Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Reason #32: AIDS is Dumb

So apparently the AIDS virus has a specialized cholesterol membrane that enables it to exist in the body and still interact with (read: infect) a person's immune system. Scientists at Johns Hopkins have now determined that the virus loses this ability if it is deprived of said cholesterol; which apparently is possible.

It's all a little complicated for me--I always hated Biology--but there's something very tactically cool about this as I understand it; like conquering a castle by sabotaging the stone with which it builds its walls.

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