A Chance to Save Lives
Mosaic proteins hold the promise of becoming the first viable vaccine to protect people from the virus that causes AIDS.
Bette Korber of the Los Alamos Theoretical Biology and Biophysics group types a command on her computer and brings up a graph replete with more than a dozen sets of vertical lines.
"This is what caught everyone's attention," she says softly, pointing to a set of multicolored lines strikingly longer than the others. "It shows that in rhesus monkeys, at least, the artificial mosaic proteins elicit a significantly broader immune response than natural proteins. As a vaccine they should offer greater protection against rapidly evolving viruses like HIV."
In this issue...
- Wandering Worlds
THE MYSTERIOUS PLANETARY SYSTEMS AROUND OTHER STARS
- Secure Communication Now and Forever
QUANTUM ENCRYPTION FOR THE CONSUMER
- A Chance to Save Lives
A NEW VACCINE STRATEGY TO PROTECT AGAINST HIV/AIDS
- Global Security
THE GROWING CHALLENGE
BOUNDING THE OIL SPILL
DO THE TIME WARP
WARMING OCEANS, SHRINKING ICE