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Scientists found new antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains


Published 2017-09-24 11:20:37| Amwal Al Ghad English

Scientists have recently engineered a new antibody that attacks 99 percent of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates. It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus - making it harder for HIV to resist its effects. The work is a collaboration between the US National Institutes of Health and the pharmaceutical company Sanofi. The International Aids Society said it was an "exciting breakthrough". Human trials will start in 2018 to see if it can prevent or treat infection. Our bodies struggle to fight HIV because of the virus' incredible ability to mutate and change its appearance. These varieties of HIV - or strains - in a single patient are comparable to those of influenza during a worldwide flu season. So the immune system finds itself in a fight against an insurmountable number of strains of HIV. Super-antibodies But after years of infection, a small number of patients develop powerful weapons called "broadly neutralising antibodies" that attack something fundamental to HIV and can kill large swathes of HIV strains. Researchers have been trying to use broadly neutralising antibodies as a way to treat HIV, or prevent infection in the first place. The study, published in the journal Science, combines three such antibodies into an even more powerful "tri-specific antibody". Dr Gary Nabel, the chief scientific officer at Sanofi and one of the report authors, told the BBC News website: "They are more potent and have greater breadth than any single naturally occurring antibody that's been discovered." The best naturally occurring antibodies will target 90% of HIV strains. "We're getting 99% coverage, and getting coverage at very low concentrations of the antibody," said Dr Nabel. Experiments on 24 monkeys showed none of those given the tri-specific antibody developed an infection when they were later injected with the virus. Dr Nabel said: "It was quite an impressive degree of protection." The work included scientists at Harvard Medical School, The Scripps Research Institute, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 'Exciting' Clinical trials to test the antibody in people will start next year. Prof Linda-Gail Bekker, the president of the International Aids Society, told the BBC: "This paper reports an exciting breakthrough. "These super-engineered antibodies seem to go beyond the natural and could have more applications than we have imagined to date. "It's early days yet, and as a scientist I look forward to seeing the first trials get off the ground in 2018. "As a doctor in Africa, I feel the urgency to confirm these findings in humans as soon as possible." Dr Anthony Fauci, the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said it was an intriguing approach. He added: "Combinations of antibodies that each bind to a distinct site on HIV may best overcome the defences of the virus in the effort to achieve effective antibody-based treatment and prevention."
Sports
The eagerly anticipated last-16 draw of the UEFA Champions League has lined up Egyptian and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah to face Porto, who are currently top of the Portuguese league, Primeira Liga. The tie of the round, however, will see Cristiano Ronaldo take on Neymar, as current holders and the competition’s most successful side, Real Madrid, battle for a place in the quarter finals against big-spending French heavyweights PSG, who broke a record with most goals scored in the group stages after hitting 25 in six matches. Elsewhere, fifth-placed Spanish team Sevilla will host Manchester United, Chelsea come up against Spanish leaders Barcelona, Italian champions Juventus face Tottenham Hotspur. While Basel host Manchester City, Bayern Munich face Basel, and Shakhtar Donetsk take on Roma. The draw, held on Monday in the Swiss city of Nyon, determined fixtures for 16 teams to compete in the knockout stage of the competition. The rules of the tournament stipulate that teams from the same group, country, or association cannot be drawn against each other. Winners of each of the groups in the previous round – which concluded last Wednesday – take on teams which finished in second place in other groups. In the draw for the round of 16, the eight group winners are seeded, and the eight group runners-up are unseeded. Seeded teams are drawn against unseeded teams, with seeded teams hosting the second leg. The group winners were: Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Roma, Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester City, Beşiktaş, and Tottenham Hotspur. While runners-up were: Basel, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Juventus, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk, Porto, Real Madrid. The first leg of last-16 matches will be played during 13, 14, 20, and 21 February, while the second leg of matches will take place on March 6, 7, 13, and 14.
Entertainment
Born Fatima Ahmed Kamal Shaker, the late Egyptian golden age song and cinema star Shadia was one of the Arab world's most prominent film actors from the 1950s to the 70s, appearing in over 112 films, 10 radio serials and one play. Shadia died yesterday at Cairo's Galaa Military Hospital at the age of 86 after a long struggle with illness and after suffering a recent stroke. Shadia, who was born in Cairo's Abdeen district, began her acting career in 1947 and became known for her roles in light comedy and drama. The actress starred in many films that are considered classics, including El-Zouga El-Talattashar (The Thirteenth Wife, 1962), Shea' Min El-Khouf (A Bit of Fear, 1969) Al-Liss Wal Kilab (The Thief and the Dogs, 1962), and Meraty Modir Am (My Wife is a General Manager, 1966). She played the lead character, Hameeda, in Zouqâq Al-Midaqq (1963), based on Naguib Mahfouz’s novel of the same name. Through many of her roles, Shadia sought to change society’s views on social issues, especially those involving women. Meraty Modir Am (1966) is one such film. She also chose roles in films with themes of oppression and defiance, such as in the film Shea' Min El-Khouf (1969). In many films, she sang opposite stars Farid Al-Atrache and Abdel-Halim Hafez, appearing alongside the latter in a famous performance role in The People’s Idol (1967) by director Helmy Rafla. Some of her best-known songs include El-Qalb Yeheb Marrah (The Heart Loves Once), Shebbakna Satayro Harir (Our Window’s Curtains are Silk) and Akwa Men El-Zaman (Stronger than Time).