Monday, February 25, 2008

HIV/AIDS: New method of beating the virus

HIV Virus budding

News from the fight here at LiveScience -- stating that it might be possible to destroy viruses just by vigorously shaking them through resonance by a USP (ultra-short pulse) laser, which has a low heat that does not damage surrounding cells.

I hope. For you. I am hoping.

At the risk of someone poo-pooing it because it's on a "pop science" blog...

Here it is on Wired.

Here is the announcement of the cooperative agreement between the FDA and Raydiance, Inc., the company producing the laser.

Per the creator:

"We have demonstrated a technique of using a laser to excite vibrations on the shield of a virus and damage it, so that it's no longer functional," said Tsen senior. "We're testing it on HIV and hepatitis right now."

Neither article, unfortunately, has many links to go off of.

UPDATE: FOUND THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ARTICLE HERE, from this site with a few other links.

Looks like it's real.

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