Coping, Adapting in an Evolving Epidemic

June 6, 2011

The Philadelphia Inquirer

In a special report tracing the last 30 years of the AIDS epidemic, the Philadelphia Inquirer mentions the research of Carl June, MD, professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. A Penn study showed that immune cells taken from a patient's own blood could be reinserted with a single gene snipped out so they no longer make a receptor that HIV needs to enter the cell. The engineered cells avoided HIV infection in all nine patients tested and multiplied significantly in eight for various periods of time, the longest back to July 2009... Read More