Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Top Science of 2013

Our strong interdisciplinary teaming and unique research facilities allow us to develop solutions to complex problems, and to support partners and collaborators, all with the goal of strengthening national security and making a safer world.

lab workerMultipronged HIV vaccine shows promise in monkeys>

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HIV constantly mutates into many different strains that skillfully kill human cells and cripple the immune system.

Our biologists, immunologists and computer experts developed a “mosaic” vaccine now headed for human trials that stays one step ahead of the virus by creating diverse proteins to attack it—a multipronged approach that strengthens the immune system so it can adapt to the mutating virus.