Mathematically speaking, the way a tiger charges a herd of antelope resembles a white blood cell attacking a colony of bacteria. That’s the conclusion of a new paper by an international team of physicists, just published in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical.
Cows are big hulking creatures—not so great for tipping over while drunk, but great for turning into living factories that make massive quantities of antibodies. Scientists have inserted a modified human chromosome to cows that can now make human antibodies for hantavirus. Other deadly disease like Ebola and MERS…
It's already been well established that early humans had Bunga-Bunga parties with their closest semi-human relatives. But scientists are just now discovering what came from those relations—a pathogen-killing immune response that persists to this day.
While this is by no means a quantum leap for HIV treatment in humans, any AIDS progress is great AIDS progress. Especially when the progress is in our furry monkey relatives, who are responding terrifically to a new AIDS vaccine.