HIV Life Cycle

AIDS is a deadly condition that kills millions of people every year. When the immune system is disabled by the Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), AIDS can occur. This often leads to death. Understanding the life cycle of HIV can introduce possible drugs or vaccines, which could prevent the immune system from being invaded by HIV. HIV is a retrovirus, which is a virus that contains single stranded RNA (ssRNA). An HIV retrovirus destroys cells of […]

The Potential of Plantibodies

Imagine a huge field of verdant tobacco leaves. You may shake your head thinking that the leaves could soon become carcinogenic cigarettes. But what you probably do not know is that this tobacco is going to be used for a much better purpose. Surprisingly, it may be instrumental in the treatment of diseases such as cancer, anthrax and rabies and even the prevention of cavities. Instead of causing disease, tobacco has the potential to treat […]