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Scientists image birth of HIV particle for first time

June 11, 2008 Scientists image birth of HIV particle for first time H. A. Abella -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Researchers at Rockefeller University in New York City have figured out a way to image the formation of a human immunodeficiency virus particle in real-time. The novel technique could change the approach to HIV research and lead to the development of new treatments. Nearly 0.6% of the world's population is HIV-positive, according to the World Health Organization. More than 25 million people have died of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome since the discovery of the retrovirus responsible for AIDS in the early 1980s.

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