blood. Scientists modified the genes of these B cells to interact with parts of the HIV virus. That led to some changes in them. After these ready-made B cells were compared to the HIV virus, the virus appeared to break down. A special feature of these B cells was that as the HIV virus increased its strength, it also increased its capacity and counteracted it.
Not only HIV but also cancer is effective.
Dr. Bargel, who conducted the study, said that the models that were tested in the lab had very good results. The number of antibodies in his body also increased significantly and he was able to eradicate the HIV virus. The study is published in the journal Nature. The medical journal concludes that these antibodies are safe, powerful and effective. It is said to be effective in treating not only infectious diseases but also cancer and autoimmune diseases.
Cancer patients are cured by magic medicine.
This hope of success in the fight against HIV has been seen at a time when a drug test was successful in eradicating colon cancer from patients a few days ago. In the United States, a drug called dosterlimab was given to 12 patients every 3 weeks at 6-month intervals. It was claimed that this completely cured the cancer in all the patients and no side effects of the drug were seen.
Tags: AIDS, Cancer, HIV vaccine
First publication: June 15, 2022, 2:48 PM IST