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Old 09-28-2012, 04:07 PM
Location: The D-M-V area
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More locked doors opened... slowly. It's a marathon, not a sprint.

It was discovered that because "memory" cells, which are continually moving, draw the virus through their momentum, making them more vulnerable and sensitive than "virgin" cells. The network of proteinous filaments inside the cells is known as its cytoskeleton, and it is these filaments that propel the cell into motion. The study points out that resting T-cells, whether "memory" or "virgin," are intrinsically resistant to HIV infection.
Immune system's door unlocked: Science finds out why specific cells let HIV in
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