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HIV virus to the rescue

Weizmann Institute scientists have recently uncovered a new “weapon” in HIV’s arsenal that specifically targets the activity of the immune system’s “elite force” – certain white blood cells called T cells. These findings have enabled the scientists to imitate the virus’s way of manipulating the immune system – one that has the potential to reduce the severity of such autoimmune diseases as multiple sclerosis, which arise from the “friendly fire” of T cells when they mistakenly attack healthy cells in the body.

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