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Looking for Leads in HIV's Battle With Immune System

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Science  23 May 1997:
Vol. 276, Issue 5316, pp. 1196
DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5316.1196

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BETHESDA, MARYLAND-- A 4-day meeting on AIDS vaccine development, held here at the National Institutes of Health 2 weeks ago, included reports of cutting-edge basic research on how HIV causes disease. Presentations on the protective role played by the immune system's killer cells, called cytotoxic T lymphocytes, gave vaccine developers some new perspectives. Researchers also reported the possible capture of a long-sought factor that provides some protection against HIV, and offered the novel suggestion that a goat virus might provide the basis for an HIV vaccine.