Australian scientists may have found ‘potential cure for AIDS’

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Australian scientists say they have made a breakthrough that could lead to a potential cure for AIDS, modifying a protein in HIV so it prevents against replication and instead protects against the infection.

A FORM of gene therapy developed by researchers at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research may provide hope to sufferers of HIV, preventing the virus from crippling the immune system by manipulating its genetic structure and turning HIV into a weapon against itself.

Dr David Harrich, a naturalised Australian citizen, has utilised a technique that alters the proteins that enable the HIV virus to replicate throughout the body. By modifying the proteins that make up HIV into a mutated form, referred to as Nullbasic, Harrich’s research team have determined that it is possible to block the process of reverse transcription that allows HIV to damage the immune system. This would ultimately render the virus inert, preventing the condition of those infected with HIV from deteriorating further.

Harrich began studying the HIV virus in 1989 while completing his doctorate in experimental pathology at the University of California – Los Angeles. This project explored the issue of genetic expression and the replication of the HIV virus, a research concept he would continue to pursue after moving to Australia in 1997. The initial breakthrough in Harrich’s research occurred in 2007, with the discovery that Nullbasic had the ability to inhibit the spread of HIV.

Harrich told Australian Times: “With money running out, I had my PhD student try one more experiment in late 2007. The experiment was to test ifNullbasic could render HIV non-infectious. The student came back and said it worked, so I told him to do it again and again and again. It works every time.”

Written By: Paul Bleakley
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9 COMMENTS

  1. I love Aussie scientists. in 2005 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Barry Marshall and his research partner Robin Warren “for their discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and its role in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease”. Marshall proved that peptic ulcers were caused by this bacterium and not as had been believed for year by stress and too much spicy food; and he did it by drinking a Petri dish containing cultured H. pylori. That’s just so Australian: “Give it here you drongo, I’ll drink the bloody thing.”

    Here’s hoping Dr Harrich’s research proves equally effective; and that Vatican scientists don’t determine that the treatment actually causes AIDS.

  2. I can already hear the Pope & Co. rant on about administering this groundbreaking treatment. After all, it is based on the dreaded stem cells no less! Like with the condoms in Africa, they will prefer people to suffer, and so maybe turn to their God rather than recover and continue to lead God-less lives. It’s like their made -up Hell is not enough of a ‘punishment’, they want to punish people in this life too while all the time wanting to appear merciful!

    I love the Aussie scientists too- ace and bonza!

    In reply to #2 by Katy Cordeth:*

    I love Aussie scientists. in 2005 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Barry Marshall and his research partner Robin Warren “for their discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and its role in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease”. Marshall proved that peptic ulcers were caused by this bacterium and not as had been believed for year by stress and too much spicy food; and he did it by drinking a Petri dish containing cultured H. pylori. That’s just so Australian: “Give it here you drongo, I’ll drink the bloody thing.”

    Here’s hoping Dr Harrich’s research proves equally effective; and that Vatican scientists don’t determine that the treatment actually causes AIDS.

  3. In reply to #2 by Katy Cordeth:

    I love Aussie scientists. in 2005 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Barry Marshall and his research partner Robin Warren “for their discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and its role in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease”. Marshall proved that peptic ulcers were caused by this bacterium and not as had been believed for year by stress and too much spicy food; and he did it by drinking a Petri dish containing cultured H. pylori. That’s just so Australian: “Give it here you drongo, I’ll drink the bloody thing.”

    If I recall they also faced a wall of medicos and pharmacists, all refusing to believe them. Now that was an example of scientific close-mindedness, gatekeepers, vested interests and the rest. But still it’s fixed now and science has, once again, self corrected.

  4. Another situation where the headline is debunked in the first sentence of the article. The headline suggests a cure or at least a potential cure. The first sentence says that the research “could lead to a possible cure”…. ALL research COULD lead to a cure.

    Don’t get me wrong, gene therapy and these advances are welcome and heralded in my world. But, come on, I was expecting to read of substantial progress; a huge leap forward. Instead, I read that the research could be promising…. still so much to do.

  5. ths is awesome news. i do hope a cure is found soon but sadly i expect it’ll be many decades after a cure is found to actually wipe the disease out in some countries if the polio vax program in Pakistan is any guide

  6. In reply to #7 by SaganTheCat:

    ths is awesome news. i do hope a cure is found soon but sadly i expect it’ll be many decades after a cure is found to actually wipe the disease out in some countries if the polio vax program in Pakistan is any guide

    BUT… we all know the vac program is a western plot to sterilize Muslims. Don’t we?

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