The HIV/AIDS virus is one of the deadliest diseases that claims millions of human lives each year. According to the most recent statistics over 35 million people live with HIV/AIDS up to date and nearly 36 million have died of HIV related causes since the discovery of the virus. Everyday 6.300 people contract the HIV virus which makes almost 262 every hour.
Although these numbers are very disturbing scientists from Germany may now have discovered a potential permanent cure for anyone who suffers from an illness related to the deadly virus.
Biomedicine researchers from the Dresden Technical University recently made several incredibly successful experiments in which they treated the HIV virus in mice by utilizing a new innovative technique. They used the so called “molecular scissors” to effectively cut out the virus from the DNA of the HIV virus cells.
The Dresden scientists were able to safely remove the deadly HIV contaminated cells by developing a new mutated enzyme that singles them out so they can be safely removed. Although the research was conducted successfully only in mice, the Dresden scientists are quite optimistic for the future development of this technique for humans as well.