March #178 : Microsoft Joins the Hunt for an HIV Vaccine - by Laura Whitehorn

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March 2012

Microsoft Joins the Hunt for an HIV Vaccine

by Laura Whitehorn

Using email spam filter programs, Microsoft researchers are helping seek an HIV vaccine. HIV’s constant shape-shifting makes it hard to locate weak points for a vaccine to block. With PhyloD, a computer system that analyzes how individual immune systems respond to HIV mutations, a Microsoft-led research team has identified roughly six times as many possible attack points as had previously been found.

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