Piece of HIV Protein May Be Key to AIDS Vaccine Development

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In a finding that could have profound implications for AIDS vaccine design, researchers led by a team at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have generated an atomic-level picture of a key portion of an HIV surface protein as it looks when bound to an infection-fighting antibody.

Unlike much of the constantly mutating virus, this protein component is

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