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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Rutgers Pride

Rutgers researchers may have stopped HIV
Researchers at Rutgers University have developed a trio of drugs they believe can destroy HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to a published report.

The drugs, called DAPYs, mimic the virus by changing shape, which enables them to interfere with the way HIV attacks the immune system.

Tests conducted in conjunction with Johnson and Johnson have shown the drug to be easily absorbed with minimal side effects. It also can be taken in one pill, in contrast to the drug cocktails currently taken by many AIDS patients.

“This could be it,” Stephen Smith, the head of the department of infectious diseases at Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark, said. “We're all looking for the next class of drugs.”

Yeah, but how's our football team doing? ;-)

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I'm looking for the next class of beer myself.

Posted by: DCD at Dec 15, 2004 2:59:06 AM

I thought it was an unspoken rule that when you see those Rutgers Stadium signs with the big white arrow posted all over New Jersey you're supposed to go the other way.

Posted by: Mikey at Dec 15, 2004 7:21:57 PM