Mice with human immune systems could speed up search for AIDS vaccine

Podcast with Todd Allen

Mice with human immune systems could speed up search for AIDS vaccine

Aug 23

“Mice can tell us a great deal about disease. But they’ve been of limited use in AIDS research because only humans get HIV. Now, researchers have transplanted human bone marrow into mice that lack a functioning immune system. The mice then developed a human immune system, according to Ragon Institute immunologist Todd Allen. He and his colleagues then studied the mice after they were exposed to HIV.”

 

 

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